Residential volunteering is your chance to have a break, try something new or get some experience for your CV.
There are over 40 different places to stay and hundreds of things to do. You can spend a week or more on a reserve, and you can do it alone or bring a friend.
We’ll provide you with accommodation, new skills and some great memories.
Browse through the opportunities further down the page to see what takes your fancy. If you’d prefer a Highland adventure to a long stay in Suffolk, you can filter the opportunities using the location button.
If you’d like a taster of what it’s like to be a residential volunteer, you can watch this short video:
Respect the Mountains organizes in cooperation with main sponsor KEEN Footwear the third edition of the EnviroTrek Clean Up Series. These will take place at six fantastic locations in Europe.
What is an Envirotrek? An Envirotrek is an adventure outdoor event where, aside from an the opportunity to try an outdoor activity, the participant will give back to the environment. Both locals and tourists alike can join in the fun!
The day will take a format similar to the following.
Maximum participants: 80
09.30: Gathering and start Clean-Up;
12.30: BBQ Lunch;
13.30: Outdoor activities: Either rock climbing, raft building or mountain biking;
16.00: Goodbye + Goodie bag
Envirotrek All-Inclusive Costs
Adults – 10 Euros
Youth under 12 – Free * Minimum Age – 6 years
Envirotrek 2012 Events Dates and Locations are various and to be confirmed. Last years events were at the following locations:
Naturpark St. Pietersberg, The Netherlands
Naturpark Southern Schwarzwald, Germany
Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany
Einruhr-Sinmerath, Eifel, Germany
We have a couple of events scheduled to correspond with World Clean Up Day and wanted to invite you to sign up for one of the events.
A. We are looking for a few energetic cleaners to help clear some of the overgrown animal cages in Bellevue at the Zoo Parc d’Accueil. The animals will be very grateful for your time! This will be a half day event 9-12:30.
B. Another option is to help with some cleaning at Villa Julien at Ali Baba a second hand shop run by Carrefour Rue in Geneva (click “Activités” and then “Caverne Ali Baba” for information.) This is a full day event, from 9:00 to 16:00 .
It’s easy to sign up. Just send an email here: email@example.com stating your project of interest (either “A” or “B” – or “Either event.”) We will then send you more details on the project. Let us know if you would not mind taking up a the job of a project team leader some time.
As you have experienced recently the temperatures have been plummeting well below zero. A bitter cold is gripping the whole Europe. To date, over 200 people have died and millions of others are affected across the continent, including many in Geneva.
One of our faithful service providers, The Salvation Army, are asking for our assistance as it aims to cope with the increasing demand of people in need.
There is an opportunity to serve lunches to those impacted by these Artcic conditions every day from 11:30 – 14:00.
The ASK volunteer programme is for volunteers who want to make a difference through volunteering. To truly make a difference, volunteers need to be committed to their volunteer service, and be willing to invest their time to make a change in the lives of people who need their help.
ASK volunteer program provides the opportunity and the support to both adults and young adults (ages 15 through 18) to make a difference in their community through volunteering. Through a unique network approach, ASK volunteer program exposes the volunteers to positive experiences that may affect their views on community service… now and in the future.
WHO COULD BE AN ASK VOLUNTEER?
Someone we can call upon to help us during their free time, to assist in one of the many activities run by ASK. Our volunteers include young adults who mentor a peer and/or help out at the monthly organized outings. We are a parent community that believes in using our time & talent to help children; young and not so young, who need a little more attention, time and patience to reach their best potential in life.
Please visit our website Programs link and view the programs that may interest you.
In Pays de Gex the yearly food collection in supermarkets by the French Banque Alimentaire is going to take place on Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26. Spoken French is fine, but not a necessity, if at least someone in each group of students speaks French. (There are many English speaking customers.
The Croix Rouge (Red Cross) is coordinating the event and volunteers are needed in:
Carrefour La Poterie (the big Carrefour in Ferney-Voltaire)
Migros in the shopping center Val Thoiry
It is suggested that students from College du Leman participate after school on Friday afternoon until the shops are closing,
4.30 – 9.00 PM (or until the shops close)
8.30 AM – 9.00 PM or
8.30 – 10.00 AM
4.30 – closing.
It is necessary to fill in and sign a form at Croix Rouge beforehand and show a passport and leave a copy of the passport. For those below 18 years of age, the parent has to sign.
Minors need written permission from their parents, and an adult (min 18 years) needs to be in the group of four at any time.
The students need to fill in their REACH forms and take them to the supermarkets, so they can be evaluated and signed or handed in to the Red Cross on the same day.
If you are are interested you can get in touch with the Red Cross:
Please get in touch with:
Catherine Bollard, Tel. +33 474 51 87 84 or +33 623 84 42 14 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. for further information. Mme Bollard speaks French and very little English. Fiona Roynette Tel: +33 450 40 60 23 The Red Cross in Prevessin and responsible for the food collection at Leclerc speaks English and French.
Croix-Rouge Française Délégation Pays de Gex 453, Route du Nant F-01280 Prévessin-Moëns France