Teaching English and French to refugees, or underprivileged adults and children in Paris
Volunteers meet once a week as a group in our office, in a cafe or in our neighborhood park (summer), where we offer refugees a dinner, and an opportunity to practice their conversational English or French by following a script created by the Serve the City Leadership Team. We call this our “Language Exchange Program”. During this language exchange, volunteers are given a topic and are matched with a member of our refugee community, or sometimes another STCP volunteer. Every 10 minutes, we rotate, teaching and practicing French or English with a new partner.
A large majority of the refugees speak English and sometimes French as their second language. Volunteers and refugee students engage in conversation around subjects relating to sports, technology, fashion, food, manners and other subjects that help them integrate into the Parisian society. Practicing job interviews in English and French between students and volunteers are also encouraged to help the refugees prepare for finding employment or passing their exam to become registered in France.
If you are interested in participating as a volunteer instructor, with Serve the City Paris, attending at least one of our S.A.V.E workshops is mandatory before volunteering (or within 1 month of registering). A SAVE workshop helps ensure our volunteers are more impactful, and have a more meaningful volunteer experience.
There is a 20 euro donation required to join any S.A.V.E. Workshop. (All payment donations go towards our humanitarian projects for our refugees and the homeless in Paris). SAVE Workshops are offered at least 3x per month on Tuesday evenings (and on a variety of topics for volunteers).
Once you register and pay the fee to take a workshop, an email will be sent to you with where to register for our S.A.V.E workshops and STCP volunteer activities.
First, please fill out a volunteer registration form found on our website HERE Then you can register for a S.A.V.E. Worksh
Second, the donation for the 1 time workshop can be paid for HERE
If you are interested in becoming a SAVE member, then you can have access to an unlimited number of online interactive SAVE workshops, exclusive SAVE member volunteer activities, the opportunity to collaborate with other SAVE members on social impact projects, and to receive a Certificate and Testimonial Letter for your time volunteering with SAVE.
We look forward to having you on the team, serving the city and those who are marginalized in Paris.