New Placement in France!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Pia

I am very pleased to announce Lattitude now has placements in France! This will be exciting news to the many Canadian volunteers who have French. We are offering a few Schools Assistant placements at a boarding school just outside of Paris. Below are some details on the placement itself. Space is very limited and these are sure to go quickly. If you, or anyone you know might be interested, please get in touch soon!

Placement outline

Start date

September or January

End date

End of December or End of June

Overall duration

Approx 4 , 6, or 10 months

Holidays and term times


Please give details of public liability insurance and amount of cover


Placement location

Ermitage, Maisons-Laffitte, France

Placement directions

Eurostar train; flight to Paris (CDG) and/or local RATP train to Maisons-Laffitte.  Taxi service also possible.

Local amenities and available facilities

Bank: Société Générale, Banque Populaire, CIC, BNP Paribas, (HSBC in Paris)

Post office: Yes

Doctor/Clinic: Yes + Hospital across from Middle School

Local shops:  boutiques and traditional French artisans, in addition to plenty of great shopping in Paris.

Local places of interest

Paris, Versailles, Disneyland Paris

Local climate

Better than the UK ;)

Local entertainment

Paris (museums, concerts, shows, shopping, expat groups, etc.)

Volunteer requirements

Number of volunteers that can be taken at this placement

2-4 (TBD on a yearly basis)

Age range acceptable

18-25 years

Volunteer gender requirements

Both male and female volunteers would be okay

Volunteer role and responsibilities description

  • Taking an active part in the dorm life, during the week and on certain weekends;
  • Acting as house-parent when it is needed;
  • Organizing weekend and evening activities for boarders
  • Helping in school classes at all levels (lower, middle, and upper school);
  • Leading sport, cultural, educational activities; (such as Photography Club, School Newspaper Club, etc.)
  • Helping in the various administrative offices;
  • Assisting in Library Duties;
  • Accompanying school groups on outings and excursions.

Minimum language competency or skills required

English-speaking, interest in learning French and/or basic understanding of language.

Volunteer skills or expertise preferences


Horse riding

Scouts or Guides
Duke of Edinburgh
Boarding school experience
First aid
Life saving qualification

Suitable/recommended clothing

Business casual for work and relaxed otherwise

Pre-departure training requests

Lattitude global volunteering can provide:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • In-country orientation
  • And arrange additional teaching skills course if required

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Gap students should be comfortable working independently and taking the initiative with their schedule/projects.

We are willing to accept volunteers of the following nationalities


New Zealander

South African
Any other European
Any other world wide

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