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Jazz Festival in the medieval town of Crest
Crest, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes       July 21 - August 6, 2019

Volunteer project: Every year, the Crest Jazz Vocal Festival is the highlight of the summer in town. The preparation of this major event needs a lot of time and people available. For more than 10 years, motivated volunteers have helped with its organization.

Guided by volunteers of the association in charge, you will participate in the life of the festival: installation of the festival area, setting up rooms, cleaning after each performance (stages, outside space), waste management and recycling. At the end of the festival, you will have to remove and store the materials. On some evenings, you will also participate in drinks and concert posters selling. Therefore, participants have to be able to communicate in French. This is a project for enthusiastic and motivated volunteers who wish to practice French and enjoy good jazz music!

Note: Some tasks are repetitive, but essential. The organizers of the festival rely on your motivation to help them before, during, but also after the festival. Working hours will vary according to the needs of the festival. The volunteer work is 20 hours a week; you may have to work on Saturday and Sunday. The volunteers are expected to be dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic, ready to meet the many local volunteers and the festival audience, and of course, fond of music! You will have a free access pass and will be able to attend most of the concerts.

Special requirements: Language for work activities and communication within the volunteer team will mostly be French. You have to be able to communicate in French, at least at a basic level.

Language: French

Possible free time activities: Visit of the Tower of Crest, visit of the towns of Valence or Die (old town and cooperative cellar), night markets, free concerts within the jazz festival, swimming pool, canoe, hiking in the Vercors mountains... The volunteers will organize an international dinner for the local people during the project.

Accommodation: In a former school. Mattresses will be provided; please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: Located in the Drôme valley, in the south of the Vercors regional park, the town of Crest has 8000 residents. Dominated by its medieval tower (52m high), the town has a remarkable heritage. Crest is very busy in the summer time, and offers many sports and cultural activities. Towns nearby: Montélimar (40 km) and Valence (30 km).

Terminal: Crest

Age range: 18 - 30 years old

Extra fee: 50 Euro

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