European Solidarity Corps (Volunteer Residency Makers in Bar-Sur-Seine)

Designed and developped in FABLAB l'ATELIER

Residency Makers

The European Solidarity Corps is a funding programme of the European Union that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer, work, train, and run their own solidarity projects that benefit communities around Europe.

Residency description

The volunteer maker follows his/her missions from Tuesday to Saturday, with a group meeting with other volunteers and coordinators on Friday morning. The volunteer will be in charge of digital communication about the Fab Lab by implementing content for the social media with photos and short videos. Participating in the maintenance of the website and development of the international network.

The volunteer can participate in the maintenance of the Fab Lab’s machines and in the collective projects after a small technical training. As an individual project, the volunteer can design and create objects that can help the adherents of the FabLab in their daily work. The volunteer will help in preparing and animating training sessions for elderly people who have difficulty with the use of computers.

Accommodation, food, and transport arrangements

The apartment for volunteers is in Troyes. It’s a three-bedroom apartment, with a kitchen, bathroom, for two volunteers to share. We send money for food every week and, “spare-time” money every month. The Fab Lab is located in Bar-sur-Seine, a rural township, about 35Km from Troyes; the volunteer will travel by carpooling with the Fab manager.

Training during the activity

The volunteer will benefit from training for participation tools and citizenship. The volunteer will benefit from a small training about the Fab Lab as a concept and its network and purposes. The volunteer will also benefit from the same technical training as the adherents of the Fab Lab (3D printing, laser cutting, and engraving, cutting plotter, embroidery, electronics, programming…)

Participant profile

We expect the volunteer to become a member of the team and feel free to develop and carry out personal skills. We work as a network between different associations, it’s important for us that volunteers want to discover different activities and share experiences with each other, other volunteers and other workers, and unpaid workers.

Residency Topic

  • Social challenges
  • Citizenship and democratic participation
  • Creativity and culture

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