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[Sci-announce] Call for EPM 2018 pre team members

Dear SCI friends,

As announced, EPM will take place next mid October in Finland. In order to organise this meeting we need a Prep Team consisting of 5 activists or staff members.

The main tasks of the Prep Team will be:

– Cooperate closely with the hosting branch, IS and IEC;
– Support finding sources of funding, as to support the implementation of the action;
– Decide how to include partners from Global South;
– Analyse outcomes of last EPM and propose topics for the EPM agenda;
– Find facilitators for specific sessions on core topics;
– Make sure tools and methods are adapted for a big meeting;
– Evaluate EPM and draft a Plan of Action after the meeting, inclusive of decisions to be presented at ICM.

In order for the Prep Team to be able to meet these objectives the members are expected to:

– Have advanced knowledge and experience about SCI;
– Have interest in exchange and/or North-South issues;
– Have experience in Prep Teams for other meetings (preferably EPM, EEM, NSPM);
– Be available to work on EPM from February 2018 on and to attend it (provisional date for the meeting are 15-21 of October 2018, yet to be checked with the hosting branch and the prep team)

If you are interested in joining the Prep Team of this very important meeting, send an email outlining your experience and availability to coordinator@sci.ngo as soon as possible and no later than 4th of February.

The prep-team will be selected by the IEC and the results will be announced shortly.

Wish you all a nice day

Sara

[Sci-exchange] LTV Vacancies in Catalunya!

Dear all,

We are opening a call for LTV (Long Term Volunteering) candidates to support the work with people with disabilities in Els avets Community in Molia, Catalunya.

We are looking for:
1 volunteer starting mid April 2018
1 volunteer starting July 2018
2 volunteers starting September 2018

Please find detailed description and further information here!

You may also find the article on the call for volunteers here and please don’t hesitate to share it and help us spread the article to the world:)

Thank you!

Nupelda Yüce (voluntària EVS)
Outgoing Placement Officer –
Camps de voluntariat
outgoing@sci-cat.org
www.scicat.org

C.Carme 95 baixos. 2a.
08001 Barcelona
Tel. 934 417.079.

PD: Soc la Nupelda, una voluntària kurda fent el projecte EVS amb l’SCI Catalunya. Encara estic aprenent català, disculpeu els meus errors!

[SCI-announce] Call for a Web Developer

Dear friends,

SCI IS is looking to recruit a Web Developer for the New Year! Amongst others, tasks will include working on the MA and Q2A.
You can find the call here. We would appreciate it if you could share it with your networks and whoever you think might be interested.
Thank you in advance!

Sincerely,

Chantal

Chantal Doran
Communication and Volunteer Coordinator
SCI International Secretariat

Belgiëlei 37
2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
Skype address: sci-is-communication
www.sci.ngo

[IVS-ILA] 4 to 12 months Project in UK

Dear partners,

We are very happy to announce that we have a new long-term project.

_INDEPENDENT LIVING ALTERNATIVES__ takes place in London and enables
disabled people to live independently by providing a range of support
including personal care such as going to the toilet or bathing and
practical support such as shopping and cooking. Volunteering with ILA is
an opportunity to: – Gain a unique perspective on disability issues –
learn more about independent living – Experience living in London – Meet
new people and make new friends from across the world. _

_ _

ILA is looking for volunteers now, for at least 4 months and up to 12
months.

To know more about it, please read the project description attached. You
can also visit their website: https://www.ilanet.co.uk/

If your volunteers are interested in applying, please find attached the
specific application form and the medical form.

We are looking forward to receiving your volunteers’ applications.

Best wishes,

Justine Mann

Placement Officer

Thorn House, 5 Rose Street

Edinburgh EH2 2PR

Tel: 0131 243 2745

Web: www.ivsgb.org [1]

Registered Charity Numbers: 275424 and SCO39585

[2] [3]

Links:
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[1] http://www.ivsgb.org/
[2] http://facebook.com/ivsgb
[3] http://twitter.com/ivsgb

[VSI] a long-term project (12 months) in Ireland

Dear partners,

VSI is looking for a volunteer for a long-term project (12 months) in
Ireland.

