(EN) We are an independent aid organisation that started in Serbia in early 2017 to provide a unified volunteer response to the European Refugee Crisis. We currently operate in three different countries, including here in Calais, France. We provide humanitarian aid that reaches hundreds of refugees and migrants every week. We distribute clothes, camping equipment and hygiene items to displaced communities in the area.
Trabajo de caridad
(EN) Because of our devoted volunteers, we have been able to grow considerably, and help a lot of people; with that impact, though, comes a lot of responsibility. We take our work very seriously. Because we’re working with vulnerable people who often depend on our services, we expect our volunteers to maintain an appropriate level of professionalism so that we can deliver a high quality of aid, in a dignified and thoughtful way. Don’t worry, though! We provide various documents, briefings and training to help!
We ask for open minded and dedicated volunteers. Here you will find a community of like-minded and highly committed volunteers. We often work long hours, the work can be difficult, and it is not glamorous, but at the end of the day work we do is vital and we support each other as a team.
We aim to actively promote diversity of thought, culture and background, and therefore we particularly welcome applications from those historically under-represented in this sector.
We particularly appreciate applications from those who speak languages of the communities we serve (e.g. Arabic), those who drive and know about the maintenance of cars.
(EN) At our project in Calais, we run the largest non-food aid operation in Northern France. Our warehouse is the core of our operations and will be where you will spend most of your time. We sort and store donations of clothing, hygiene items, tents, sleeping bags, and other vital items for the communities we serve, maintaining high quality standards.
Shortly after arrival, you will receive field work training, which is mandatory if you wish to come on distributions. The context we work in can be emotionally and physically challenging. Although we would like to welcome everybody, it is important to consider your personal boundaries and limitations, partially if you do not have experience in this field, although this is not a requirement. We ask that volunteers are proactive, willing to listen, learn and work as a team.
(EN) This place has housing only for long-term volunteers and coordinators (around 13 people) - we do ask for a contribution for the first month, after this it is free. At the moment, however, we might not have enough space in our housing for volunteers planning on coming in the next month or so. We recognise that this initial contribution can present a financial barrier to volunteering. If this would be your case, please reach out and we can discuss how we can help.
Please feel free to ask so that I can confirm if we have space or not and help you with figuring out how to have you come join us.
If you are coming for less than a month, it does mean you’ll need to find your own housing. We can help you with this.
(EN) Living and working so closely together creates somewhat of a family atmosphere and we usually share at least one meal per day together. This allows us to talk about the day’s work, explore thoughts and feelings about how things are going and therefore steadily improve our working atmosphere as well as our relationships with each other.
We share our warehouse and work very closely with several other grassroots organisations. This means there are opportunities to learn about other initiatives and meet other people.
We provide one meal per working day for volunteers. For the rest of your time, the cost of living is manageable.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Más de dos
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
En los países en vías de desarrollo (donde la mayoría de los anfitriones que están involucrados trabajan en obras de caridad, programas de desarrollo, educación entre otros), Workaway permite que algunos de nuestros anfitriones bajo este perfil, pidan a los voluntarios una pequeña donación para ayudar a la familia con las que se quedarán, a menudo menos de 5 dólares por día. Workaway permite el cargo solo cuando la donación está dirigida directamente a la familia o programas de caridad y es sólo para cubrir el costo de la estancia los voluntarios. (Todo anfitriones que haya declarado algún cargo estará claramente marcado en su listado).
Workaway NO permite listados de agencias e intermediarios o proyectos que consideramos están buscando sacar provecho de una los voluntarios.
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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