Get involved

Do you want to get involved in and take part in community and society life?

Develop your skills and gain rewarding and educational experience to add value to your CV

There are many societies in Reims – To find out more, look at: Directory of societies

Getting involved in society life

If you want to get involved in a student society or create your own society, look into this at your higher education institute – some approaches to accessing the service:

Do you need help in setting up a society?

Here are the key steps for establishing your society

If you need advice, you can contact

Mr Pascal Rambourg
Guichet Unique subventions de la Maison de la Vie Associative (MVA) (Grant application desk at the Centre for Community Projects)
122 bis rue Barbâtre, 51100 Reims
+33 (0) 326 777 771 / pascal.rambourgreimsfr


The administrative team at the Centre for Community Projects (MVA) is there to help you from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Support for student societies

The City of Reims supports student societies by assisting them in carrying out a project and/or by granting a subsidy, in order to improve the lives of Reims’ students, improve organisation and create a real student community.

In 2019, more than 20 projects were supported with an overall amount of close to €40,000: assistance for students at URCA who need support, musical theatre, French Robotics World Cup, festivals, sports events, the Teddy Bear Hospital, mentoring, conferences, etc.

Budget allocated in 2021: €50,000

► Find the list of criteria and means of guidance


Funding options

FSDIE for societies linked with URCA

A Solidarity and Student Initiative Development Fund (FSDIE) is open to student societies at URCA to provide financial support to help them carry out their projects.

To find out more, go to: dedicated page

The CROUS (regional student assistance office)
  • Culture Actions (support for student projects)

Culture Actions is a scheme by the CROUS network to support student initiatives.

To find out more, go to: dedicated page

  • CVEC (Contribution to Student Life and Campus)

Action by Reims CROUS – Call for projects

To find out more, go to: dedicated page

Marne Departmental Council

To find out more, go to: dedicated page

Grand Est Regional Council

To find out more, go to: dedicated page

Private parties (sponsoring)

It is possible to obtain funding from private partners

Getting involved in community life

Civic service

What is it?

This is a voluntary scheme to benefit the public interest that is open to those 16-25 years old and up to 30 years old for those with a disability, for a period of 6 to 12 months. There is no need for a diploma to take part; the civic service is compensated and carried out in France or abroad.

*Compensation: Civic service volunteers receive full social security. Overall, depending on the circumstances, the civic service volunteers receive between €580.62 and €688.30 per month.

Compensation for the civic service can be combined in full with the disabled adult allowance (AAH) and the housing benefit.

*the projects: To accomplish a public interest project in one of nine intervention areas that are recognised as being a priority for France: culture and leisure, international development and humanitarian action, education for all, environment, emergency intervention in the event of a crisis, commemoration and citizenship, health, solidarity, sport.

To find out more, go to:

In the departments of the city of Reims and Grand Reims, this is open to all motivated young people aged 18 to 25 years (up to 30 years old for young people with disabilities) who want to take a different approach to involvement in community life by launching projects, being involved with the population and supporting specific groups. In return, the young people involved receive a project allowance.

To find out more, go to: dedicated page.

The ESC (European Solidarity Corps)

The European Solidarity Corps is a volunteering programme founded by the EU that is aimed at all young people from 18 to 30 years old.

The volunteering projects last between 1 to 12 months and are carried out abroad (EU country). The programme makes it possible to take part in a social project (helping young children, those with disabilities, developing cultural and sports projects, etc.)

To find out more, go to: European Solidarity Corps.

The VIE (International Internship in a Company)

The International Internship in a Company (VIE) allows you to carry out a paid assignment in a French company based abroad. You must be between 18 and 28 years old to take part. You can apply online on the Information Centre on International Internship (CIVI) website

The VIA (International Internship in Civil Service)

The International Internship in Civil Service (VIA) is a civic service scheme for departments of the French Government abroad (consulates, embassies, cooperation services and cultural actions, etc.). The areas concerned are just as varied: teaching, law, economics, medicine, IT, hospitality and restaurant industry, etc.

The VIA works exactly the same as the VIE with regard to those involved, duration and compensation.

However, added to these rights and obligations are a need for reserve and discretion due to the diplomatic nature of the project.

To find out more, go to: VIA

The VSI (International Solidarity Volunteering)

The VSI is open to those above 18 years old and allows them to spend 12 to 24 months participating in a solidarity project in Africa, Latin America, Asia or Eastern Europe that concerns health, education, training, rural or urban development.


Volunteering involves work that is not remunerated, complementary and not competitive with remunerated work. Volunteer work is not linked to the association with an employment contract, but rather a sort of “moral contract”. With volunteering, there is always the option to bring the cooperation to an end with no proceedings or damages. On the other hand, it is also held to comply with the statutes of association.

àYour options on Tous Bénévoles

The website is aimed at everyone, regardless of their profile and the type and duration of the project! A search engine allows you to refine your request: search for your volunteering project by topic (academic support, communication, soup runs, help with integration, administrative management, home visits, help with moving, first aid, etc.)

Living in Reims

Last update : 15 February 2023

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