_Grangebeg Camphill Community is one of 15 camphill communities in
Ireland which offers people in need of special care a sheltered
environment in which their educational, therapeutic and social needs can
be met. They are currently looking for one volunteer to join them FROM
FEBRUARY 2018 for a period of 12 MONTHS__. The volunteer will help in a
variety of tasks such as cooking, cleaning, assisting in gardening or
general maintenance, as well as taking an active part in cultural
activities and community-building._

You can find the full description of the project here:
http://www.longterm.lteg.info/index.php/project/publicView/00692 [1]

If you’d like to know more about the organisation, you can have a look
at their website: http://www.camphill.ie/grangebeg/index [2]

_ _

Please help us promote this project and feel free to contact us if you
have any questions!

Best wishes,

VOLUNTARY SERVICE INTERNATIONAL (VSI)

30 Mountjoy Sq | Dublin 1 | www.vsi.ie [3]

T: + 353 1 855 1011

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Volunteer with us:

_Short-term [8]_

_Long-term [9]_

_European Voluntary Service (EVS) [10]_

_VSI is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, we work to
promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural
understanding; we do this through volunteering, education and
awareness-raising in Ireland and internationally.___

_DONATE NOW [11]__ _|_ BECOME A MEMBER [12]_

_This e-mail may contain confidential information and/or copyright
material. It is intended for the use of the addressee only. Any
unauthorised use may be unlawful. If you have received it in error,
please delete it from your system, do not use or disclose the
information in any way and notify me immediately._

_Registered as Seirbhis Deonach Idirnaisiunta Teo. Company limited by
guarantee, registration Number: 140520. Charity Number: CHY 9220_

Links:
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[1] http://www.longterm.lteg.info/index.php/project/publicView/00692
[2] http://www.camphill.ie/grangebeg/index
[3] http://www.vsi.ie/
[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayDDh9zWk70
[5] https://www.facebook.com/VsiIreland/
[6] https://www.workcamps.info/icamps/camps.html
[7] https://twitter.com/VSI_Ireland
[8] http://www.workcamps.info/icamps/IE-VSI/en/camps.html
[9] http://www.longterm.lteg.info/index.php/project/publicSearch
[10] https://www.vsi.ie/volunteer/european-voluntary-servic.html
[11] https://www.vsi.ie/payments/
[12] http://www.vsi.ie/about/membership.html

[IVS] New long-term project in the UK

Here we are again to announce that we have a new long-term project in
need of your volunteers – Quaker Cottage:
http://www.longterm.lteg.info/index.php/project/publicView/00738 (the
full description will be visible in a few hours).

QC has 2 vacancies now, one for the Children project, one for the
Teenage project.

If you have people interested, please let us know and we will supply an
application form – together with other relevant info (e.g. visas etc.).

Just a little reminder that we also have another new project in London
awaiting applications, ILA:
http://www.longterm.lteg.info/index.php/project/publicView/00737.

We look forward to receiving your volunteers.

CHIARA GINESTRA

_Programme Manager_

_ _

PLEASE NOTE: I WORK PART-TIME AND MY NORMAL WORKING DAYS ARE TUES-FRI.

__

Thorn House

5 Rose Street

Edinburgh

EH2 2PR

+44(0)1312432745

www.ivsgb.org [1]

https://www.facebook.com/ivsgb

https://twitter.com/ivsgb

[SCI] Call for fundraiser (Expired)

CALL: SCI International Secretariat is recruiting a new staff member
JOB TITLE: Fundraiser
GENERAL INFORMATION

Service Civil International (SCI) is inviting tenders for the post of Freelance Fundraiser.

