As we approach the end of this year, I would like to address all of you and ask for your support to SCI. The most reliable source and that which would give us the highest level of independence, is YOU!
From 10th to 25th November 2023 and ahead of the 13th edition of the No Border Fest, 14 international volunteers arrived from Spain, Portugal,...
SCI-India’s Maharashtra State Group organized a webinar to commemorate the World White Cane Safety Day. The Group has been associated with...
From the 6th to the 15th of October 2023, SCI Sri Lanka organised a workcamp in Kinniya, a seaside town located in the Trincomalee District, in the...
Read the statement on the recent escalation of violence in Palestine and Israel, calling for an immediate ceasefire.
A couple of weeks ago the new volunteers arrived at “La Cittá dell’Utopia” in Rome to support and work alongside the projects that will take...
SCI Germany is looking for 2 volunteers for the period of 13 months: 1 March 2024 to 31 March 2025, to contribute to the work of their office (communication and volunteer placement) in Bonn, Germany. Application deadline: 15th of November 2023
You are welcome to apply if you are a EU resident between 18 and 30 years of age and you have a good level of English.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! We are looking for a Finance and Administration Officer for our International Secretariat in Antwerp (Belgium). Read the full description and apply as soon as possible, and before 8 October 2023.
Albanoi will be joining the IS offices for a year here in Antwerp, helping out with communication. Hi everyone! My name is Albanoi and I am the new...
Léo arrived at our office of the International Secretariat here in Antwerp on the 15th of September and he will stay with us for one year. Hello...
The Summer Short Term Camp was held from 20 to 28 August 2023. Three participants reached the campsite one day before from Mankundu. The local...
The training will be held from 6 to 15 November in Hollókő, Hungary. This program aims to help you become a better leader through the principles of self-awareness, resourcefulness and accountability.
SCI India, Maharashtra state group, organised a local webinar for the solemn observance of the Hiroshima Day on 6 August.
They reflect upon the two of the darkest moments in human history: the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945, respectively. They observed this event not just to revisit the horrors, but to strive to not allow that same mistake from happening again, especially now that the threat of a nuclear war seems all the more imminent.
Meet Alaa, the new Project Volunteer here at the International Secretariat! Read her introduction as she shares her background and her expectations for the coming year.
On the occasion of ☮️ International Peace Day, we want to come together and share ideas on peace, nonviolence and antimilitarism. Join our ? online event ? on Thursday 21 September 2023 ⌚️ 12:00 – 13:30 CEST and let’s inspire each other to keep resisting the militaristic narrative that is permeating our societies today.
On 17 August, SCI India celebrated the 144th birthday of Pierre Cérésole, the founder of SCI. They did so SCI-style, with actions!
Sharmin Shara Mim, a young climate activist from SCI Germany, participated in the Bonn Climate Conference 2023 (SB58), to bring the voice of young people at the table. Read about his experience.
Do you want to organise an action for International Day of Peace? Send us your proposal and you might qualify for funding!
We are opening applications for an online 2-day exchange to create a new antimilitarist group in SCI. ?Online via Zoom | ? 23-24 September 2023. ⏰ Apply by August 31, 2023.
SCI Poland is looking for two European Solidarity Corps volunteers for two Foreign Integration Centres in Poland. From September for one year.
Participants from volunteering organisations in the Americas and from IVS networks met in Costa Rica for the Frame[v]work project’s American Lab, its 3rd regional meeting. SCI was represented by Alexandra Vasileiou, international president, and Peter Stanton and Sandra Shilling from IVS USA. It was an opportunity to present IVS history, vision, activities and methods to organisations from the Americas.
SCI Bangladesh organised the Asian Platform Meeting (APM) 2023, hosting delegates from neighbouring countries and discussing important topics to empower Asian branches.
The International Secretariat of SCI is looking for a volunteer from France to join our office in Antwerp for one year.
From July 10th to July 16th, 2023, Ferrara, Italy, became the nucleus of an inspiring movement as 21 participants joined forces to present the groundbreaking results of the Decolonise Participatory Action Research (PAR) and to explore how to bring about the necessary changes.
IVP-AU is starting a new project: Goulburn Farmers Market. It will be a place for local growers to sell directly to the customers, promoting sustainability.
