Civic service: for whom? For what?.

Civic service: for whom? For what?.

September 26, 2018

Civic service: what is it?

Civic service is a voluntary commitment to the general interest. All young people between the ages of 16 and 25 can commit to one or more missions. There is no diploma condition, but motivation and know-how are essential features. The volunteer intervenes in addition to the members of the organization. It is not a matter of administrative and logistical missions.

The different areas proposed

The civic service offers young citizens missions in several areas. There are 9 poles: sport, health, memory and citizenship, emergency response, solidarity, international development and human action, education, the environment and finally culture and recreation.

The tasks entrusted to the volunteers of the civic service

In the different areas, volunteers can be assigned several types of missions. A civic service volunteer aims to experiment and develop projects to the public interest. The mission lasts an average of 8 months with a weekly presence between 24 and 35 hours, maximum 6 days a week.

The amount of compensation

The amount of the compensation amounts to approximately €430, regardless of the weekly duration. In addition, volunteers may receive a scholarship of approximately €100 if you are a beneficiary of the RSA and/or a higher education scholarship holder. Finally, the host organisation must pay a necessary benefit for accommodation or transport, for example. This amount is monthly and amounts to a minimum of €107.

For more information, please visit the official website of the civic service.