Tree planting association looking for administrative help in Southwest France

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  • Última atividade: 25 fev. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição



    From January 15th 2024 onward

    We are booked solid until the new year - the winter season which is actually high season for tree planting activities, last minute request are welcome starting January. We are getting some of the "crafts of the arts" apprenticeship expanded now so stay tuned!

    We are a non-profit planting association, summer is our off season for planting, but we are always busy raising money with our art - high end architectural cabinets and aviaries!

    We need a person interested in non-profit management regarding theses 3 main projects
    In this order
    1) Building a targeted press release about the association, how we finance it with the arts in a registered historical monument
    2) Managing the French/English website and social media
    3) Keep developing an administrative reportage, this includes daily basic administrative tasks, keep records of the planting activity (trees planted of how many hectares, experiments and results). This reportage will be used for grant writing and daily association accounting.

    FRENCH :


    Nous sommes une association de reforestation, l'été est la saison off en matière de plantation, nous sommes actuellement occupés à lever des fonds!

    Nous avons besoin de quelqu'un intéressé par le management d'association pour trois projets différents :
    Dans cet ordre :
    1) Monter un communiqué de presse ciblé à propos de l'association, comment nous la finançons grâce aux Arts dans une bâtisse historique
    2) Manager en Français et/ou Anglais le site web et les réseaux sociaux
    3) Developer un dossier administratif. Cela inclut des taches administratives basiques, réaliser un historique des activités de plantations (combien d'arbres plantés sur combien d'hectares, les expériences et les résultats). Ce dossier servira à la comptabilité quotidienne de l'association mais aussi à des demandes de subsides.

    When contacting us please note your arrival and departure dates (even if flexible) as it helps us to coordinate everybody.

    We are registered as a French non profit (1901) association. Our official purpose is to plant trees and restore deforested land in the Hérault department of Southwest France. We are also registered for training in practical skills.

    From October to April, you may help with the planting and maintenance of these trees, including the following tasks:

    -Acorn collection
    -Land clearing
    -Tree planting
    -Plant watering
    -Tree trimming
    -Mechanical repairs on truck, tractor or farm equipment
    -Tree observation/assessment

    Everything is financed through the artwork produced at our studio, namely custom dollhouses and aviaries designed and created by the renowned artist Eric Lansdown during your stay here, you may be able to assist Eric with these projects - we even offer training in the crafts of artwork in an informal apprenticeship for people who are interested and can stay longer than a month, preferably at least two months or longer.

    We also have properties in the area that are in need of repair and upkeep (this was a 10th century church property and it’s a bit shattered in places.) There are a number of construction and equipment maintenance/restoration projects to choose from, including the following:

    -Glass cutting
    -General maintenance and DIY
    -Collecting and stacking firewood for the winter
    -Electric and plumbing
    -Hand excavations like opening up buried rooms

    The experience here is also a good way to get an immersion into the world of small non-profit associations: learning and sharing with volunteers, using your vision to plan for your projects, financing your association, creating relationships with the locals (people, associations, public organisms, companies) etc. While you're here, you can help with some of the following tasks:

    - Administrative and creative writing for press releases and grant proposals (in English and French)
    - Assist in French translations, proof reading
    - Promotion of the association on social media
    - Communication project with the local communities
    - Website development

    Longer-term volunteers are preferable because even though some tasks sound easy, most of them actually take a bit of time to explain and then to figure out. Short-term volunteers may be accepted as well, though - we are flexible!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We are in the village of GABIAN 34320, in the départment of Hérault.

    The buses to come here are :
    603-604 - Montpellier/Pézénas
    669 Pézénas-Gabian

    Gabian is an enchanting medieval village with (literally) centuries of history and authenticity. Hang out at the local café/bar after work or cafés in other villages on days off. There are bikes you can use to visit the surroundings (a beautiful lake 45min by bike), and other villages are 20 to 40 minutes apart by bicycle depending on you and the incline.

    If you have your own car (or time the buses right) you can discover beautiful villages, lakes, gorges around the area (Gorges d'Héric, village of Saint-Guilhem-le-désert, Salagou lake, the Devil's bridge/ Pont du Diable etc). You could even have a beach day in Montpellier, just 1.5 hours away by bus!

    More and more of our helpers are French speakers who live in the village and surrounding area so it's possible to work in an all French language environment - at times...

  • Ajuda


    All of the tasks depend on the season of the year (and the weather of course). Tree planting on land happens from mid-late October until April. After April, the seeds are planted mainly in pots or bags until the new season arrives. Other jobs like maintenance, building, tree observation/assessment and administrative tasks are performed year-round.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário

  • Acomodação


    The accommodation is a village house that was upgraded and is just used as the volunteers' house. There are shared bathrooms and toilets but separate bedrooms. The house has a fully functioning kitchen, electricity, wood burning heaters, and even a small private patio with a palm tree.

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    Algo mais...

    We ask for 25 hours of help a week for lodging and food.

    We can pick you up at the train station or airport.

    We are all fully vaccinated and think that's a very good idea but there is no absolute mandate these days

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We have a fibre optic internet connection into the house - bring your own laptop and camera if you have

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Van parking is nearby on all sides, this is a small village in the foothills of the Haute Languedoc national park so you can walk past it in 10 minutes. We are in the old quarter ecclesiastic.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    The accommodation is a house in the village that is shared among the volunteers. We've had volunteers bring pets in the past, but just let me know beforehand so we can ensure the other volunteers in the house at the time are not allergic.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 333431756345

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