Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Serve the City Paris, and there are many ways in which to get involved. However you choose to donate your time and skills to our work, you will make a real difference to the lives of others.

We’re a friendly crowd, too, so why not join us for an initial chat and a coffee at one of our weekly food distribution sessions at la Caféothèque? We publish details of all our meetups via Meetup Paris.

Some current projects which we would love your help with include:

Food Distribution

We meet at la Caféothèque on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9h. After coffee (and a chance to socialise!) we head off individually or in small groups to distribute surplus food – kindly donated by Prêt a Manger – to homeless people on the streets of Paris. All new volunteers are briefed before going out to distribute and are accompanied on their first day by an experienced volunteer.

You can take part in as many of these weekly sessions as you wish or, if your time is more limited, join us on an ad hoc basis. If you’re really keen, you may wish to help with the pre-distribution food collection from Prêt a Manger at 8h!

Corporate Engagement

Serve the City Paris offers various options for companies who wish to participate in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities for their employees. Our aim is to help companies in Paris have a positive impact on society and the environment.

For over 10 years, Serve the City International has been providing CSR activities and programs for large and small companies worldwide.  In 2017, Serve the City Paris begin working with a team of select executives and senior managers from European corporations.  The result is our program called “P.A.I.R.E.”, designed to help companies with the delicate subject of interracial and cultural integration.

Help Foreigners in Need

Integrating into a new country and a new city for the first time can be a challenge. Though Paris is an international city, sometimes integrating with the French culture, finding employment, or finding community can be difficult without someone’s support who has already made this transition.  The Serve the City Paris team of volunteers who have made this transition successfully can play a vital role in supporting newcomers to our great city.

The STCP team can help assign a volunteer with a new foreigner whether that foreigner is a refugee, an immigrant, or an ex-patriot. The volunteer can provide all different levels of support, whether it’s help with a language, attending a STCP event together, or participating in one of STCP’s philanthropy projects.

English Pour Tout le Monde

Launching in early 2019, this exciting project aims to assist both refugees and disadvantaged school students to learn English. Ideally, you would need to be able to commit around one hour per week to this key STCP activity.

You don’t need to be a qualified English teacher to take part, but you do need to have a good level of English language and complete an online French background check. More details can be found in David’s info page here.

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