What is civiC service ?

Civic service, what is it?

Civic service allows young people aged 18 to 25, and up to 30 for people with disabilities, to make a civic commitment in the service of the general interest by strengthening and supporting the projects of their choice. Volunteering missions are accessible without any diploma requirement: motivation is the driving force behind voluntary commitment!

Good to know: Currently the missions last 6 months maximum due to the presence of Covid-19.

Civic Service (only for young people aged 18 to 25)

Hub School 21’s project

Hub School 21 is a social entrepreneurship project that participates in the reinvention of education in the 21st century with a community of teachers, families and public and private partners, in France and internationally.

We opened our first Primary and Secondary School in Vincennes in September 2017 for children from CP to 3ème and will progressively extend to all cycles up to Terminale.

We prepare young people to develop, to pass their exams, to integrate into the world around them, to take up the challenges and to commit themselves to be the authors of a sustainable society.

We are creating a model of open, multilingual and itinerant, inclusive and humanistic schools, based on 4 pillars:

  •  The appropriation of fundamental skills and knowledge through cross-cutting and multi-age projects,
  •  Revealing talents by giving time and space to the child’s personal development,
  •  The differentiation and personalization of the follow-up and the courses according to the rhythms, aptitudes and preferences of each person,
  •  The integration of digital tools and uses to develop 21st century skills.

Our pedagogical approach focuses on the child and his/her needs while including him/her in the group. It is based on 4 pillars:

  • the change of the teacher’s posture, based on active pedagogy, which makes the child the actor of his learning while encouraging cooperation,
  • the decompartmentalization of subjects, openness to the world and a transversal approach to cultural, scientific, artistic and sporting activities,
  • benevolence, self-knowledge, self-confidence, heart-heart-head balance and accompaniment towards autonomy,
  • agility with a willingness to adapt to a changing world and to integrate the contributions of pedagogical research, cognitive science, social psychology and innovations in educational technology.

The Mission

Supporting students and strengthening the educational team during school time with a bilingual profile French-English, French-Spanish or French-Chinese and writing facilities in both languages.
Volunteers are likely to:
  • help the speakers during the educational activities,
  • facilitate the transition between school time and extracurricular activities,
  • help animate the activities during meals,
  • participate in the school’s projects (arts week, science week, tournaments, setting up the various end-of-year shows, outings and activities in the school’s partner venues such as the Vincennes Conservatory or the Parc Floral…),
  • participate in preventive actions and citizenship education,
  • participate in Education for Sustainable Development projects, as well as in their communication and animation,
  • assist individual support for students with special needs,
  • participate in the communication on the website and social networks around the project in French and English.

Volunteers have an impact on the following Sustainable Development Goals: Mainly- 4. Quality Education,
and also 3. “Good health and well-being”, 5. Gender equality, 10. Reduced inequalities, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 15. Life on earth, 16. Peace, justice and effective institutions, 17. Partnerships for achieving the goals.

Profile sought

The mission essentially requires adaptability, reactivity and creativity. It allows the development of synthesis, writing and organizational skills already ingrained in the candidate. The candidate is ideally bilingual French-English, French-Spanish or French-Chinese and has writing skills in both languages.

Practical Information

The volunteer selected at the end of the recruitment process will have to be a member of the NGO International Impact and be in accordance with the Volunteer Charter (https://international-impact.com/accueil/qui-sommes-nous/devenez-adherent/). He/she must be a member of the Hub School 21 association and be in agreement with the internal rules of Hub School Vincennes.

An allowance of 522.87 euros gross (or 473.04 euros net per month in France) is paid directly to the volunteer by the State. In certain cases, there is a possibility of an increase on social criteria of 107.68 euros net. In France, the host organisation pays a cash benefit to the volunteer of around €107.58.

Volunteers in Civic Service benefit from full social protection and a pension contribution. In France, the Civic Service allowance can be fully combined with the Allowance for Disabled Adults (AAH) and Housing Assistance. Civic Service can be combined with paid activities in another structure.

When ?

  • Starting in September 2020 (September) or later (6 months, 35 hrs/week)

What field ?

  • Solidarity

How many positions are available?

  • Two minimum

What organization?

  • Hub School 21

Is the location of the mission accessible to persons with reduced mobility?

  • Yes

The mission is accessible to minors from the age of 16?

  • No