Volunteering with Fidesco

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Ready to Volunteer? Here’s what you’ll need to do after you check out the conditions for volunteering:

The first step is to express your desire to be sent on mission for two years. This is done by filling out a Volunteer Profile (in which you explain why you want to become a volunteer) and submitting your resume. Click here to send an initial contact email.

You will then be contacted for a phone discussion.

During that conversation, we clarify with you any question or concern that either Fidesco or you may have.  If you wish to take the next step, we will send you an invitation to a discovery weekend, where you will receive initial training and information which will help you to further discern your desire to go on mission.

While at the Discovery Weekend, you will receive initial training and extensive information about Fidesco, its missions, the living conditions, what you can expect…

We will also have an open discussion to review your expectations, education, experience and motivation, and address any question that you may have.

The purpose is for both Fidesco and the volunteer to know each other better, so as to ensure that the match is good, and success in your mission.

If both, Fidesco and the candidate, decide to continue the process, Fidesco will propose a match between the candidate and a mission requirement. If you accept your assignment, you are a volunteer. Congratulations!

At that time, you will be given contacts of current or former volunteers, country coordinators, so that you have the resources to prepare yourself and study your country of assignment. Further formation will also be provided.

You will receive final training during a “send off” session in Paray-le-Monial, in central France, where you will also meet all the volunteers from around the world who will be leaving at the same time as you.  A typical summer group is around 80 people, the spring departure being somewhat smaller.

To start filling out the Volunteer Profile/application, please click here.

We are looking forward to work with you !