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Service Civil International

Volunteering for peace since 1920

Service Civil International

Volunteering for peace since 1920

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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.

Youth Green Deal

Youth Green Deal

The Youth Green Deal project is delving into the theme of climate change. Organisations from both sides of the Mediterranean area wanted to put all their expertise together to improve and promote environmental workcamps as a tool to support climate change mitigation and regenerate biodiversity. Together they want to develop an eco-volunteering model that can inspire other organisations and build the organisations skills of all involved. Read more about this project.

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This House is on Fire: Seminar on political communication in SCI

This House is on Fire: Seminar on political communication in SCI

How to navigate this increasingly polarizing and political world of communication? What does it mean that silence is violence? We want to invite you to an online seminar: “This House is on Fire: Seminar on political communication in SCI”. It will take place online, between 15-20 February. Let’s discuss and develop new ideas!

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The International Human Rights Day observed by SCI India

The International Human Rights Day observed by SCI India

To commemorate International Human Rights Day SCI India organised a workshop for students. They discussed the meaning of human rights, the responsiblities and priviliges that they offer and ways in which these rights are violated. They shared the words about the evolution of our understanding of human rights and provided some insights on the situation in India and the actions that need to be taken to ensure our common safety and wellbeing. Read more about this event.

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International Volunteering Day in Malaysia

International Volunteering Day in Malaysia

SCI KL, Malaysia celebrated this year’s UN Volunteer Day with a special event. They presented a 8 feet custom made Peace Pole engraved with 8 different languages reflecting the diversity in Malaysia to Alfred and Projek Nasi Ahad volunteers. See the effects of their work and read more about the projects.

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Call for participants! MOVE: Mobility of Volunteering? Eco-friendly!

Call for participants! MOVE: Mobility of Volunteering? Eco-friendly!

We are looking for applications and participants for the second activity of the project MOVE, the “Landing and Spreading” seminar near to Innsbruck on March 6 – 13, 2022. The Project MOVE makes mobility a peace issue and considers the acute need to raise awareness and to promote critical reflection of current mobility choices in international volunteer projects and peace activities. Read the call and apply by 16 January 2022.

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Call for Illustrator/ Designer

Call for Illustrator/ Designer

Are you an illustrator or a designer with an experience in illustrating publications? Do you want to work for an organisation that promotes culture of peace? Then we are looking for you! Read more about this call and apply by 20th of December.

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Pierre Cérésole Awards 2021

Pierre Cérésole Awards 2021

Every year we award SCI branches’ projects that deserve special mention because of their innovative nature or the impact they achieved. Discover the Pierre Cérésole awards of 2021!

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SCI’s 82nd International Committee Meeting

SCI’s 82nd International Committee Meeting

The 82nd ICM took place from 1 to 7 December 2021, online for the third time. People connected from different time zones for 5 days of discussions and voting. We adopted new resolutions, a new Plan of Action and Budget, we have a new IEC team, and more!

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International Volunteering Fair

International Volunteering Fair

It’s time for a short recap of our International Volunteering Fair!

On Sunday, December 5th International Secretariat of SCI held its first online International Volunteering Fair on the platform GatherTown.

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Invitation for International Volunteering Fair

Invitation for International Volunteering Fair

We are very happy to invite you to SCI International Volunteering Fair on December 5th! This online fair will round up our 100th anniversary celebration, give you a glimpse of the global work done by SCI everyday and present you with many volunteering opportunities and inspirations.

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Conference of Polluters 26

Conference of Polluters 26

Robert Unwin, our long-standing volunteer and workcamper, participated in the events surrounding the 26th global United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). He shared with us three reports in which he details his experience.

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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.

Youth Green Deal

Youth Green Deal

The Youth Green Deal project is delving into the theme of climate change. Organisations from both sides of the Mediterranean area wanted to put all their expertise together to improve and promote environmental workcamps as a tool to support climate change mitigation and regenerate biodiversity. Together they want to develop an eco-volunteering model that can inspire other organisations and build the organisations skills of all involved. Read more about this project.

read more
This House is on Fire: Seminar on political communication in SCI

This House is on Fire: Seminar on political communication in SCI

How to navigate this increasingly polarizing and political world of communication? What does it mean that silence is violence? We want to invite you to an online seminar: “This House is on Fire: Seminar on political communication in SCI”. It will take place online, between 15-20 February. Let’s discuss and develop new ideas!

read more
The International Human Rights Day observed by SCI India

The International Human Rights Day observed by SCI India

To commemorate International Human Rights Day SCI India organised a workshop for students. They discussed the meaning of human rights, the responsiblities and priviliges that they offer and ways in which these rights are violated. They shared the words about the evolution of our understanding of human rights and provided some insights on the situation in India and the actions that need to be taken to ensure our common safety and wellbeing. Read more about this event.

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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

Being there makes you value much more what you have and makes you realize that there are people with problems much bigger than yours […] I can say that it is the best experience of my life!

Mitzi de Jesús Conejo Luna

Workcamp volunteer from Mexico

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.