General

France European Solidarity Corps ESC

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Les Courmettes is a beautiful and naturally rich site near Nice. The project offers young people the opportunity to acquire experience in a project that includes both nature conservation and welcoming the public. By being involved in the management of the site, volunteers will develop competences in environmental education, scientific studies and natural site management. Volunteers will take part in raising public awareness through different media (panels, discussion, educational tools, etc.), species and habitats studies (fieldwork, data analysis, etc.), site management (trail marking, site defence etc.). Specific time (up to 10%) will be devoted to learning French, 10% of the time will be devoted to communicating about the ESC through different media (video, stands, articles). 30% of the time will be spent on tasks related to the proper functioning of the Les Courmettes centre: – Welcoming visitors – Maintenance of the domain and its park, various tasks related to Community life.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The volunteers are housed at the centre of Les Courmettes, which is also the logistic base for the projects, the head office and the hub for running the life of the team. They share rooms (1 to 2 people of the same sex per room). Lunch and supper are eaten together during the week with the team and any other participants at fixed times. They are prepared by a cook. When the cook is absent, the team members take turn. Breakfasts are self-service. Vegetarian diets can be offered. Cars are available (with a fee) to get around. The Rules of life might be adapted due to the COVID situation.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

Training will be provided on arrival concerning the modus vivendi at the centre community life, week planning and project and activity description. Field work training is provided for the volunteer all through the project such as: species identification skills, protocols, use of observation tools and other field equipment. Training in welcoming public and environmental education will be provided at arrival.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

We are looking for volunteers who have a real interest in raising awareness and protecting the environment. They will need to enjoy life in the country and contact with people and the flora and fauna which means sometimes putting up with difficult weather conditions and be ready to welcome visitors at Les Courmettes and talk about the site’s regulations. Volunteers will have to show that they can take initiatives in the tasks they undertake and take them through to completion. A basic knowledge of French is an advantage for the volunteers, but not a necessity

APPLY

ACTIVITY DATES

 A total of 52 week(s) during the period 03/01/2022 to 02/01/2023


ACTIVITY LOCATION

 4500 route des Courmettes, 06140 TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP France


LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia


ACTIVITY TOPICS

 Environment and natural protection


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 Application deadline: 28/11/2021

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