The main objective is to give them the means to reinvest their home and be involved in a new and positive dynamic. We are working along with the owner or the tenant of the house or flat, and sometimes with neighbours, friends or relatives.
The project is opened to everyone interested by manual and social work. We can host men and women between 18 and 30 years old from different nationalities and backgrounds with or without preliminary knowledge in renovation or social work. The duration of the volunteering contracts that we propose is 12 months.
The volunteers must be prepared to commit themselves in the fulfilment of the objectives of the organisation and will be able to develop their awareness of: - Working closely with families in need and with organisations involved in local projects, - Participating in the association life, - Working as a member of a team outside traditional organisation, - Working and sharing with many different people, - Sharing a different experience of life. These commitments are demanding but also offer a great experience and awareness of responsibility. On the project, volunteers will also find many ways to learn new acquaintances and live cultural exchanges.
About Association Nationale des Compagnons Bâtisseurs
22 rue de la Donelière, Rennes, 35000, FR
"Compagnons Bâtisseurs" (CBF) is an NGO founded in 1957. Its aim was to help people after the World War II to rebuild and renovate homes. From the very beginning, CBF has been putting the principle of solidarity into practice by building and learning together, as well as promoting peace and better understanding between people from all over the world and regardless their situation. Today CBF is a network composed of one national organization and 10 regional organizations in France.
The teams are working with families who are facing social and economical difficulties to improve their own living conditions. The main objective is to give them the means to reinvest their home and be involved in a new and positive dynamic. We are working along with the owner or the tenant of the house or flat, and sometimes with neighbours, friends or relatives. Volunteers work in one of the ten local organizations in France, and can share a collective life. The organisation is encouraging the participation of everybody to develop specific actions and workshops, linked with non formal education methods. The organisation is encouraging mobility among the network and abroad through many projects, trainings and meetings. Some local teams are organising international workcamps (for 2 or 3 weeks) to construct and renovate buildings such as social centres, community buildings or heritage buildings (old fountains, washhouses, wells, old stone bread ovens...). The volunteers can be involved as participant or as pedagogical leaders.