MEMBERS AREA

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.

MEMBERS BLOGS

Becoming deeply involved with SCI

A Long-term Volunteer Story By Morgana Jolin-Thomas

Becoming so deeply involved with SCI wasn’t what I planned. I had just spent four years at university studying Economics, specialising in international economic relations so my brain was full, to the point of exploding, with the hard realities of global politics and power. I had begun my studies full of enthusiasm; I had this huge feeling inside me that with just a little bit of effort, I could solve the world’s problems. I soon became immersed in a world of economic theory, profit motives, multinational corporations and conflicts over resources. Hundreds of years of history put the state of the modern world into context. I came to realise that I wasn’t the first person to have the bright idea to try and sort out this mess.

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