Exchange the language of English or French with our refugee community in Paris.

For this event, please first register to become a STCP volunteer at this link HERE

Volunteers meet every Thursday night at 19H at 140 rue Amelot, Paris 75011.  (Line 5 Metro Oberkampf,  or a 5 minute walk from Metro Place République 75003).  Our training room only seats 30 participants (15 refugees and 15 volunteers) each week, so once you’ve registered to become a volunteer, sign up in advance on our Event Calendar page HERE

During this language exchange, there is a lecture (mainly on the subject of speaking French) in the beginning 20 minutes of the event.  Then volunteers are given a topic and are matched with a member of our refugee community.  Volunteers work individually with a member of our refugee community to teach the beneficiary French or English.

Volunteers rotate to a different refugee at least twice during the full hour of the language exchange.   After the 1 hour session is over, STCP provides dinner for the refugees and participating volunteers, but we also ask our volunteers to kindly bring food items such as nuts, fruit, cookies or a French baguette to share if possible (not mandatory).   The entire activity usually lasts 90 minutes.


You don’t have to be a trained language instructor to participate. The time spent in each language exchange session with our refugee community, is more about connection, patience and empathy.

We do ask that you take one of our ‘new volunteer training’ workshops.   The new volunteer workshops are usually offered 2x per month, in the evenings for 45 minutes and they are always online using Zoom. In the new volunteer training workshop we discuss the subject of how to work and integrate with our refugee community in Paris.  Volunteers are also given the opportunity to ask questions about volunteering with Serve The City Paris after the first 45 minutes of training on the call.

To participate in any of the STCP volunteer activities, it is a requirement to first register to become a Serve the City Paris Volunteer.   Please fill out a Volunteer Registration Form HERE

Once you fill out the form, there is a monthly €10 Euro donation required to participate in STCP volunteer activities.  This €10 euro donation is a tax deductible donation and it goes towards our expenses for our programs for the marginalized in Paris, and our volunteer activities at Serve The City Paris.

You might also consider joining the STCP SAVE program, which offers volunteering on special projects, training and weekly workshops that offer a combination of theory and practice around social impact, to ensure more impactful and meaningful volunteer experiences for our volunteers.

There are many benefits of joining the SAVE program and there is no additional cost.  You can take an unlimited number of workshops each month, and participate in a wide variety of exclusive SAVE Member volunteer activities and events.  SAVE members also receive a certificate of benevolence for school, work or job search requirements. SAVE members also collaborate with fellow SAVE members to social impact projects.

A S.A.V.E. application must be completed. The S.A.V.E. application can be filled out at this link HERE

To learn more about S.A.V.E HERE