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Solidarity with Grand Paris Sud. Would you like to get involved in local volunteering?

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Grand Paris Sud has the latest on solidarity and volunteering initiatives during this lockdown period when everyone is at home.

For example: giving kids a hand with schoolwork, keeping in touch with people who live alone and are vulnerable, making fabric face masks for when lockdown is lifted. There are lots of local solidarity and citizen involvement projects in each town. Facebook Group « Grand Paris Sud Solidaire » is also a good place to exchange information. Find out more about these initiatives.

If you want to let us know about a solidarity initiative on your campus, contact us at:


Read aloud for others, all languages welcome. During lockdown, read aloud and share your voice with people who live alone, children, and anyone with an inquiring mind. Words Said, Words Read is a community of readers and listeners interested in escaping the everyday through books and reading aloud. Readers in all languages welcome, listeners can choose their destination (book!). To find out more and to participate in the 5th reading aloud event on 27 June 2020. Sign up as a reader, decide who you are reading for (adults, kids), your language and your time slot. To find out more in French / in English

NB : the association has an info page in English !

KEEP GIVING BLOOD at Grand Paris Sud. Even during a lockdown, giving blood is vital. Several mobile blood collection clinics should be available in the area over the coming weeks. You can leave your place of residence to go to these clinics as giving blood is classified as helping vulnerable people. Look on line for the safety precautions to observe:

OUR HOSPITALS NEED YOU! Teams at our local hospitals Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien (Corbeil-Essonnes) and Centre Hospitalier Sud Ile-de-France (Melun-Sénart) have been working flat out in the fight against COVID-19. Our healthcare professionals have put in an incredible effort. Let’s recognize their fantastic work! Show them your support, by sending written messages, drawings, photos or videos. They’ll be shown on screens at hospitals and shared on social media.


This is a joint initiative between the association Voisins Solidaires (Neighborhood Solidarity), the Ministry of Regional Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities, and French insurance and financial services company AG2R La Mondiale. Check out the site to find out more about the free kit "Coronavirus : neighbours helping each other!". This initiative aims to facilitate solidarity initiatives among close neighbours.

Aid organization Le Secours Populaire operates throughout France. You can sign up to volunteer at one of their local centres

Another charitable organization operating throughout France is Les Restos du Cœur. Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to help the cause, sign up.

Two other national sites have identified solidarity initiatives:

- the site (or volunteers take part in civic service (helping associations assist people who are living alone, or who are vulnerable or without resources).

- the site brings together different groups (volunteers, associations, companies, local authorities) to facilitate communication. Volunteer opportunities can be chosen by location, action type, remote or not….

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