The “Volunteering for Peace” project by SCI Poland aims to spread knowledge and create skills related to acting for peace among elementary and secondary school students and their teachers, to increase their awareness of peace matters in their daily lives.
SCI India Maharashtra State Group implemented activities for the empowerment of women and girls. The activities are part of the project “Kishori Shakti”, or “Girl power”.
SCI Madrid invites you to participate in their new campaign!
Youth Green Deal Conference Empowers Young Eco-Volunteers for a Sustainable Future in the Mediterranean
Youth Green Deal (YGD) final conference, under the theme “Youth eco-volunteering in a Euro-Mediterranean context: challenges and opportunities,” was held in Hammamet, Tunisia from the 14th to the 17th of June.
The Karnataka Group of SCI India recently hosted two workcamps, in Bangalore and Vadarahatti and they had the change to meet with amazing people.
Service Civil International Maharashtra State Group observed World Environment Day on Monday 5th June. Although it was probably a working day for most of the SCI Volunteers, they still gathered together for this noble cause.
From May 10th until May 20th SCI India in collaboration with Good Life Centre organized a summer workcamp with the participation of volunteers from all around the world.
SCI Sri Lanka just had its first workcamp of the year! It took place from the 2nd to the 8th of June in Kudagama, a small fishing village close to...
Organizations operating in EU countries were asked to submit proposals to SCI’s International Secretariat for upcoming projects. Meet the 5 selected projects!
Ala, from Tunisia, joins our team at International Secretariat of SCI as the new project volunteer.
Last February, as part of the project “Decolonize volunteering!” from CCIVS, SCI Belgium had the chance to host a beautiful group of young people wanting to start working on a challenging and demanding issue: the decolonisation of volunteering.
SCI India Maharashtra State Group organised a six day project about Girls Empowerment. Each day day tackled a different subject for more than 25 young girls.
SCI is developing an online course to support young activists to communicate and advocate for peace. We are looking for a creative eye to support us on the visual side of this online course. Deadline to apply is 26th of May
Service Civil International wishes to pay tribute to Monique Hervo who was a volunteer and activist among others with SCI in the 60s
Our president Alexandra Vasileiou and our IC Inge Saris participated in the Asian Lab in Indonesia between 28 March – 02 April.
Join SCI’s antimilitarism project, near Vienna, Austria, on 25 June – 2 July 2023! We are looking for motivated young people, passionate about peace, antimilitarism and advocacy. Bring your idea for a campaign or project linked to antimilitarism and develop it with the support of the group! Deadline to apply is 7 May.
The International Secretariat of SCI is looking for a Communication and Campaign volunteer through the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. Position in Antwerp (Belgium) from 24 July for 1 year. Read all the details and apply by 11 May 2023.
The International Secretariat of Service Civil International is looking for a project volunteer through the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. Position in Antwerp (Belgium) from 14 August for 1 year. Read all the details and apply by 11 May 2023.
With Forging Ubuntu, tens of young people were trained on permaculture and on how to use it for more inclusion. These young people then led actions in their own communities, with mixed, diverse groups of people, from small farmers to families, to youth wanting to speak up and make their voices heard.
If you ever lead educational events – workshops, meetings, webinars, training courses, etc., you will be surely interested in these resources for educators, developed within the Learning Lab(oratory) project.
SCI India West Bengal Group organised a seminar where five guests took part and spoke about the position of the women and their participation in social fields.
Eight members of the SCI family from across the world were invited by SCI-India Maharashtra State Group on a webinar to share their personal experience of growing and working as a woman, and give their individual perspectives on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In March, SCI had a 5-day social media campaign in which we talked about what the savior complex is and why it is harmful.
Focused on the themes of peace and reconciliation, this fellowship has been sponsored by IVP co-founder, Chris Dunstan, in honour of his late mother, Barbara Dunstan
Tomorrow marks one year since the full-scale military aggression against Ukraine by Russia. We want to reiterate our message in support of peace, standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as well as peace movements and peace activists. No to war in Ukraine, no to war anywhere! We invite you to stand up against the war in Ukraine and encourage you to join your local peace protest or activity or to organise one yourself.
