This programme set up by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie in 2006 is to allow young French-speaking people to put their skills at the service of a project. They experience international mobility within the French-speaking community and this experience will be incorporated in their professional career. During the pilot phase in 2007-2009, 37 young people from 14 countries became French-speaking volunteers. For the period 2010-2013, this programme ran with a total of 150 volunteer postings.
This programme promotes :
- the French language and linguistic and cultural diversity,
- peace, democracy and the human rights,
- education, training and culture,
- support for sustainable development and solidarity,
- new information and communication technologies to reduce the digital divide,
- strengthen local abilities in economic, social and cultural development.
- Be between 21 and 24 years of age at the time of applying.
- Be of legal age in the country of origin and in the host country.
- Be recognised as medically fit.
- Have the nationality of one of the 56 member States or member Governments of the French-speaking community and reside on the territory of that State or Government.
- Hold a university diploma or equivalent.
- Be of good standing with the laws and administration of his country.
The candidate commits himself/herself for 12 months and undertakes to return to their country of origin at the end of the mission.
The candidate is recruited on a strictly individual basis, and the project excludes any responsibility for the family or any other person. A volunteer cannot make use of their French-speaking volunteering experience to be joined by a third party.
The candidate cannot be a volunteer in their own country.
Female candidates and those from the “southern countries” of central and eastern Europe are strongly encouraged.
The candidate should apply for a single posting from the list of postings available, failing which their application will be rejected.