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VOLUNTEER WITH US: (It's) Time to Shine in Normandy !


Come to volunteer for 9 months in a youth information center in Normandy region (France)! The CRIJ Normandie is looking for 2 European Solidarity Corps volunteers (from EU countries) aged between 18 and 30 years oldstarting in September 2020.


Starting date : 19/09/2020
Duration : 9 months
Main topics : Citizenship and democratic participation, European identity and valuesYouthwork
Locations : Caen (volunteer) / Rouen (1 volunteer)


What does our organisation?



We are an NGO known as a regional youth information center located in the cities of Rouen and Caen, in Normandy region (France). Our aim is to welcome and inform young people on different topics such as: studies and trainings, accomodation, employment, summer and student jobs, volunteering programmes, civil and social rights, youth international mobility, European citizenship... 
Each year, our team welcome several volunteers in the cities of Rouen and Caen.


We cooperate with different organisations in the local community: secondary schools, universities, municipalities, youth centres...


What is the project?

This ESC project called "(It's) Time to shine in Normandy" aims to promote our activities related to European citizenship and youth international mobility in the cities of Caen and Rouen. Our organisation provides information on these topics by leading activities such as: workshops, events, fairs, video reporting, podcasts... 
To do so, the CRIJ Normandie holds two quality labels: Europe Direct and Eurodesk. The volunteers will help our team to spread the information through our social media, to bring their own ideas and to organise local events.

The activities are:

  • Raising the awareness of local young people towards Europe citizenship and youth international mobility (preparing and performing workshops in schools, participating in student fairs, contributing to various events, recording podcasts on local radios...). 
  • Encouraging intercultural dialogue with the public by developing pedagogical tools and methods in order to talk about European citizenship. 
  • Contributing to create several events in May 2021 in the frame of the European Day celebration (called “Joli Mois de l’Europe”) 
  • Participating in actions such as afterworks, information workshops and regularly decorate our area dedicated to Europe and youth international mobility in order to keep it nice and attractive 
  • Helping the CRIJ Normandie team to realise its actions throughout the year.


  • You will work under the supervision of a youthworker
  • You will work together with the CRIJ Normandie team, in order to discover different youth information topics: employment, studies and trainings, civil and social rights, etc
  • You will have lots of space to implement your own activities in order to introduce their culture and language to the public.

Accomodation and costs

The volunteers will live in the city area of Rouen or Caen and have their own accomodation. The flat will be furnished and has access to a wi-fi connection. There is also a public transport available.

They will also get:

  • a french bank account 
  • a phone subscription  
  • french language lessons (together with the OLS platform - Online Language Support) 

According to the European Solidarity Corps programme, the project covers all costs related to travel, accomodation, food and pocket money (monthly allowance), public transport, health insurance (provided by Cigna insurance).


How to apply?

We are looking for volunteers:
- with social skills,
- used to digital tools and social media,
- happy to talk in public,
- interested in environmental issues.


If the volunteers have a hobby, they are strongly invited to integrate their interests inside the project.


Interested? Please fill in this form before the 23rd AUGUST 2020: http://bit.ly/applytocrijnormandie2020