SCI is a peace organisation that promotes a culture of peace through voluntary work. The projects that SCI runs have a number of themes including peace and non-formal education, environment, social and culture. There are also a number of thematic campaigns including Building Bridges and Peers to Peace. Please see our website for details. Additionally, a number of core meetings are to be financed. This variety presents a wide scope of opportunity to the fundraiser.
SCI is looking for a Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser to support the work of the movement nationally and internationally. The larger EU applications are handled by the International Secretariat (IS), the Head office. The overall plan is to focus on small to medium sized grant giving organisations to begin with. You will be responsible for identifying and cultivating new opportunities as well as nurturing links with existing funding partners and making sure that we comply with all reporting requirements. Once the post becomes more established and successful, we envisage increasing the number of hours and/or fundraisers, and adding a corporate fundraiser to the team.
The post will be supported by the IS and a Working Group of volunteers with fundraising experience.

Call for Fundraiser

Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building

IVP members are eligible to apply for the following training and may also be eligible for limited travel support from Asia-Pacific Activist Fund
(please send your application to: rita.sofea@gmail.com)

Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building
for Young Peace Builders & Trainers
3rd to 7th October 2017
RGNIYD Regional Centre, Chandigarh, India

Dear UNOY Member Organisations,

United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) Regional Centre, Chandigarh (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA), Youth for Peace International (YFPI) & Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) India, is organising a 5 days Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building.

When: 3rd to 7th October 2017
Where: RGNIYD Regional Centre, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
Who: 45 selected young peace builders and trainers from all over the World. There are few slots still available reserved for UNOY Member organisations, apply before 10th Aug 2017 (Thursday) at 07.00pm (IST)

Application Link: https://goo.gl/AsbRXo
Fee: USD 100 (to partially cover the food, accommodation and training expenses)*/**
*Limited need-based full and partial scholarships are available. The fee doesn’t cover travel & visa expenses.
**Additional Benefits for International Participants (on a voluntary basis): Recommendation, selection and 40% scholarship to join another 5 days peace program (Global Peace Fest 2017), close to ToT dates and venue. Check more details at the first & submission confirmation page of the application form.

RGNIYD is an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. It has always been motivated to train young persons and interest them in community welfare activities and peaceful coexistence. This training is designed for the current and future trainers, to enable them to train more young people in building peace. Also, the individuals will be recognised as ‘Global Youth Ambassadors for Peace’ after the training.
Background: The Security Council adoption of Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security on December 9, 2015, acknowledges the central role young people play in global peace efforts. Whilst significant gains have been made on Youth and Peace over the past fifteen years, there still remains a large gap between the commitments made by policymakers and the implementation on the ground.
Training of Trainers for young peace builders is not in proportion to a number of prevailing issues. With workshops like these, we hope that the participants and the organisations they represent put in collaborative efforts to combat conflicts. The training shall equip the participants with a strong theoretical understanding of conflicts, practical approaches mixed with peaceful core values to be a better trainer and also substantiate with case studies to help them comprehend the holistic picture of the same. We hope that in course of the sessions and during the breaks, the participants and the facilitators share their anecdotes of peace- making that will inspire and motivate others.

Call for application for ASV (Administrative Support Volunteer)

Dear members of Asian Development Committee,

This is an open call for application for ASV (Administrative Support Volunteer). Please find more information as below. Feel free to contact us should you need more clarification and kindly let me know if I missed out any branches/anyone in ADC.

Application process: Application will be an open call, all application(s) received will be reviewed by Asian Development Committee-Secretariat (ADS), shortlisted applicant(s) will be contacted for next stage of interview process

Applicant criteria: The ASV has to be committed and understand the role and tasks (refer below for job descriptions), meeting deadline and timeline adherence of tasks are crucial, knowledgeable in IT (Microsoft Office, Skype, Social Media platforms etc)

Application timeline: 30 Aug 2017 to 13 Sept 2017 (2 weeks)

Contract period: Sept 2017 to Aug 2018 (ASV will be reviewed monthly by ADS to ensure good efficiency and competency)

Send your application to: adc-secretariat@sci.ngo

Objective: In line with the recently concluded APM 2017 in Malaysia and among the newly elected ADS, there are hopes and strong-will to make Asian Development Committee more active and inclusive for the benefits of all Asian branches. In order to achieve that, ADC would need additional administrative support, having in mind ADS will be the main driver for Asian Development Committee

