The Association Noël Pandavoine is a non-profit organisation that provides housing for young workers facing economic and social difficulties. Residents are between 16 and 25 years old, facing problems to get an accommodation and, consequently, are in a situation of social and professional inclusion. The organization manages several apartment blocks in Reims. The Association Noël Paindavoine does not only provide accommodation for young people but also it offers different services to support their inclusion, for example, computer room, various trainings, educative workshops, social driving school, employment and mobility guidance.
Volunteer will be a member of the educative team who provides various type of support to youngsters accommodated by the Association. Mission of this ESC project is to provide a peer to peer support and to raise the interest to foreign culture inside the House for Young workers. Therefore, volunteer takes part in organizing and implementing leisure and educative time of the residents as well as different workshops such as bicycle repairing, cooking, music workshops, woodcraft, sports (hiking, football…), cultural outings. Volunteer should also propose some activities about his/her own country (exhibition, cultural activities, games etc.) or activities based on their interests.
- ESC volunteer is hosted in one of the apartment blocks managed by the organisation in which around 70 youngsters are living. The flat is located in the city center of Reims.
- Volunteer receives money for his/her meal expenses.
Number of volunteers hosted: 1
A word from CES volunteer
Mariano from Spain: I am a musician, I have studied Musicology in Spain and I am very interested in musical education. I feel very comfortable working with the educational team during my EVS. Our task is to help residents who live in the association to search a professional project. We propose different workshops and interesting activities for them. I enjoy that I am free to offer musical activities as well. The thing I like the most about my project is that I have to speak in French all the day and because of this I have learned a lot of French in only three months. In addition, I also like my flat I’m living in. It is not very big but I am accommodated very close to my workplace and near to the city center (10 minutes walking).
*EVS stands for “European Voluntary Service”, the previous name given to the European Solidarity Corps.