SCI India – Maharashtra State Group is organising an online discussion on the occasion of International Women’s Day with the theme “Women’s Empowerment”. ? 8 March 2023 15:30 CET ? Zoom
The earthquake recently affecting Turkey and Syria is the biggest of the last centuries. Read more to know how you can help.
In December 2022, SCI Austria organised a training about colonialism and volunteering, aiming to learn and think about colonialism, its definition and its structures, and to help organisations better prepare volunteers that go to the Global South. To decolonize ourselves, in other words. Participants from different organisations or branches of SCI benefitted from this training. Now they have returned to their organisations and activities with new tools to struggle with eurocentrism, racism and colonialism within NGOs.
SCI Poland invites you to register for the webinar entitled “Recipes for high-quality educational events”, which will take place on 27.02.2023, 16-17 CET
We are looking for a trainer to join an antimilitarist seminar in Rome, Italy, from April 16 to 22, 2023. Deadline to apply is February 12!
Join SCI’s new antimilitarism project, in Rome, Italy, on 16-22 April, 2023! We are looking for motivated young people, passionate about peace, antimilitarism and advocacy. Deadline to apply is 20 February!
Inex Slovakia is looking for 2 long-term ESC volunteers to join their team in Bratislava.
CI-Hellas with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation organised a FEEL THE MEDITERRANEAN event on the Day of the Mediterranean. This was one of the many cultural, mainly music, events organised on that particular day to celebrate a sea that brings together so many different cultures and is invariably significant to Europe’s past, present and future.
It took a few years, but IVP Australia has finally published their booklet.
Our branch in Madrid, Spain is looking for 2 ESC long term volunteers. The volunteers will be ? based in Madrid (Spain), ? from February 2023 to February 2024. ⏰ Deadline to apply: ASAP
Inge our new international Coordinator joined SCI International Secretariat in Antwerp. She has a wide international experience and is excited to join our big peaceful family. We look forward to work together!
? The International Secretariat of Service Civil International is looking for a European Solidarity Corps volunteer! The volunteer will be ? based in Antwerp (Belgium), ? from 27 March 2023 to 26 March 2024, ? and will be working on projects. ⏰ Deadline to apply: 18 January 2023
SCI India West Bengal State Group has been organising some exciting activities! They are making their villages plastic waste Free-Zones.
The International Committee Meeting (ICM), the annual general assembly of SCI, where all member organisations decide on the future of the organisation, took place online from 7 to 11 December 2022.
This year’s edition of the SCI Catalunya ‘La Instantània’ annual photo contest already has a winner!
CVS-Bulgaria is looking for motivated ESC volunteers to join their long-term initiative “Volunteering Circles II”, which consists of several circles: Volunteering, Social Inclusion and Integration, Human Rights and Art and Culture!
SCI Belgium is looking for participants for two international seminars happening in February 2023 in Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.
SCI-India’s Maharashtra State Group celebrated the International Volunteer Day with a virtual meeting. The participants from Asia, Australia and Europe shared their experiences, remarks and wishes.
After a long time there is another edition of Asian Voices
Pierre Cérésole Award is an annual award given to branches’ projects that deserve special mention because of their innovative nature or the impact they achieved. Discover this year’s awards
Our Polish branch in Poznan organised recently a training course where 28 participants from 9 countries got more in-depth on the topics of inclusion and new tools and trends in learning and development in online and in-person settings.
Are you curious to know more about the activities that volunteers did at the camp organised by SCI India Maharashtra State Group?
People with lower incomes and low educational qualifications are strongly underrepresented in the climate movement. Yet it is precisely the economically weak and working class people who are most affected by the impacts of the climate crisis – both locally and globally. Find out more about the activity that SCI Germany organised this year on the matter.
Participants of “Inner Peace and Peace with Nature” & “Learning Lab(orator) Pro” are conducting very interesting follow-up activities.
Have you ever wondered what the activities of SCI France are in this late period of 2022?
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.
SCI Madrid announces an open call for its new Erasmus + seminar “Agenda 2030: How can we achieve the SDGs?”
The purpose of the “2030 Agenda Seminar” is to promote the United Nations sustainable development goals, raise awareness and encourage people to take action at both the local and international levels.
