Benenova makes it easy for everyone to make an impact in the community around them, by creating hands-on, short, high-impact volunteer opportunities, connecting people and companies to the nonprofits that need their help .

Founded in Paris in late 2013, and also active in Nantes since April 2014, Benenova works with non-profits to develop volunteer projects in response to local social and environmental issues. All volunteer opportunities are listed on a web calendar, and matched with a volunteer leader. Volunteers sign up for the projects, based on their interests and their availability. Benenova also works with companies to develop employee volunteering events and programs.

Benenova was created to bring in some long awaited flexibility in the way volunteering is organized in France. The quasi-totality of volunteering opportunities start with a requirement for regular and long-term commitment, and thus leave thousands of citizens out. They believe that strong communities are born out of the possibility for everyone to engage and share their time and skills, and thus created Benenova.

World Region

Europe & Africa-Middle East

Services Offered

For individuals: 
  • Flexible Volunteer Opportunities (Calendar)
  • Family & Youth Volunteer Opportunities
For Nonprofits: 
  • Volunteer Management Training
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Placement
For Companies: 
  • Employee Volunteer Program Consulting
  • Volunteer Program Dev/Delivery

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75017 Paris
2 Rue des Renards, 44300
Phone: +33 7 82 24 07 53


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