The project takes place in Niort, prefecture of the department of Deux-Sèvres. Niort is a city about 60 000 inhabitants situated in the western center of France. It is at 63 km from La Rochelle (city situated at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean), 77 km from Poitiers and at 410 km from Paris (2:30 hours by train).
Niort is known to host the head office of the main French mutual insurance companies of insurance. It is a human-sized city in the heart of a rural department.
The volunteers will be welcomed within the teams of both Residences Housing environment (RHJ). They will have to submit themselves to the French laws and to the internal regulation of the association.
The volunteers will work with the team of socio-educational animators and the employee of Cap’Jeune. Their activities can be shared between these two services, according to their need and motivations.
The team of socio-educational animators is in charge of leading the collective life of the RHJ and of making the educational accompaniment of the young people having “difficulties”. The problems of the young people in accompaniment are diverse and varied: young people having difficulties of social integration and\or professional, young people in situation of handicap, young follow-ups by the minor social, young services … These young people are accommodated in our premises with the other young people: students, trainees / apprentices, young workers and benefit from a help for their projects. The team also takes care of the animation of the collective life and for it propose activities in the evening and in weekend (meal, sport, concerts, exhibitions, excursions).
- Almost a million young people are still NEET (leftfootforward.org)