Annual report

SCI’s annual report showcases the work of the international coordination and movement over the past year. Besides information on SCI’s finances, decision-making structures and statistics of the past year, the annual report gives information about our projects and campaigns as well as insights into the activities of our branches.

Annual report 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic made a big impact on our work, our activities did not stop, on the contrary, lots of innovative projects took form as a result, showing us how our movement can be resilient and adaptable, finding strength in our network and our values.

Jackie Purves

International President, SCI

New Strategic Plan

In 2020, the work to accomplish our mission was guided by our new Strategic Plan for 2020-2023.

Currently, SCI’s movement around the world consists of …

Branches

Partner organizations

Branches

Partner organizations

Volunteer exchanges

In 2020, as a way to safely continue our activities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SCI organised online workcamps for the first time, but in-person workcamps also took place.

Workcamps focussed on different themes, many centring their activities on climate and sustainable lifestyle, environmental protection, and children and youth. Workcamps also tackled issues of antiracism, antifascism, remembrance as well as peace and disarmament, and some others participated in projects connected to art, culture and local history, raised awareness on the topics of gender and sexuality as well as poverty and social injustice, and contributed to community life.

Workamps organized

Workcamp volunteers

Long-term volunteers

Workamps organized

Workcamp volunteers

Long-term volunteers

  • Out of the 60 workcamps, 16 took place online 27% 27%

Volunteers

Like each year, we organized international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds to promote a culture of peace.

%

Unknown

%

Students

%

Employed

%

Unemployed

%

School children

Age range of volunteers

  • 16-17
  • 18-25
  • 26-35
  • 36-45
  • 46-65
  • +65
  • Unknown

Age range of volunteers

  • 16-17
  • 18-25
  • 26-35
  • 36-45
  • 46-65
  • +65
  • Unknown

Experience of volunteers

  • first workcamp experience
  • 1-3 workcamps
  • 4-7 workcamps
  • 8 or + workcamps
  • Unknown

Experience of volunteers

  • first workcamp experience
  • 1-3 workcamps
  • 4-7 workcamps
  • 8 or + workcamps
  • Unknown

Volunteers in workcamps

%

In-person activities

%

Online activities

Volunteers in workcamps

%

In-person activities

%

Online activities

COVID-19 reaction

As an international peace organisation with many projects involving volunteer exchanges across borders and group activities, SCI has been greatly affected by the health emergency created by the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

continued their activities with new online opportunities, local workcamps, international workcamps that follow strict safety measures and a combination of virtual and in-person activities. Have a look below!

Unmasking COVID

Unmasking Covid

By SCI Switzerland and the Gender Blenders Working Group

Unmasking COVID

Volunteering for Peace and Solidarity

By VSI Ireland

Unmasking COVID

Volunteering for Solidarity and Inclusion

By PVN Albania

Laptop distribution

By SCI Serbia

Reflection Podcast

By Gaia Kosovo

Unmasking COVID

Covid-19 relief work

By SCI Bangladesh

Online social events

By Utilapu SCI Hungary

Digital Connection between real workcamps

By KVT Finland

Projects

International projects are one of the tools helping the SCI Movement achieve its strategic goals and strengthen the organisation in the following key areas: cooperation, sharing, advocacy, financial strength and transparency, capacity building, and communication.

2020 Campaign

SCI was founded in 1920 and many activities to celebrate its 100th year of existence, as well as the 100 years of International Voluntary Service, took place in 2020 despite the pandemic. The activities aimed to honor and reflect on our history as well as the current state of International Voluntary Service.

We organised actions for peace around the world, book reading groups, an international reunion in Sri Lanka nad celebrations druing the annual ICM, among others.

How was the reunion in Sri Lanka?

The most delightful part was the huge number of veteran SCI Sri Lankan and SCI Indian volunteers and members, some in their 80’s, who made the time to come to this event. […] I loved listening to their stories and also watching their joy in seeing each other again and remembering everything they did together. […] It left me with the reminder of how important SCI was and continues to be in forging friendships that last a lifetime.

Barbara Kavanaugh

Participant, from the USA

Budget

SCI international accounts 2020 in euros.

* This data is not yet final

Income

Expenditure

Budget

SCI international accounts 2020 in euros.

* This data is not yet final

Income

Expenditure

Our supporters and donors

Thanks to all volunteers, activists, staff members, organisations and donors, in particular those who contributed to our 100€ for 100 years fundraising campaignEleanor Will for her legacy and the following donors:

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Previous reports

SCI Annual Report 2019 cover