Financial support: Euro 40 per month is only a token of appreciation and not amounted to a paid administration job (it still takes a volunteer to take up such responsibility for the common good)

Job descriptions / Expectations:
A) Call for ADC meetings, minute-taker, and follow up on to-do lists via different platforms (send email reminders, contact branches’ PIC and etc) ADS is the elected body in driving and chairing such meetings, implementing objectives and missions of ADC. This volunteer position is for a supporting role only and will not be involved in any decision-making

B) Responsible to update ADC page in SCI Members Area. Ensure proper documentation system and up to date filling.(upload minutes, branch reports, branch documents such as branch constitution, AGM minutes and Asian Voice etc)

C) Ensure ADC mailing list is up and running. To support effective communication/follow up via the mailing list to ensure no Asian branches are left out in knowing latest updates upon the the decisions from ADS

D) To support promotion of Asian branches work camps, activities via social media and other relevant platforms
Promotional activities should be driven by the respective branches but as ADS we would like to constantly encourage them

E) To assist/coordinate in reporting preparation ie; ADC report for the ICM and contribution for the annual report of SCI International

F) To assist and support ADC whenever appropriate/necessary

Thanks and looking forward to receiving your applications.
Edward Chuah
On behalf of Asian Development Committee -Secretariat

New ADC Secretariat email address : adc-secretariat@sci.ngo
SCI Asian Volunteer Network Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/sciasian/

APPLICATION FORM ASV 2017

A Guide To International Volunteering

Acknowledgments

IVP would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who have put a lot of time and effort into developing this new publication. Special thanks to Michelle Bastian for developing the concept and content. Other contributors include: Olga Enigk, Jennifer Bleazby, Melissa Cloney, Peter Durant, Shalini Kunahlan, Sharon Craig, Stacey Watson, Richard Hord, Henk Luf, Giovanna Gagliardo, Cybele Shorter, Rita Sofea Warleigh and Jules Andrews.
Some of the content of this guidebook has been published in other SCI publications including: The SCI North/South Training Guide, PVP Seminar Reports, Conflict Resolution: Best Peace Process in SCI, and SCI website as well as the various long-term volunteering guides.
The Guide to International Volunteering is available as a set of web pages by using the menu list on the left hand side of the page, or if you prefer you can download a PDF version of the last print edition produced in 2009 (5.86MB).

Welcome

This is the first edition of A Guide to International Volunteering.
This guidebook will introduce you to the phenomenon of working for peace through the international workcamp movement. It aims to introduce IVP, its vision, goals and history and to prepare you to participate in any of the hundreds of volunteer projects around the world that IVP offers each year.
Inside you’ll find information about workcamps – what they are and what to expect, inter-spersed with stories written by volunteers about their workcamp experiences.

Three sections focus on important skills that will help you get the most out of your project – group dynamics, non-violent conflict resolution and democratic decision-making. Another two sections introduce a variety of perspectives on peace and conflict and global development. These sections will give you some background on the broader issues that lie behind specific IVP projects.

When you volunteer on an IVP project you will be working with people from a variety of countries and may be immersed in a new culture. To help ease the transition we have included a section on cross-cultural understanding. This section will be particularly important for those undertaking their first overseas trip or going into a country with a very different culture. It highlights specific issues that may arise during an IVP project with anecdotes from past volunteers. A brief chapter on environment and sustainability follows.
When you return from your project, you may be interested in becoming further involved with IVP. For example, we offer you the chance to develop important leadership skills through becoming a workcamp leader, to participate in international training, to gain committee experience, to leam newsletter production and obtain additional skills in general office management. These are just some of the exciting areas by which you can gain experience through volunteering with IVP.
We also offer long-term projects for volunteers with previous experience. The section on getting involved goes into this in more detail, including how to apply.

Some important things to think about when planning your participation in short-term workcamps completes this Guide.