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[Sci-exchange] ONLINE CAMP: Wikipedia for Peace: No More War!

Dear friends,

We gladly present you our first online camp “Wikipedia for Peace: No More War!”, which will take place from the 12th to the 19th of June.

We are now looking for the participants from all over the world, who are interested in working on the Wikipedia articles about peace, non-violence and antimilitarism.

The only requirements for the participants are:

– Age from 16 to 99,

– Good Internet connection,

– Laptop,

– Letter of motivation.

More information about the workcamp can be found via the link: https://bit.ly/3c00T4O

SCI Switzerland will not charge any additional fees for organizing the camp. Swiss residents will be asked to pay a membership fee but no participation fee will be charged.

In case of any questions you are welcome to contact me through e-mail: placement@scich.org

AGM Notice – 17 May 2020

All IVP members and friends are invited to attend
Saturday 2pm, 17 May 2020
Place: JOIN US on Google Meet!

Agenda:
1. Minutes of the last AGM
2. Annual reports
3. Election of new Committee
The following positions are declared vacant and nominations are called:
– Convenors (2)
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Webmaster/Promotion
– Up to 3 Ordinary members
– Public Officer

We look forward to meeting you online. Keep up the volunteering!

IVP Newsletter – April 2020

The latest edition of IVP’s newsletter, The Flying Penguin, is now available! Click here to view.

Contents:
– What is International Voluntary Service (IVS)?
– Australian Workcamps and Projects
– International Peace News from SCI

Fire Recovery Project: Medium Term Volunteers needed

MTV Project description

International Volunteers for Peace in cooperation with Blaze Aid
Fire recovery project. Milton / Lake Conjola
Start: mid March to early April 2020
Length of project: two to three months with possible extension
3 volunteers required

IVP strives to create paths to peace through intercultural cooperation. IVP is entirely volunteer run. This project is in collaboration with and managed by Blaze Aid.

Background to the project

Blaze Aid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

Lake Conjola and the surrounding area was badly affected during the recent catastrophic fires. Many people lost their homes, farm buildings, animals, fences, livelihood. The community suffers ongoing deep trauma.

Description of the work
This is a call for experienced team leaders who can stay for a minimum of two to three months. You will be trained on the requirements once at the site. There will be changing local and international volunteers who will be there for shorter periods and need to be managed in teams in the field. Your task will be to manage the teams and you do not need building skills: the main task of the field teams is rebuilding fences. https://champagneandskittles.com/2020/03/04/from-drought-to-fire-and-flood/?fbclid=IwAR2Sm2LmwjYsDYXWBBk3evD4yb9L9WdWgHbmlplXugu33i_zwr1PycxPqD4

Hours of work: For fencing team leader the schedule is 7am for breakfast and back home by 4pm. The work continues 7 days a week but free days can be scheduled by arrangement.
There is also other work such as assisting with coordination of the project which is more admin type work. Assistant coordinator might be longer hours however that will include very little physical work.
There may be the possibility to negotiate with local community to set up other volunteer opportunities such as re-building gardens.

Practical information
Living conditions. Caravan most likely but possibly a tent. If you can bring your own tent that will be great but otherwise IVP can supply a tent, bed and bicycle. Showers, electricity and meals will be supplied.

Useful numbers and addressees: The camp site will be at Milton on the South Coast of NSW. Travel directions, meeting point and contact details of responsible people will be supplied.

What to bring: Sleeping bag, work clothes: long sleeve shirts and trousers, solid boots. Warm clothes as it will be going into Winter. Swimming gear as you will be near the beach/lake.

Skills: This is serious work and we can only take people who have are willing to work hard. We are looking for experienced workcamp leaders who can stay for an extended period. Minimum two months. You will need to be fit and able to learn new skills and direct others. Building skills useful but not essential. International Drivers Licence will be useful.

[Sci-announce] 10th GMLTV – a platform where NGOs working to promote long and mid term volunteering meet.

The GLMTV is an important event for all International Voluntary Service (IVS) NGOs as it
provides a platform where NGOs working to promote long and mid term volunteering meet.

⚫ The only place to meet many partner organizations of LMTV/ EVS

⚫ The best chance for sharing know-how and best practice on LMTV/ EVS

⚫ The right moment to work together on global standards and actions

Dear Friends
Please find attached the call for the 10th Global LMTV Meeting (GLMTV) which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019 November 21st-25th co-organized by ALLIANCE, CCIVS, NVDA and SCI, hosted by MOVE together with SCI Malaysia.
Please read the call for all details!
Best wishes
vicky
Victoria LOVELOCK
CCIVS Director
UNESCO House
1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 45684936
secretariat@ccivs.org
www.ccivs.org
FB/secretariatccivs
Instagram @ccivsvolunteer
Twitter @ccivs_volunteer  @raising_peace

World Heritage Volunteers – Bahrain – 2 seats available

Dear All,

In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers initiative. Opportunity exists with the ARAB HOUSE FOUNDATION under Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities , for International volunteers between 18 to 35 years old concerned in World Heritage preservation.

