Phiren Amenca

Open Call for young European Roma: Voluntary Service in France

Deadline Extended to March 31, 2014 [hr]


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Volunteer for 10 months in 2014-2015 with VISA-Ad!

VISA-AD currently opened a call for applications for young European Roma between 18 – 25 years to participate in a Voluntary Service (French Service Civique) project in France. The project offers diverse learning and service opportunities, including national and international seminars. The volunteers engage weekly around 35 hours in the working fields

  • working at an elderly home,
  • working with people with disabilities,
  • working in a school,
  • working in a hospital,

depending on the skills and interests of the volunteers. The program encourages volunteers to express and to realize their own ideas and initiatives during the service! The program covers room, board, health insurance, and monthly pocket money. Volunteers will be provided with 3 support seminars in France during their service, and 2 international Phiren Amenca seminars.

The call for applications is open for young European Roma between 18 to 25 years. Volunteers must speak basic French by the start of the voluntary service term. For further questions do not hesitate to contact us.



Send your motivation letter, your CV and the Phiren Amenca application form to Marietta Herfort at [email protected]

Application form

Download the Phiren Amenca Volunteer Application Form (PDF) here

Beginning of the Project

as soon as possible


10 months


Description of the hosting organization

VISA – L’ année diaconale, France is a French network of locally and nationally recognized institutions in the health, social and educational fields. Today their hosting members include Protestant or Catholic, as well as secular organizations. Visit for more info.

VISA – L’ année diaconale is member of Phiren Amenca International Network, a network of Roma and non-Roma volunteers and voluntary service organizations creating opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue and engagement, in order to challenge stereotypes and racism.