We currently have 3 last openings for a long term project in France!

Start: ASAP
End: The end of July 2024
Place: Le Mans, France


“Let’s live Europe in Sarthe” is a collective ESC project in the region of Le Mans, in France. The project starts ASAP for 11 month until end of July 2024. It involves 14 volunteers in different places of volunteering, with a common goal: to educate on Europe, cultural diversity, mobility, and help people to get more easily in touch with Europe in making it more concrete by exchanging with people from different European countries. We strongly believe that meeting others can help strengthening open-mindedness, equality, diversity, and citizenship, and our team of volunteers is taking on this challenge all year long!

The House of Europe (“Maison de l’Europe” in French) manages several European mobility projects, in particular European volunteering projects (European Solidarity Corps). Among them we can find the hosting of volunteers at the Maison de l’Europe every year. It is an EU awareness-raising mission. We also host volunteering projects which take place in various places such as the 6 rural boarding schools in our region Sarthe (the MFR), the Joseph Roussel high school, the “Les Horizons” high school (all above are vocational education centers), the municipalities of Le Mans, Rouillon and Saint-Georges du Bois, as well as the social center of Le Grand-Lucé, and more new places every year!

We are looking to fill in last 3 spots! You can apply for more than one if you are interested by several volunteer missions.

Aims of the projects

The goals of the different projects are very similar: the idea is to make people in our region Sarthe aware of the European Union, to encourage intercultural exchange and openness to others, and to make the young people you work with aware that European mobility is also possible for them. By welcoming European volunteers all year, the public of the different places will be able to deconstruct their prejudices and be less afraid of differences, while learning to interact with someone from another culture.

All the volunteers are linked to develop common projects and enhance the presence of European volunteers in the region of Sarthe.


Alternative schools:

Town halls:


Your food, accommodation, insurance, pocket money and your travel costs will be covered by the
European Solidarity Corps program.

Travel: You will be reimbursed on a base of a budget depending on your means of transportation and the
country you are traveling from (from 180€ to 410€ for round trip.)
Accommodation: You will have your own room in a shared house near the center of Le Mans, with easy access to local transportation for your daily commutes. Common spaces are shared with other volunteers.
Monthly expenses: You will get each month money for your food, and pocket money, transferred in your bank account at the end of the month you have just done. Pocket money is 210€/month, and food money is either 210€/month + lunch offered at the school canteen on workdays or 240€/month if no lunches are covered.
Language: You will have access to the EU Academy platform for online French classes, and you will have the
possibility to take part in French classes at the university of Le Mans.
Dates: 11 months mission beginning ASAP to the end of July.
Planning: You will volunteer for about 30 hours per week smoothed over the year. You will not volunteer on weekends – excepts maybe 3-4 times during the year. For every volunteering month you have 2 days off, so 22 days for the whole mission.
Training: The French ESC Agency organizes 2 seminars (one on arrival and one mid-term for about a week,
with other ESC volunteers in France). All expenses are fully covered.
Common project: You will take part in common project in between volunteers and common meetings throughout the year.
Insurance: You will be covered by Henner insurance scheme from the European Commission.
Local transportation: You will be provided a card to use tramways and buses of Le Mans and surroundings unlimited + the mean of transportation for your daily commute + a bike + a discount card for French railways.

Please download the INFOPACK HERE

To apply please send your CV to mariachiara@bonafides.pl and anna@bonafides.pl
Title your email: “ESC in France