Mentoring a refugee
with "Professional integration" programmes
What is it?
Are you a citizen wishing to work on a voluntary basis to facilitate the integration of a refugee? The State and the Ministry of the Interior want to help you make this commitment a reality.
“Professional integration” sponsorship offers the possibility of getting involved with a refugee, helping to achieve their professional goals and encouraging their integration into the professional world. In addition to developing their potential, you will help them integrate into French society by making the most of the skills you have acquired throughout your career.
Citizen sponsorship programs are aimed at anyone - young people, students, professionals, adults, etc. - wishing to get involved with refugees. The only essential criterion remains the motivation of the future sponsor who will be required to give his time to accompany and meet regularly with the sponsored person.
Good to know : However, you will in no way be intended to replace the social worker. The objective is to use your skills to support the refugee in the construction and realisation of their professional project and finally, to develop a relationship of trust with them.
Who is it for?
Why is it interesting?
Helping a refugee to flourish and integrate
Helping a refugee to become aware of their potential and to find a job that suits them will promote their self-confidence, their fulfillment and their integration into society.
Share your professional skills
Getting involved also means giving human meaning to the skills you have acquired throughout your career. Through this transmission, you will be able to positively and concretely impact the course of the life of the accompanied person.
Promote their learning of French and give them the codes of the company
Discussing with you and meeting you regularly will allow them to practice their oral expression and improve their mastery of the French language for more confidence and autonomy. You will also give them the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of codes and practices for better integration into the professional world.
Enrich yourself with new encounters and new cultures
Sponsoring a refugee will allow you to meet new people, different from your usual social circle. In addition to participating in a mission that will concretely help the sponsored person, you can discover new cultures (history, music, cuisine, traditions, etc.) or even learn another language.
How do I get involved?
Contact a centre near you
Identify the sponsorship program that best suits you and is closest to you, by visiting the interactive map below.
Click on the pin of your choice, and you will obtain the details of the organisation in order to contact it and get involved!