France Volontaires [fr]
Created in October 2009 through the initiative of French authorities and associations, France Volontaires now operates in the Philippines.
Previously called the Association Française des Volontaires du Progrès (AFVP), France Volontaires is given the new mission of promoting and developing various forms of volunteerism abroad, within the scope of the International Exchange and Solidarity Programmes (VIES).
Present in 55 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, France Volontaires continues AFVP’s mission to dispatch volunteers for international solidarity programmes.
In these countries, France Volontaires develops a network of offices called “Espaces Volontariats.” This network aims to address the needs of volunteers, partner organizations and other actors of international solidarity through information sharing, counseling, meeting, and exchanging best practices.
For more practical information about volunteering, visit France Volontaire’s official website.
In Asia, the Philippines is the top host country for volunteers under the International Solidarity Volunteering Programme (VSI). The country is also the host to many volunteers working under varying conditions. Each year, French-Filipino organizations welcome about 300 French volunteers, or foreign volunteers working under a French volunteering programme.
In order to support, reinforce, and promote French volunteering, France Volontaires established in 2013 its office in Manila called the Espace Volontariats Philippines. Both a physical and virtual workplace, the Espace Volontariats aims to be a friendly venue for informing, guiding, training and networking all those involved in volunteer work.
The Espace Volontariats Philippines is now providing assistance to volunteers, their host organizations, volunteer-sending organizations, and everyone in the Philippines who wish to be (or are already) involved in a development and/or international solidarity project.
The Espace Volontariats offers the following services:
Provide information about the different international voluntary and solidarity-based commitment programmes
Guide host organizations and volunteer-sending organizations that are willing to welcome volunteers
Link the different actors according to their needs and their scope of action
Network volunteers and local host organizations through formal and informal exchanges and meetings
Organise trainings for those involved in volunteer work (thematic workshops and meetings)
For more information about International Solidarity Volunteering Programmes in the Philippines, please contact the Espace Volontariats Philippines.
|Address :||212 Mascardo St. corner Sunrise St., Singkamas, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Telephone :||+63 2 816 4780|