Volunteering at the Alliance Française is a great way to support the Francophone community while getting to know other Francophiles like you!
Our valuable volunteers, or bénévoles, support the mission of the Alliance Française in many ways, such as:
Over the last year, our volunteers provided over 1,000 hours of support to the Alliance!
Not only do volunteers get to explore their passion for French culture, but through our point system, they also benefit from complimentary classes!
All volunteer shifts are counted by the hour, and each hour equals one point.
With over 100 volunteers currently supporting the Alliance Française, points toward free classes generally take a year or more to accumulate.
To register for your class, please complete a registration form at our front desk. Please note that there must be at least five paying students registered for a class before volunteers can enroll using points.
It’s easy! Fill out the New Volunteer Application, and obtain a volunteer sign-in sheet from the front reception. Completed sheets are filed in the Volunteer Sign-In Book.
Volunteering at the Alliance is a great opportunity to practice my French and learn more about the culture through food, films, lectures, and music. Over the years, I've advanced from beginner-level classes to proficient, and I've built wonderful friendships with the staff and my fellow volunteers. Santé!
Events range from lectures, to cinema screenings, to wine tastings, so my experience working in the hospitality industry makes me uniquely qualified to volunteer for such events. I enjoy the diverse programming at the Alliance, so it doesn't take long at all to accrue points for a free class! I feel a sense of community and fellowship as a volunteer because everyone at the Alliance Française is so welcoming and accessible.
If anyone is into making lists like "Smartest Thing I Have Done This Year," joining the Alliance Française would be at the very top of mine! I have never felt more welcomed or appreciated in any group. Plus, there is a chance to not only earn credits towards free classes, but also to meet others (in this big, anonymous city) with whom I share so many passions—for French language, culture, arts, and food!