20 Jun 2023

Volunteer scheme open to Islanders ahead of Paris Olympics


The French Department of Ille-et-Vilaine (St Malo/Rennes area) is offering a priority opportunity for one young person aged 18-25 from the Channel Islands to volunteer for the French civic service programme ahead of the Paris Olympics.

The priority for the Channel Islands is only open until 15 August, after which time the opportunity will be opened more widely across the French Department of Ille-et-Vilaine.  The successful candidate will contribute to the organisation of sporting events in the region from November 2023 to June 2024, ahead of the Olympic Games next July.


The opportunity – organised and run in its entirety by the French Department of Ille-et-Vilaine – forms part of the Government of Jersey’s and States of Guernsey’s work to improve sporting ties with France.


The volunteer will be hosted by the Departmental Olympic and Sports Committee (CDOS) of Ille et Vilaine ( )


Criteria and conditions:

  • The assignment is for a period of 8 months from November 2023 until the end of June 2024
  • Open to any Channel Islander aged 18-25, passionate about sport. Applicants should practice sport (any, no restriction) and do not necessarily need to study it
  • Fluency in French to be able to communicate is essential
  • Volunteers will be accommodated in a youth residence (ex: Foyer de jeunes travailleurs, in a single room)
  • The volunteer will also receive a civic service allowance of €489.59/month
  • The volunteer will have to ask for a long stay French visa, which costs €99

Please find below a description of last year’s programme (in French):


If anyone would like to apply or needs more information, they should contact: Sandrine Douaran (Chargée de mission Education, Citoyenneté, Olympisme) at .

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