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[SCI-announce] GAIA MicroGrants – Call for Selection Team members

GAIA MicroGrants – Call for Selection Team members


  • Do you want to become more involved in the “Climate for Peace” programme?

  • Do you want to learn more about SCI activist projects around the world?

  • Do you want to support SCI activists in their work towards climate justice?

If you answer “YES” to these questions, then keep reading…


GAIA MicroGrants team is entering its 5th phase, during which we will focus on supporting projects related to frontline communities preparing for climate change and making our food systems more sustainable. Climate change is already impacting the lives of millions of people, especially in the Global South, and communities around the world are experiencing food shortages or inequality of food distribution – in the 5th phase we will focus mostly on providing support to SCI’s branches and groups from the Global South.

Each project will be submitted to the Selection Team consisting of three volunteers, who assess them according to a set of particular criteria. You can become part of this selection team!


TASKS – You will be expected to:

  • Familiarize yourself with programme documents;

  • Read all applications (we expect around 12 applications, incoming on a rolling basis) and assess them according to programme criteria;

  • Attend monthly Skype meetings;

  • Act as a contact person for approximately four of the accepted projects (answer possible questions, remind about upcoming deadlines, review the evaluation report).

You will be supported by the programme facilitator and other team members.  All ork takes place online and we will foster a friendly and open atmosphere.


REQUIREMENTS – We are looking for SCI activists who are:

  • Familiar with concepts of climate justice and sustainable living (you don’t need to be an expert, but background knowledge is necessary);

  • Active members of SCI branch or working group;

  • Available to regularly respond to emails and participate in monthly Skype meetings;

  • Ready to remain involved throughout the entire duration of the programme phase (from mid-April until the end of 2018);

  • Willing to devote 2-6 hours each month to tasks related to the programme.


BENEFITS – What do you gain in return:

  • Contribute to promotion of climate justice and sustainable living across SCI;

  • Get an overview of SCI activist initiatives around the world;

  • Build up your experience in project management and implementation.


Send your motivation letter (max. one A4 page) to Deadline for applications – April 20, 2018.

many greetings


Sara Turra - International Coordinator
SCI - International Secretariat
Belgiëlei 37, B-2018 Antwerp - Belgium
Skype address: Sara Turra IS SCI
Phone: +32 3 2265727

[EPM] Invitation for International Camp and Workshops in Palestine

Let us go to Palestine

Join us for:

International Exchange Project in Palestine

Theme: Voluntary work for Palestinian Youth and Social and Cultural interaction.

Open to: Everyone interested from all over the world.

Costs: 450$ including Food, Accommodation, Picking up from the airport, Transportation, trips and Health Insurance.

Venue: An-Najah National University – Nablus – Palestine.

Age: 18 – 80 Years old.


Want to improve your awareness of the Palestine Question and engage culturally and socially with Palestinian daily life? Then apply for this work camp and spend an unforgettable two weeks in one of the most holy lands in the world.

The two weeks long cultural programme will shed light on the Palestinian experience. An-Najah National University in Nablus-Palestine invites people from across the world to explore this opportunity. We offer the opportunity for international volunteers to volunteer for our students for two weeks. You will also have the unique opportunity to travel across Palestine, visit sites of historical importance and engage with traditional Palestinian culture, accompanied by local volunteers.

Through international voluntary work and skill sharing, it is possible to help empower young Palestinians to create a better reality for themselves. Many international volunteers have good qualifications and skills to share with our local students, as well as, a willingness to provide assistance to our students who will attend the training workshops offered by the international volunteers.

The daily voluntary work lasts for 2-4 hours. The international volunteers will give different training workshops, which is optional and not a must. The workshops are varying; such as Public Speaking, English Conversation, Debating Skills, Communication Skills, Capacity/ Competency Building, Social Media, Film Production and Editing, etc. However, if you believe you have something different to offer for the students then you are always welcome to bring your own workshop ideas to the table. Training workshops will take place from Sunday to Thursday from 14:00 – 18:00. (Optional).
How to apply?

If you are interested in joining us, do not hesitate to apply for one of our international work camps:
Suggested dates of our exchange work camps:

You can make a Difference : 01st – 14th July 2018

Reach out and influence someone : 01st – 14th August 2018

Taking You Forward : 03rd – 16th September 2018
Best regards,

Zajel Youth Exchange Program
Public Relations Department
An-Najah National University
Nablus, Palestine
Tel: 009702345113-Ex: 2201
Mobile: 00970592444817
Fax: 0097092345982


[SCI] Call for tender: Visual Identity for Service Civil International

SCI is looking for a graphic designer, that would design our renewed logo as well as a 100 years special edition of it!

SCI will have existed for 100 years in 2020. As part of the celebrations and to take SCI into the future, SCI is releasing an open call for a new and refeshed logo, as well as a special 100 edition logo and some promotional templates.

