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Service Civil International

Volunteering for peace since 1920

Service Civil International

Volunteering for peace since 1920

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What is SCI and why should you volunteer with us?

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SCI and COVID-19

As an international peace organisation, SCI’s work has been impacted by the present COVID-19 pandemic. Read all the information regarding the situation and your safety as a volunteer.

Forging Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

Forging Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

In October 2022, SAVWA (South Africa Volunteer Workcamps Association) hosted a group of 16 young volunteers from 6 SCI partner organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa. They met in Pretoria for a training which combined discussions on the challenges of gender inequalities and climate change in their respective communities, with hands-on training in permaculture. 

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Inner Peace and Peace with Nature

Inner Peace and Peace with Nature

Between 13th and 19th of October, 30 youngsters from different countries gathered in Winterthur, Switzerland for the “Inner Peace and Peace with Nature” training course. The main goal of this training was to help the participant to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of peace and its different levels.

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2022 SCI End-of-the-year Fundraiser

2022 SCI End-of-the-year Fundraiser

We decided to run an end-of-the-year fundraiser to cover the costs of our projects for youth and a donation from you, or anybody you know, could help us achieve that goal and complete the year in December with a better financial outlook.

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SCI is Recruiting an International Coordinator

SCI is Recruiting an International Coordinator

SCI is looking for a new International Coordinator to lead its International Secretariat located in Antwerp, Belgium. We are looking for someone with strong leadership and communication skills, intercultural experience, strategic thinking and interest to work in an international organisation with a mission to create a culture of peace. Deadline to apply: 18 November 2022.

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A global delegation at COP27 in Egypt

A global delegation at COP27 in Egypt

Have you heard about the annual conferences by the United Nations that address climate change? This year’s conference will start this month already and the SCI sends a global delegation. Find out more about the conference and the SCI delegation below.

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SCI Malaysia’s International Day of Peace activities

SCI Malaysia’s International Day of Peace activities

Are you curious to know what SCI Malaysia did for the International Day of Peace this year? As the restrictions were lifted, they were able to hold in-person activities. Find out more about what they did from Interfaith Peace Dialogue to Peace Promenade.

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SCI and COVID-19

As an international peace organisation, SCI’s work has been impacted by the present COVID-19 pandemic. Read all the information regarding the situation and your safety as a volunteer.

Forging Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

Forging Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

In October 2022, SAVWA (South Africa Volunteer Workcamps Association) hosted a group of 16 young volunteers from 6 SCI partner organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa. They met in Pretoria for a training which combined discussions on the challenges of gender inequalities and climate change in their respective communities, with hands-on training in permaculture. 

read more

We are a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects open to everyone.

Join our movement and turn values into action!

Workcamps

Short-term voluntary projects aimed at breaking down barriers between people and develop intercultural understanding while supporting local communities.

Long-term volunteering

Projects that last from 1 to 12 months where volunteers live in another country and community, are involved in a local project, learning from different cultures and people.

Events and training courses

Local events that promote peace and intercultural understanding, training courses and workshops that build capacity to work to reach our vision for peace.

Online learning

Different online training courses hosted on our online learning platform, to give the chance to anyone around the world to learn about peace and gain tools to act for peace.

I really recommend volunteering programs! I’ve gained so much from taking part in different programs and it gave me a new perspective on what I can give to people as a part of my life here on our beautiful planet.

Tjan Daimon

Long-term volunteer from Slovenia

This experience has been a before and after in my life, because it made me more aware of the things I consume and the suffering that animals have to go through for this. Obviously, I became a vegetarian after my participation in this workcamp. Of course, an experience that I would repeat a thousand times over.

Ericka

Workcamp volunteer from Peru in "The Animal Academy"

My volunteering experience has enriched me with practical skills and also allowed me to grow immeasurably on the inside – an experience I would never want to change and I am more and more grateful for.

Nikola

Long-term volunteer from Czech Republic

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Building a more peaceful world and creating spaces for intercultural dialogue: you can make this happen with your contribution!

Every amount is valuable and we truly appreciate it.