I LIVE IN PARIS

The S.A.V.E. Program is for those who are in Paris, both locals and international visitors

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Classroom & Online Workshops

We offer five key online and classroom workshops each month where our members can learn about humanitarian and environmental topics pertinent to today’s challenges.  We also offer workshops that help our SAVE Members understand their unique purpose in volunteering and “making sense” of the world.   It is important for us as an association that all volunteers clearly understand ‘why’ they want to make an impact.  Workshops facilitated by our Serve the City’s leadership team and network are designed to be fun, interactive and engaging.

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Volunteer Activities

Our volunteering activities in Paris occur 6 days a week, where we do a variety of humanitarian projects and support programs for the less-privileged.  Food and other items (hygiene products, clothes, survival needs) are distributed each week, our ‘Work for Refugees’ program, integration events, language support (English and French) and our P.A.I.R. program for refugees are offered every week.  Our beneficiaries are refugees, the homeless, the elderly and their families.   We are grateful for the help of our team of international volunteers and SAVE Members

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Community Events

Occurring monthly, our events are a great chance for our volunteers and our refugee community to connect and grow.  We offer a varied program of events every month throughout the year in Paris designed to help boost integration between international volunteers and Paris based refugees. Our events can be transformational when two strangers connect for the first time.   Events include dinners together, dancing events, sports events, a pub quiz, language exchange events, holiday events, picnics and other fun events throughout the year.

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Developing Your Capstone Project

Developing your own capstone project is a way for you to engage in reflection and action with other SAVE Members on ideas for our cities and communities.  The goal is to empower you as a change-agent to first identify your own unique purpose and how you may best serve your community.   Then through our process, tools and exercises we make our ideas tangible before we test them in the field or with fellow volunteer peers.    Big ideas can result from Capstone Projects, which can be then presented and shared on our social media channels internationally.  Put your ideas in motion!

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SAVE Lab

For the 9 years STCP has been in existence, our team has developed strong best practices and lessons learned about bringing social impact ideas to life and turning them into sustainable projects.  The SAVE lab is a possible next step after the completion of your SAVE program.  It provides tools, a process, coaching and collaboration between SAVE Lab Members.  We then validate and test our ideas before the option of promoting them through our social media channels.

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Certification & Testimonial

The SAVE Member Program also provides a Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Testimonial signed by the Executive Director, to compliment a CV or for credit for school or work to help our S.A.V.E. Members advance their careers in today’s competitive job market.  Companies and schools are always looking for a more well rounded candidate, who has proof and a testimonial to the time & energy dedicated to volunteering, understanding inclusive culture & diversity, and helping those in need.

What we offer?

If you live in Paris, The S.A.V.E. Member Program is designed to make our volunteers more impactful and to ensure our volunteer experiences are more meaningful.  In some cases, we help turn volunteers into change agents.  All of our monthly interactive workshops are either in person or on-line with other international SAVE Members.

The main goal of the program is to offer to the necessary process, tools, case studies and expertise to help you find purpose, and to develop ideas about social impact for our community and city of Paris.  Being part of the SAVE program allows you to work with other SAVE members collaboratively in developing Capstone Projects and making change through local volunteer activities.  In Paris, we always welcome new creative initiatives  created by our SAVE Members that go beyond our current volunteering activities.

Once you sign up for the program, we will talk to you about how you can confirm your participation of 32 hours of volunteer work in your own city, while taking at least 4 of our SAVE workshops offered 2-3x per month, and more information about developing your own capstone project.

Each SAVE member who completes the SAVE program in Paris or abroad, will receive the following:

  1. Exercises to help you Find your unique purpose and the impact that you can make.
  2. Guidance to develop your own Capstone Project or collaborate on other SAVE Member Capstone Projects.
  3. Advocate your social initiatives among other volunteers and Serve the City’s social network internationally.
  4. Connect with like-minded SAVE Members to co-create social impact projects
  5. Access to unlimited (on-line and in-person) workshops free-of-charge
  6. Exclusive Invitations to SAVE Member-only workshops, events and SAVE conferences.
  7. Participation in SAVE Member-only volunteer activities.
  8. An opportunity to further develop your Capstone Project through our SAVE Lab, to bring your ideas to a reality.
  9. Receive a Serve the City “Certificate of Completion” and a Letter of Testimonial signed by the Executive Director.

2-Step Application Process

The program application takes two steps.  First, we ask you to complete the SAVE application form.   Once this is completed, there is a SAVE Program Donation Fee to participate in the program, which can be paid for through our donation page.

Please feel free to contact us at save@servethecity.paris if your have further questions.

*The Fee for the SAVE Program is 75 euros and it is considered a tax deductible donation that goes towards the Serve the City humanitarian projects, courses and other expenses to run our volunteer activities.