Are you familiar with SCI’s values, goals and mission?
Would you like take part in designing the future SCI?

Find the call here, with all the details!

Please note, that we are asking for a very quick, rough sketch, as well as the filled table with your quote.
The deadline is 14 March 2018. The decision will be made at the latest on 19 March 2018.

Looking forward to receiving you sketches!

[Sci-announce] New online course peace messengers!

Dear all,

We are glad to announce a new SCI- Peace Messengers (PM) online course from 9th of March till 13th of April 2018. Would you like to learn for and about peace? Do you want to start facilitating sessions about peace yourself –offline at workcamps or online-? And to share thoughts about peace with like-minded people from different countries/background? In an informal way you learn the basics of being a peace-messenger during the course. The backbone of the course are weekly skype-meetings at Wednesday 8pm CET (five times, 14th of March till 11th of April) and assignments in between.
Please note that the course is free, but not without obligation, it takes average 4-5 hours time-investment a week, including the skype-meeting.

Below you can find a more detailed outline of the course.

This is a new opportunity for you to be involved! Fill in the following form and send it at the latest Tuesday 6th of March to

Country/SCI Branch:
Role in SCI (if relevant):
skype id:
(short) motivation:

Peace Messengers Network


Basically the course is split up in 5 blocks (5 weeks)

week 1:
introduction in peace
introduction with each other

week 2
exploring peace, more in depth:
a) quotes, pictures, songs etc
b) peace on different levels
c) the ‘perfect’ peace-maker: who is that?

week 3
SCI and peace
a) why is a (SCI-)workcamp related to peace
b) values of SCI

week 4
peace-messenger of SCI
a) how to set up a (peace) workshop, (for example at a workcamp)
b) roles and tasks of a peace-,messenger

week 5
a) topic, defined by participants of the course (for example conflict-management, climate justice, gender and peace etc.)
b) evaluation and follow-up

Each week there will be
1) a skype-chat meeting (eg not speaking, but typing) with 8-10 other participants
2) two assignments, an individual one and a pair-assignment, where you will work together on with another participant

Moreover there will be a virtual class-room, where you can discuss with the other participants about any topic related to peace (time-investment up to you).

Our 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.

Our mission is to promote peace and intercultural understanding to empower people to implement and promote pacifist values in their lives.
Peace Messengers are using the non formal education methodology for sessions on workcamps to connect the camps with SCI’s identity as a peace organisation.

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[MNCYA]work camp – Feast of Na-Tcha in the Historic Centre of Macau

Dear IVP,

Hope this email finds you are in good conditions!

As we mentioned that MNCYA is going to held an International work-camp this June! Our workcamp – Feast of Na-Tcha in the Historic Centre of Macau, is mainly about traditional culture preservation and cultural heritage promotion, through a series of workshops and participation in the Feast and Parade. Thus, it provides a very good opportunity for volunteers to join the festival as a cultural event, to get familiar with the Macau World Heritage, experience the unique “East meets west” culture while working along with the local people.

Project code: MY001-18

Date: 23 June to 2 July, 2018 (10 days)

Place: Macau SAR, China

International volunteers needed: 12

Accommodation: Hostel (Sleeping bag is not necessary)

Attached the leaflet is for your details. If you have any questions, or if there is any updates on your work-camps, please feel free to contact us, we’ll promote them to our volunteers asap.

Looking forward to meeting you again and keep in touch.

Macao International Workcamp 2018 Leaflet


Amanda Lou

Deputy Executive Director

Tel.: +853 66224636


[Sci-exchange] New workcamp in Portugal

Hello everyone! :) We are happy to announce our new workcamp in Portugal. It will be from 4 to 15 of June and you can find all the information here:

In the year of 2017, Portugal was particularly hit by violent fires that destroyed a very significant part of the forest, villages, and took the life of more than a hundred people. In this context of destruction of the natural and humanized spaces, it is urgent not only an intervention to clean the forests but also a strong environmental education of the populations to prevent as much as possible events such as the ones that happened the last year. And this is exactly what the volunteers of this workcamp will do in Vinhais!

Please help us promote this workcamp :) Looking forward to get your applications! Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Ines Ferrao

[Sci-announce] Long-term Volunteering Vacancies List – January 2018

Dear friends,

Please be aware that the long-term volunteering vacancies list has been updated and is now available on the Members Area:
Do not hesitate to share this document and advertise the vacancies.

Have a nice day,

Morgane Quilfen – Tech LTV
SCI International Secretariat
Antwerp – Belgium
+32 (0)3 226 57 27
skype : sci-is-techltv

[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 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


[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

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!



Chantal Doran
Communication and Volunteer Coordinator
SCI International Secretariat

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