Phiren Amenca

Volunteer in France for 11 months!

Let’s live Europe in Sarthe” is a collective ESC project in the region of Le Mans, in France, that involves 10 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!


  • Volunteering at the House of Europe (1 volunteer opportunity)
  • Volunteering at the rural boarding schools MFR (3 volunteer opportunities)
  • Volunteering at Joseph Roussel high school (1 volunteer opportunity)
  • Volunteering at the “Les Horizons” high school (1 volunteer opportunity)
  • Volunteering at the municipality of the town of Le Mans (2 volunteer opportunities)
  • Volunteering at the municipality of Saint-Georges du Bois (1 volunteer opportunity)
  • Volunteering at the social center of Le Grand-Lucé (1 volunteer opportunity)



  • TRAVEL:to and from France: You will be reimbursed on a base of a budget depending on your means of transportation and the country you are traveling from (from 211€ to 535€ for roundtrip.) We strongly encourage green-travel (avoiding using airplane).
  • HOUSING: 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 commute. Common spaces are shared with other volunteers and collective life is to be expected and encouraged. If you’d rather live alone or stay in you room all year long, this project isn’t for you.
  • ALLOWANCE: 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 240€/month, and food money is either 210€/month + lunch offered at the school canteen on workdays or 240€/month if no lunches are covered.
  • PLANNING: You will volunteer for 30 hours per week smoothed over the year (there might be busier weeks, and cooler ones).You will not volunteer on weekends -excepts 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.
  • PROJECT: You will take part in common project in between volunteers and common meetings throughout the year.
  • 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 beginning of your volunteering in the Maison de l’Europe.
  • DATES: 11 months mission from the 21st of August 2024(arrival day in France: 20th of August) to the 24th of July 2025 (travel day back home: 25th of July).
  • INSURANCE: You will be covered by Henner insurance scheme from the European Commission.
  • 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.


  • European resident
  • Age 18-30 (different placements prefer different ages)
  • English/French knowledge (different placements require different levels)


Deadline: May 20, 2024

Application form: can be found HERE

Detailed information can be found in the INFO PACK

Send your application by the 20th of May to [email protected]