Volunteers are invited to work on a variety of programs from (22 Nov – 2 Dec 2019) in two UNESCO sites as bellow;

– (Qal’at al-Bahrain): ‪http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1192

– (Pearling Path): ‪http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1364

Fee will covered all the bellow costs (more details in application) :

Accommodation (4-5 stars hotel)

Airport Assistant and transportation from/to

Foods ( 3 Meals)

Schedule site visit ‪‬ ‬

If you are interesting you can apply via contacting placements@ivp.org.au

Our Documentary Video:

August’s edition of our Peace Connection newsletter

 

August 2019

Welcome to August’s edition of our Peace Connection newsletter!
There are some new faces in SCI. There are also quite a few calls open so take a look and see if there is one for you. See you in October!
Join us for an International Campaigning Training!

We are happy to open the call for participation in the third and final activity of the project Gendered Realities: Work Plan for 2019 funded by EYF.

The activity consists of an International Training in Campaigning and will take place in Rome (Italy), on 19th – 24th November 2019.

If you are interested in becoming an effective campaign strategist, check the call for further information and apply through the online form by 18th August 2019!

Say hello to Federica and Esther! 

We’d like to welcome Federica and Esther as new long-term volunteers of SCI International Secretary! They arrive from Italy and Spain respectively.

Federica will be mainly responsible for the project Gendered Realities and Esther will work on internal and external communication with a specific focus on our 100 year celebration.

Welcome!

ABCD – Art for balanced Culture and Diversity

The ABCD training took place last week from 22.7. till 27.7 in a youth hostel in Antwerp, Belgium. An international group of 27 participants gathered to learn more about how art tools can enhance inclusion and cultural diversity.
Together they discovered different art forms like theater, collage, rap, installation… and how they can support inclusive processes. It was all about thought  provoking discussions about certain topics as well as creative group works. In the end there was a performance in a big park to get involved with the public and make them think about topics like environmentalism, refugees or social media.

More information will be shared soon!

Exchange Platform Meeting 2019

Exchange Platform Meeting (EPM) will take place from 13th to 19th October in Durres, Albania!

You can already register to the meeting here. Register soon, even if you don’t know the name of the person who will represent your organisation yet, so that logistical arrangements can be made.

The first mailing gives you information on the draft agenda and list of topics, documents to review, WG preparation and as well as important information on funding and travel support.

Looking for a new Tech Volunteer!

The International Secretariat is currently looking for a Tech LTV!

The Tech LTV would work with the Tech Coordinator on the following: providing technical support to the IS and the movement, creating and updating documentation, supporting the maintenance and creation of web platforms and managing emails and mailing lists. The placement would be for one year.

To apply, please send the form both to Morgane (tech@sci.ngo) and Marie (service-civique@sci-france.org).

The sending organization will be SCI France. Read the call here.

Call is open for a Team to work on ‘The decline of volunteers and workcamps’

The tasks of the team will be: review of current reports within and outside SCI related to the topic (e.g. work done by BEES); prepare a workshop for this years EPM (objective could be to identify problems and discuss good practices, make a plan how to continue); ideally; identify good practices and strategies to address the issue; and disseminate them within SCI.

If you are passionate about the topic and you have some spare hours before October please send a mail describing shortly your motivation and/or ideas to Lisa.Wevelsiep@posteo.de by the 11.8.2019.

Paradise-birds (NL-VIA looking for volunteers)

Dear placement-officers

They are sometimes called ‘paradise-birds’ in the Netherlands. This is an umbrella-name for people who live ‘at the edge’ of Dutch society, be it homeless ones, people with drugs or other addiction (past) or refugees/sans papiers. Emmaus is an international movement (like SCI) who provides a daily volunteer work-schedule and often also a place to live for those paradise-birds.

At the same time Emmaus is selling second-hand goods and the profit is either going to the Emmaus living and working community or to projects in the global South. In line with the solidarity-mission of Emmaus and those of SCI, VIA-NL is organizing a project at Emmaus Langeweg.

At the moment VIA-NL is urgently looking for volunteers for this project. Detailed information can be found at https://workcamps.sci.ngo/icamps/FI-KVT/en/camp-details/camp-13600.html

Please help us to find volunteers for this special project! Thanks in advance…..

Amitiés,

VIA-NL

Warm Regards,

Stichting VIA
The Netherlands
https://www.stichtingvia.nl

Opportunity for an Internship in Belgium

Opportunity for an Internship in Belgium. Are you interested in joining the IVP volunteer team? We are looking for a candidate aged between 18-30 to help out here in Australia as well as being offered an interview for an 8-month post in our multi-cultural International Secretariat in Antwerp, with travel and accommodation covered. The skill level required is quite high (see link) and whoever we recommend for this position would also have to be involved with IVP here before and after the overseas post.

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