Additionally to workcamps Chantiers jeunesse offers the possibility to do medium or long term voluntary services (between one and twelve months). Those projects are also organized by our foreign partners of the Alliance.

The work varies from project to project. For example, you could help out with the administration in the office of our partners or you support a social institution.
You have to be flexible, be able to adapt and have a sense of adventure and improvisation. During an individual internship you will learn and improve professional as personal competences. It is an enriching experience which will be useful also after you came back home.

Duration
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The projects for the individual internships usually last between 1 to 12 months. They can start at any moment.

Possible destinations
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South Korea, United States, France, Greece, India, Japan, Krygyzstan, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ukraine and others varying each year.

Number of participants
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Only one participant of Canada can go to a location.

Getting ready
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Before your departure you have to inform yourself about the country and the culture where you would like to volunteer. The differences in professional life can be big because of other traditions and values. Be prepared and your time abroad will have a good start because you have a clear picture of your destination.

It is essential that you freshen up your language skills and to learn some work-related vocabulary. Also prepare yourself for the tasks you will have in the project, as far as you can do that in advance. Just get as much information as possible before you go on such an adventure in order to make it a good one.

Cost
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Registration fee:

$ 50

Participation fee:

The fee is $450 for the first month of an individual internship. Subsequent months are $100 per month.

What are the registration and participation fees for?

Chantiers jeunesse, a non-profit organization, is not funded for its activities abroad. Your registration and participation fees directly support the organization (premises, salaries of employees, etc.) and provide the services that are available to you.

Services included:

  • The Leadership in your own hands weekend
  • OHS insurance
  • Personal support throughout the program
  • Participant’s guide
  • Access to the Chantiers jeunesse educational platform
  • Membership for one year and ability to participate in the general assembly
  • One get-together weekend

By the host partner:

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Community discovery activities
  • The support of a local English-speaking camp leader during the workcamp

What is not included in your registration and participation fees:

  • Travel and accommodation in Montreal for the training weekend
  • Air ticket and travel to the workcamp
  • Additional fees may apply depending on the hosting partners (note that it is always possible to choose multiple destinations)
  • Passport and medical and hospital insurances
  • Visa and vaccines if required
  • Personal expenses (the duration of the trip before and after the job depends only on you!)
Participation process
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  • Fill out the online registration form
  • Receive confirmation of registration
  • Select a training weekend
  • Fill out our personality form
  • Participate in a training weekend and let us know your project preferences
  • Chantiers jeunesse will send you the list of all the available workcamps
    Pick a project
  • Online training
  • Arrival, internship and orientation
  • Program evaluation and get-together at the volunteer meeting

Chantiers jeunesse remains at your disposal throughout the process (before, during and after the construction sites) to answer your questions and assist you in your preparation.

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