Useful information / Prepare your stay

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Formalities

Ask about the formalities you need to complete before going to your volunteer workcamp and make sure to have the required documents: identity card, passport, residence permit, visa depending on the country.
If you need a visa to participate in a workcamp in France, fill in your passport information in the online registration form to receive your invitation letter.
Health
European volunteers taking part in a workcamp in France must have a European health insurance card in case of an accident / sickness.
The tetanus vaccine is strongly recommended on all sites.

Before leaving

When packing your bag, don’t forget your pharmacy kit (bandages, sunscreen …) and even more if you are allergic (wasps, hornets, mosquitoes, dust, pollen …). You should bring a backpack, solid shoes (for example hiking shoes), working clothes. A large scarf can be used for everything (pillow, headgear, beach towel, scarf for cool evenings …). You should also pack a swimsuit, a towel, a headlamp, and a sleeping bag.

Finally, it’s always nice to bring something from home to share with the other volunteers (some candy, a bottle, or even a song!). That will contribute to the warm atmosphere of the stay.
Don’t forget to give your relatives the contact details of the camp and to keep in touch with them throughout your stay.

Travelling to the workcamp

Check with the site manager where and at what time you are expected to arrive. If you need a camp leader to pick you up at the rendezvous station, you should ask the site manager well in advance.
During the trip, stay extremely cautious! We recommend that you carefully check on your personal belongings when entering or leaving a train, while waiting in the train station halls and on the platforms of metro stations, as well as in surrounding cafes and restaurants.

You will have to cover for your travel expenses. Note however, that many mobility aids exist, especially for those under 30 years old.