About chantiers jeunesse

Since 1980, Chantiers jeunesse encourages young people from Canada and from abroad to get involved in the world by participating in national or international volunteering projects.

Chantiers jeunesse is a non-profit organization supported by a community of volunteers united by common objectives: the personal development of young adults and the improvement of local communities, in Canada or overseas.


Chantiers jeunesse’s community is based on values of intercultural exchange, solidarity, respect of differences and involvement.


We guide motivated young adults to participate in volunteering projects (workcamps) in 35 different countries, from Europe to Asia to North America (including Canada).  Chantiers Jeunesse has more than 50 partners accross the globe while been a member of the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations.


Whether you are a former volunteer, representative of a community in need of a helping hand or just curious, we invite you to get involved with Chantiers jeunesse and discover the richness of this ever expanding community.


A workcamp ? What's that ?

A workcamp or « chantier » is a voluntary work project carried out by a group of young adults recruited all around the world. These projects are organized by local non-profits in need of some help.


It could be… working with disabled children’s in Poland, participating to a photo marathon in Iceland, restoring a medieval castle in France or promoting environmental sustainability in Japan. Every community’s need is different and there is a project for every volunteer.


It’s an opportunity to learn: about a specific type of work, about others and their culture and, perhaps more importantly, about oneself.