Volunteer with REMPART
REMPART workcamp brings together volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to take part in an action of general interest centred on heritage. A REMPART workcamp is also an original way to spend holidays and create lifelong memories!
Workcamps for everyone, of all ages
REMPART workcamps are open to everyone, without conditions of diploma or experience (except specific cases).
Children (from age 8) and teenagers are welcomed on stays specifically designed for them. The intensity and nature of the activities are adapted to their age and outside of work, activities have great importance (sports, heritage discovery and creative activities). Our stays comply with the regulations concerning the reception of minors (supervision, accommodation…).
From the age of 18, you will take part in so-called “adult” projects; most often these projects have no upper age limit. You have no reason to think you are “too old”! Some workcamps also welcome families. If you’re interested in such a stay, contact REMPART (+33 1 42 71 96 55).
Workcamps in France
Workcamps in France are organized by local associations, all members of the REMPART Union. They all respect the Charter and the ethics of REMPART, as well as the legislation and regulation on heritage preservation and archaeology.
The site manager, who represents the local association, will tell you everything you need to know about the logistics: accommodation, how to get to the camp, what to bring or the number of volunteers. He, or she, is also the person you should inform about any special needs (ie. food restrictions). The workcamps in France welcome volunteers of all nationalities.
You will find on our website information regarding workcamps outside France. They are organized by our foreign partners and are primarily intended for French adult volunteers.
REMPART will be your contact for registration and administrative work. You will then be invited to get in touch with the local site manager to organize your stay: times of arrival, what to bring, etc. You will have to organize your transportation by yourself.
Duration and conditions of the stay
Most workcamps last about 2 weeks. You can also find longer or shorter projects, during the summer or even open all year round. You can also find weekend workcamps. Most of the time, full-board is included.
Accommodation is organized for the group, and meals are prepared and eaten together (see Participation Fees). The type of accommodation is described for each workcamp (tent or dorms). If comfort is an important factor, discuss it with the site manager before signing up. If you live close to a workcamp site and wish to go home in the evening, feel free to discuss it with the site manager.
The course of a workcamp / What happens on a workcamp ?
The general atmosphere, the number of working hours and of volunteers differ from one camp to another. The progress of the work also depends on the weather, the group dynamics, technical imperatives as well as local habits and culture. A workcamp always combines voluntary work and discovery of a region. The atmosphere is important, after all, you’re on holidays! Generally, teenagers work approximately 25h/week and adults 35h/week. Outside of working periods, a variety of activities can be organized according to the location of the workcamp, the possibilities of moving, and the desires of the group: visits, hikes, bathing or sports.
Important! The program of the workcamp is only an indication and must sometimes be modified.
How does the group function ?
Taking part in a REMPART workcamp is a volunteer action.
Group life has its rules, which must be respected.
According to the principle of secularism, REMPART welcomes everyone with their ideas, political opinions, religious or philosophical choices. Individual demands must remain compatible with the global functioning of the group. If this is of importance to you, do not hesitate to discuss the matter with the site manager before signing up. The site manager can decide to expel a volunteer if their integration within the group causes major concerns.