The aim of the Emmaüs movement is to work towards the revalorization of peole who suffer from social marginalization and to help them recover their rights and dignity. EMMAÜS communities are places where everybody is welcomed regardless of his/her past and where solidarity is a principle of life. People are provided with a place where they can live and work. Some 'companions' (people living in the communities of Emmaüs) spend a few months in a community and will find there the support and social bearings needed for their reinsertion into the society. For others, living in an Emmaus community is an alternative way of life.
The volunteer gets a room of his/her own in one of the house/Foyer. Facilities are shared with the other people living in the house.
Communities are made of houses where the companions and volunteers live together and of other buildings where they work in differents areas: there is usually a selling place where the clients come, storage sheds where the items given to the community are stored and workshops where they are repaired and cleaned.
Male and Female. Age 18-30. Sense of adaptation, psychological balance, autonomy, to be pedagogical, good social skills. Most of the people who come to live in an Emmaüs Community have had very tough lives and harsh experiences. For Emmaüs community, welcoming volunteers is a way of opening the community on other horizons. There are French and foreign people who work as volunteers in most Emmaüs community. Their help is seen as an act of solidarity. It is precious and valued by the communities. The presence of volunteers is an opportunity for exchanges between volunteers and 'companions': volunteers learn about the social difficulties in France and companions get a change to discover their culture and country of origin.
How to get there?
International Airport: Paris
2.600,00 EUR (6 MTS)
3.600,00 EUR (12 MTS)