Come and join a wonderful grassroots charity, working with displaced children in Calais, Northern France



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    The place works with displaced children in the north of France, providing them with spaces to play and learn. We are constantly on the lookout for compassionate and hardworking individuals to join our small team of volunteers. As a volunteer, you will help plan, prepare and implement play sessions for children 0-16 years old. These sessions include games, crafts, sports, creative and educational activities. If you like to play, we would love to have you by our side.

    We work five days a week and accommodation will be provided to you, you will be asked to pay the first month's rent. You will live and work as a cohesive team, alongside volunteers from partner organizations. You will join a strong network and community of compassionate people, trying to do their best to support migrants.

    We welcome both French and English speakers, and we would be very happy with people who speak Arabic, Kurdish Sorani, Farsi, Pashto or Dari! We encourage everyone to apply regardless of where you live. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you encounter any difficulties that prevent you from joining so that we can discuss it and find out the best way to support you within our abilities.

    If you are interested and would like to work with us, please contact us so that we can send you the application form.


    Project travaille avec les enfants déplacés dans le nord de la France, en leur offrant des espaces pour jouer et apprendre. Nous sommes constamment à la recherche de personnes compatissantes et travailleurs acharnés pour rejoindre notre petite équipe de bénévoles. En tant que bénévole, vous aiderez à planifier, préparer et mettre en œuvre des séances de jeu pour les enfants de 0 à 16 ans. Ces séances comprennent des jeux, des activités manuelles, des sports, des activités créatives et éducatives. Si vous aimez jouer, nous serions ravis de vous avoir à nos côtés.

    Nous travaillons cinq jours par semaine et l'hébergement vous sera fournis, il vous sera selement demander de payer le premier mois de loyer. Vous vivrez et travaillerez au sein d’une équipe soudée, aux côtés de bénévoles d'organisations partenaires. Vous rejoindrez un solide réseau et à une communauté de personnes compatissantes, en essayant de faire de leur mieux pour soutenir les migrants.

    Nous accueillons des francophones et des anglophones, et nous serions très heureux des personnes qui parlent arabe, sorani kurde, farsi, pachto ou dari! Nous encourageons tout le monde à postuler quel que soit votre lieux de résidence. N'hesitez pas à nous contacter si vous rencontré une quelconque difficulté vous empechant de venir nous rejoindre afin que nous puissions en discuter et vous aider dans la limite de nos capacités.

    Si vous êtes intéressé et souhaitez travailler avec nous, s’il vous plaît contactez nous afin que nous puissions vous transmettre le formulaire de candidature.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    This is a fantastic opportunity to develop an array of skills and gain experience in the humanitarian field.

    Firstly, it is an amazing opportunity to practice your language skills. Whether you want to practice your French or learn some Kurdish and Arabic from our service users we hear a range of a languages every day. We are an international team which allows us to learn about each others cultures including French, English, Danish, German and Italian!

    Other skills you will develop; leadership, team work, working with children and problem solving. As a small charity, there is also the opportunity to be involved with its running so you may develop skills in fundraising, marketing, social media, accounting and strategy should you choose.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Our charity was founded to bring play and education to children living in informal refugee camps. Our team of volunteers run sessions 6 days a week (everyone gets 2 days off). These sessions include play, education, craft, sport, drama and more. Our service provides children with a space in which to feel safe, learn new skills, feel a sense of autonomy and individuality, make friends and escape into their imagination. In turn, this helps to mitigate some of the toxic stress they continue to experience living in such a hostile environment.

    Despite being a year and a half old, we have already seen the positive effects of our service and we continue to go from strength-to-strength. It is an exciting time to be joining our hardworking and friendly team as we continue to grow, improve and consolidate our project. Each of our volunteers shapes our service - it is a space in which all opinions are valued and welcomed.

    It is not only an amazing opportunity to impact the lives of these wonderful children but also develop your skills too. Facing new challenges every day and working as part of a close-knit team means every team member develops keen problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills. Many volunteers help with the running of the charity such as finance management, fundraising or social media, depending on their interests.

    Successful applicants will live and work with our wonderful close-knit volunteer team. We spend the mornings resourcing, planning and packing for sessions. We head out in the afternoon to conduct sessions. We are lucky enough to work alongside some other organisations in Calais and are part of a fantastic community of volunteers.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Most of our team live in our house just outside of Calais, about a 20-minute drive.

    It is a large house with 4 bedroom house with 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, one washing machine and a big garden. It is a lovely, cosy home! Dinners are usually shared with the team and we all contribute to cleaning and maintaining the house. Where we live is a little isolated- there are no bus routes close to us and we rely on the van to get us into work. The closest town is Audruicq (about 5 minutes Drive and 15 min by bike), although it's a small town, there is more bus and a train station there.

    Although there is plenty of space in the house and we respect each other's intimacy, it is a very social house and you will be living with up to 9 other volunteers and sharing a bedroom with 1 to 3 persons. For these reasons, volunteers are free to choose to live elsewhere during their time, however by doing so, they will have to cover their own housing cost and we won't be able to help with that.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Lunch is provided 5 days/week

    The North of France has some interesting historical sights, good walks and lovely beaches. It is easy to get to Paris and London. We are also just a short drive from Belgium so a good spot for people wanting to explore Northern Europe.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum

N° de référence hôte : 112312783459