27 May, 2024

ESC position open for Project volunteer in Belgium

ESC volunteering

European Solidarity Corps: the International Secretariat of SCI is looking for a project volunteer!


📍Where: SCI International Secretariat, Antwerp, Belgium

📆 Period: 29 July 2024 – 28 July 2025

💡 Title: Project ESC Volunteer

Deadline for application: 9 June 2024

Service Civil International (SCI) has been organising international volunteering projects for 100 years internationally, organising short-term voluntary projects (workcamps) as well as mid-term and long-term volunteering exchanges. SCI’s vision is a world of peace, social justice and sustainable development, where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflicts. SCI’s mission is to promote a culture of peace by organising international volunteering projects with local and global impact. The volunteer’s contribution will support this mission.

The project volunteer will contribute to various ongoing and future international projects, supporting logistics, communication, reporting and, if interested, project applications. The focus will be on the themes of inclusion, climate justice and/or antimilitarism.

Current projects are:

Future projects will include tasks related to international activities, technical support of webinars and our learning platform, and developing educational resources. They will also support the office with other projects and tasks that will arise during the placement, for example our impact assessment process.

The placement requires creativity, a keen interest in the topics of the projects, organisation, flexibility and the ability (or interest in developing as a skill) to multitask.

The volunteer will carry out their activities for a total of 30 hours a week and will receive 1.5 free days per month during the voluntary service.

Placement tasks

The volunteer will work with the Project Officer, and many of the projects will be done in collaboration, with strong support for self-initiative and innovative ideas.

Project communication and management (70%) 

  • Taking an active part in project meetings and thematic groups;
  • Collecting and producing content (articles, updates, other relevant material & resources) for the project website and SCI’s social media platforms;
  • Support organising physical training course(s) and webinars;
  • Support to manage microgrants;
  • Support with project reporting;

Development and promotion of learning resources (15%)

  • Supporting the integration of new online modules into SCI’s online learning platform;
  • Co-creating quizzes and other interactive activities;
  • Supporting webinars and other online learning events;
  • Promotion of new courses;
  • Mapping of existing resources and creation of new ones; 

Other (15%)

  • Support the office with the impact assessment process;
  • A personal project agreed upon with the supervisor;
  • Share the general work of the office, such as answering info emails, phone calls, filing, joining office meetings, and any other general office tasks that arise;
  • Other tasks as they may arise.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate aged between 18 -30, from a country participating in the European Solidarity Corps, who has:

  • Interest in the topics of peace, climate justice, antimilitarism, advocacy, solidarity, volunteering and intercultural dialogue, and is eager to contribute to SCI’s mission of promoting a culture of peace;
  • Interest in learning the practical side of project management, reporting, communication and non-formal education in an international NGO;
  • Interest in non-formal education;
  • Passion and knowledge in using social media tools;
  • Previous experience with wordpress or is willing to learn;
  • Good English language skills (spoken and written);
  • Creativity and self-initiative;
  • Interest to help, learn and share, to work in a busy international office, to multitask and to work in teams.
  • Any previous experience with SCI is a plus.

What do we offer you?

  • A 12 months volunteer contract with Service Civil International’s International Secretariat;
  • A monthly volunteer allowance of 480 EUR;
  • A furnished room in an apartment with shared facilities (livingroom, kitchen, bathroom);
  • Travel reimbursement for your travel between Antwerp and your place of residence at the beginning and at the end of your service (up to 309 EUR or 417 EUR if travelling green);
  • A bike sharing card to explore the beautiful city of Antwerp;
  • A personal mentor who will support you during your time in Belgium;
  • HENNER Health Insurance;
  • Participation in international activities (meetings and/or trainings);
  • Participation in a workcamp.

Starting date would be on 29 July 2024.

How to apply

Fill in the application form below


Please note that only applications submitted through the form will be considered. If you have any questions, send an email to communication@sci.ngo.

Deadline for applications: 9 June 2024. Interviews will be held in the following weeks.

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