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.
The new SCI online course is live! Check it out on learning.sci.ngo
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.
You are invited to the Final Event of the Vision Seminar series:
? Saturday, November 26 – 10h00-13h00 CET | ? Online on zoom | ⏰ Register by November 21st
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.
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.
Representatives of our organisations around the world got together in person after two years for the EPM in Belgium!
It’s better to be in the Club! SCI Poland launches a social campaign dedicated to the empowerment of senior citizens
Counteracting the phenomenon of social isolation is the main goal of the campaign “W Klubie raźniej” (“It’s better to be in the Club”), which intends to encourage people active in seniors’ associations and clubs to become their ambassadors in their local communities.
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.
Noëlla is our new office volunteer, she’s 21 years old and comes from France. She will work on statistics, on the preparation of our big event International Committee Meeting, on the fundraising and donor management and on some events on Gathertown.
Are you an educator, a (to-be) trainer, willing to discover how to organise high-quality and more inclusive learning activities in both in-person and online environments? Apply for this training course! ? 27 October – 3 November 2022 ? Poznań, Poland ⏰ Apply by 2 October
Discover all the activities by SCI-India, Maharashtra State Group, in observance of the International Day of Peace. Their SCI Volunteers spread all over Maharashtra, in different cities, took a lead role in the activities, from mediation sessions, to drawing competitions, webinars and discussions. Get inspired!
SCI India, West Bengal State Group, organised a seminar on peace to observe the peace day, with many speakers, singing, dancing, poetry and an oath to peace.
From 24th August to 7th September 2022, 15 participants took part in a workcamp in organized by SCI Italy at “La Città dell’Utopia”. Throughout the camp they collected and discussed different stories about local, historical and current fascism.
You are invited to the 4th event of the Vision Seminar series: SCI: one international peace movement or a network of individual organisations? ? Saturday, 1 October – 11h00-13h00 CEST, ? Online on zoom. ⏰ Register by 27 September.
Pauline, our new Project and Tech volunteer comes from France and joined the SCI International Secretariat in Antwerp. As she begins her journey with the SCI movement, she shares her thoughts, hopes and ideas for her long term volunteering project in Belgium.
SCI Poland is looking for a broad-minded young person with a positive attitude that likes to work in a team and has his/her own initiative to join their team in Poznan.
? Poznań, Poland
⏰ Apply as soon as possible
Decolonise IVS project, initiated BY CCIVS together with ICYE, aims to build a new framework for decolonial thinking in International Voluntary Service Organizations making them reflect on diversity, equality and environmental sustainability from an intersectional perspective. With Decolonise IVS, workcamp organizations seek for the first time to go to the heart of the debate around decolonisation and to understand more about continuing forms of neo-colonialism including climate colonialism. If you are interested in the topic you can apply for their online dialogues.
Are you interested to know what is it like to volunteer in a summer workcamp in Sri Lanka? In this article one of our volunteers tells us more about their experience, the activities they did, the delicious Sri Lankan food and the kind people they met.
Gender equality in volunteering? This is the new project that SCI Madrid are organizing together with Greek NGO Genderhood. This project aims at promoting and encouraging non-profit organizations to incorporate the gender perspective in all their volunteering activities, through the development of an action plan that contributes to gender equality in a sustainable way.
You are invited to the third event of the Vision Seminar series: Can we capture all areas of SCI work under peace (defined in 4 levels: with oneself, with others, within society, with nature)? ? Saturday, 10 September – 11h00-13h00 CEST, ? Online on zoom. ⏰ Register by 8 September.
Going one step further: a call to bring youth voices and Palestinian land issues into the COP 27 conversations.
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges that humanity has faced in the last centuries.The Youth Green Deal (YGD) project, putting climate justice at the center of the cooperation in the Mediterranean area, organized an eco-camp in Palestine to build an eco-village. To make sure that there is hope for future generations it is important to raise the voice of young people on important platforms on matters such as climate change, oppression and non-violence.
SCI Malaysia Penang Chapter wants to build an International Peace Park (IPP) that would become a place of peace and friendship for various cultural organizations to come together and have interactive sessions. They send a proposal to the state’s Chief Minister about this park and how it can promote peace and understanding.