The main goals of the project are to meet one another, to create a constructive dynamic, as well to break stereotypes, and stigmas by working together and living collectively. Incline to “Education Popu- laire” which believes that everyone can teach and learn each other without formal educational ways. All the project in Vaunières is corresponding to below goals.
Part of the job in Vaunières is to host. We have 65 places for hosting groups (adults, disabled peoples, teenagers, children) anywhere from a day to a month. We host various type of group!
Usually social group are coming to live an experience with us. They work and share the collective life with us. The team of long-term volunteers is here to welcome them, explained them the project, propose to them some activities or just sharing time together. Groups are really interested by the internationality of our project and they are coming to meet volunteers also!
It could happen we rent the village for one week end for a giant roleplay, a wedding, etc.
Every morning, We have workshop like construction, gardening, cooking, cutting and splitting firewood and taking care of the chickens. It varies slightly day by day, but in the afternoon we continue to work. On Wednesday and Thursday we have meetings with permanent staff to talk about future workshops and collec-
Long term volunteers can choose to have a personal project de- pending on what you want to learn, what you are interested in or what you can contribute. The village is open to improvements of all types. Anything is possible. We hope that your personal project advances the values of Vaunières. We welcome new ideas.
We host international workcamp from spring to the end of summer. These camps normally consist of 6-8 international volunteers and 6-8 French people. It could be camp for adult or for teenager. During 2 or 3 weeks, they work together in one specifically project (isolating wall, building wood house, etc.), share collective
life and live under tents. They have to build their own organization with their workcamp leader and with the technical leader.
The long term volunteers of Vaunières are usually the workcamp leader of these international workcamp. It’s one of their missions.