We offer several volunteering and professional internship schemes in a local context, as well as abroad. All these schemes are commitment opportunities, which provide personal, professional, and essential skills to the social and professional integration of young adults.
- The French Civic Service in France, the International Civic Volunteer Service, the French-German Volunteer service, and the European Solidarity Corps are voluntary commitments in the service of the general interest.
- Professional internships in Germany with the “Imajina” project provide a first experience of mobility abroad in a secure environment with the prospect of professional integration.
Civic Volunteer Service in France
Since 2011, Une Terre Culturelle has been coordinating approximately twenty young people per year as part of the Civic Volunteer Service (Service Civique Volontaire). Some of them are on mission within Une Terre Culturelle, supervised by the employees, others in intermediation with our local partners for missions of facilitation and youth work assistance, and popular education.
The French Civic service is aimed at young adults between 16 and 25 years old and up to 30 years old for young people with disabilities. Moreover, no diploma requirements are present. This allows you to commit for a period from 6 to 12 months to accomplish a mission for the service of the community.
Several types of missions are offered throughout the year: facilitation assistance, educational support, mobility awareness, participation in the establishment of intercultural youth exchanges, incitement of residents for mobility, communication support…
Each host structure adapts to the skills and needs of the volunteers as they are accompanied by a tutor throughout their mission.
Volunteers receive a monthly allowance in exchange for their weekly commitment hours.
For me, volunteering is an opportunity to put our skills into practice and share them. It is also an opportunity to learn and to live new experiences.
The more my Civic service goes on, the more it convinces me of the importance of opening up international mobility for everyone and therefore of the importance of UTC's activity.
It allows all those who wish to join a facility in Berlin, Hamburg (for the French participants) or Marseille (for Germans) for 12 months, to accomplish missions of general interest.
This program is aimed at young adults from 18 to 25 years old, and up to 30 years old for young people/ with disabilities, with no diploma requirements.
Thanks to the French-German Volunteering, young people develop linguistic and intercultural skills by engaging themselves in social structures in the partner country
Each mission is adapted to the expectations of both the structure and the volunteer.
Volunteers receive a monthly allowance in exchange for their weekly commitment.
International Civic Service
The International French Civic Service (Service civique à l’international) is a program of the French Civic Volunteer Service Agency.
It allows all those who wish to commit for a period of 6 to 12 months in a mission for the service of the community in several countries: Germany, Spain, Macedonia, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Armenia, Togo, Senegal…
This international Civic service is aimed at young adults between 18 and 25 years of age and up to 30 years of age for young people with disabilities, with no diploma requirement. It allows them to commit for a period of 6 to 12 months in a mission for the service of the community.
- A recognized and valued citizen commitment
- A chance to live new experiences abroad
- The opportunity to make yourself useful and to change the society
- The opportunity to follow 2 trainings (PSC1, a French first aid training, and a civic and citizenship training)
- Not to have accomplished a French Civic Volunteer Service
- To be between 18 and 25 years old
- To have some basic language skills to get by in the host country.
European Solidarity Corps
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a European program that contributes to a social and supportive Europe.
It allows young people to volunteer in projects organized by non-profit organizations and designed to help communities and individuals throughout Europe and partner countries.
ESC allows young adults from 18 to 30 years old, from European Union countries and partner countries, to engage between 2 and 12 months in missions of general interest.
The missions vary from 2 to 12 months and cover a wide range of fields of intervention that can be multi-support: inclusion, reception, and integration of refugees and migrants, citizenship and participation, environment and nature protection, health and well-being, education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, creativity and culture, sport…
- To be between 18 and 30 years of age
- No diploma requirement
- Mission duration varies from 2 to 12 months
IMAJINA - internships in Germany
The Imajina project supports the professional and personal integration of young people through international mobility.
It concerns young people from Marseille who find themselves neither in employment, nor in studies, nor in training.
Imajina enables young people to gain self-confidence and to believe in their skills thanks to an internship in Germany and a reinforced follow-up by a team of professionals.
The preparation for departure consists of an intensive German language course, a three-day “discovery internship” in Marseille, and an intercultural training in Marseille.
The young people accomplish a two months internship in Germany, which takes place in a company and in the areas that interest them.
During the follow-up phase on return, the experience abroad, the competences developed and the opportunities offered to the participants are valued and evaluated.
- Mission Locale de Marseille
- Dock Europe e.V.
- Centre français de Berlin
- Pangera e.V.
The project is financed/supported by:
- Préfecture of the Bouches-du-Rhône
- German Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- French-German Youth Office
- European Solidarity Corps
- European Social Fund