Restoration work with Union REMPART
Union REMPART is divided into member associations, which organise more than 200 volunteer work initiatives, known as chantiers. Every year chantiers all over France draw more than 3 000 volunteers, around 25% of whom come from abroad. All chantiers benefit from the REMPART quality standard. This is the information on how a chantier is organised. Please read the following information carefully before you choose a chantier and sign on. If you live out of France you can only apply for a chantier in France.
Volunteers can come from all over France and the whole world. French is the language spoken on the chantier so it is better to have a basic knowledge of french before you arrive. There is no upper age limit for chantiers open to 18-years-old and over. 17-years-old may participate in a workcamp for adults (inquiries should be adressed to the association in charge).
Chantiers usually last for two or three weeks. Volunteers are asked to sign on for the whole period. Please note that it is not necessary to have a prior experience to participate in restoration activities. V olunteers usually work 35 hours a week on restoration activities and one or two days are fully devoted to cultural and leisure activities.
Visiting sites, hiking, swimming, sports and cultural activities : leisure is often organised on the group’s initiative. The association will propose activities according to its possibilities and the opportunities offered by the region. You may have to pay for some activities.