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That’s right, SCI is celebrating its 100 years anniversary in 2020!

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Service Civil International

Volunteering for peace since 1920

That’s right, SCI is celebrating its 100 years anniversary in 2020!

100 € for 100 years

Support our appeal, and reach 10,000€ with us!

SCI was facing difficult and challenging times, and then came Covid-19. We are reaching out to you our friends around the world who want to see SCI bloom as a centenarian.

Read the appeal and donate

Latest news

COVID-19 updates

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

‘Words about Deeds’ online Reading Group

‘Words about Deeds’ online Reading Group

In April, we – Marilou Ruijter and Heinz Gabathuler -, invited SCI activists for an online reading group with the aim to discuss some topics from the SCI anniversary book “Words about Deeds” which was published at the end of 2019.

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SCI-Germany Workcamps 2020!

SCI-Germany Workcamps 2020!

This camp season is unusual for all of us, but we made as much as possible to continue work for peace promotion and are happy to share the workcamp opportunities in the topic of antiracism, antifascism, remembrance that are available in SCI-Germany both digital and “real”!

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It’s never too late, and never give up!

It’s never too late, and never give up!

On 11th July, GAIA Kosovo organized a meeting in Biti e Poshtme/Donja Bitinja between local citizens and EcoAlbania, an organization active in the protection of rivers in our neighbouring country.

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Mini-camp in Doro

Mini-camp in Doro

Last weekend SCI Switzerland organised a short mini-workcamp: seven volunteers from different parts of Switzerland met in the beautiful village of Doro (Ticino).

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Virtual Teh Tarik Session

Virtual Teh Tarik Session

SCI Malaysia had its first virtual reach- out session to volunteers named Teh Tarik Session, which in Malaysian culture means hanging out together over milk tea.

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Wikipedia for Peace

Wikipedia for Peace

In times when international travel was restricted and when political leaders around the world were calling for a „war“ on Corona virus, SCI Switzerland in cooperation with Wikimedia Switzerland decided to take a stand against war and military forces.

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SCI online Cine Festival

SCI online Cine Festival

We closed the first edition of SCI Cine Festival ‘Inspiration through lenses’. It featured a total of 8 sessions, each Friday between 10th April and...

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BUNTact magazine

BUNTact magazine

The long-term volunteers in the project ‘Volunteering Circles’ of CVS-Bulgaria have gathered to work on a magazine where they share thoughts, concerns, experiences and opinions on relevant issues.

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Standing in solidarity against discrimination

Standing in solidarity against discrimination

Since its birth 100 years ago, SCI has been bringing people together to volunteer for a more peaceful world and break stereotypes, build human connections, overcome prejudice and hate to embrace understanding and respect.

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Stories contest “Voice yourself”

Stories contest “Voice yourself”

We are glad to announce the winner of the first SCI Stories contest “Voice yourself”. The winner story is an inter-generational testimony that represents the long-term impact of activism for peace. Ideal in the year of our 100th anniversary!

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COVID-19 updates

As an international peace organisation, SCI’s work has been impacted by the present COVID-19 pandemic. Read all the updates an information regarding the situation.

‘Words about Deeds’ online Reading Group

‘Words about Deeds’ online Reading Group

In April, we – Marilou Ruijter and Heinz Gabathuler -, invited SCI activists for an online reading group with the aim to discuss some topics from the SCI anniversary book “Words about Deeds” which was published at the end of 2019.

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 trainings

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