What is the Civic Service (French national volunteer Service) ?

The Civic Service missions within Planète Urgence support partners over the long term. The missions correspond to citizen engagement themes. Those missions involved a wide range of topics such as:

  • environmental protection and awareness
  • cultural activities promotion
  • support for social entrepreneurship projects



In the context of the mission, every volunteer in Civic Service, must carry out a civic training and benefit from support for the future project. Planète Urgence organizes this training as preparation for departure, in order to facilitate the smooth running of the mission, before its beginning.

The Civic Service is intended for young people aged 18 to 25 (from 18 years old for international missions) and up to 30 years old for those with disabilities. It enables them to experience openness to the world, to discover a field of activity and to develop formal and informal skills. Learning and open-mindedness are at the heart of this scheme, which promotes social diversity through the mission, the welcoming environment, the caring support and the training received by the volunteers.

Mission Maroc

Doing a Civic Service mission?


Conditions of a Civic Service:


  • Be between 18 and 25 years old
  • Must not have previously done a Civic Service mission
  • Must hold French nationality or European Union member state nationality or European Economic Area nationality, or hold proof of legal residency in France for one year or more. Find out more


A Civic Service can be approved as an internship.


Training or professional experience are not required, except a strong motivation for development and civil society issues.

To find out about Planète Urgence’s Civic Service missions, visit the Service Civique website.

Civic Service compensation

Internationally, an allowance of €522.87 per month is paid directly to the volunteer by the State regardless of the weekly duration of the mission. The host organization also pays the volunteer a benefit in kind or in cash of €107.58 corresponding to the cost of food (meals) or transport. This benefit can be paid in different ways (meal voucher, access to the canteen, reimbursement of expenses, etc.). For more information, see the Service Civique funding page.


Volunteers in Civic Service benefit from full social protection.


Note that the plane ticket is entirely at the expense of the volunteer.