Welcome!
 
August is the quintessential month of workcamps. We have developed amazing workcamps throughout the world where hundreds of young people have exchanged knowledge and experiences. We are very proud and we want to share it with all of you!
There are also some trainings and seminars you can join to fill your Autumn of learning. Reserve your place now!
 
 
Volunteer experiences
 
 
"One of my best decisions to join Utilapu as a volunteer"
 
From August 7 to 13 the Sziget Festival was held in Budapest (Hungary). SCI Hungary-Útilapu Hálózat were present at the NGO Island where  NGOs represented their work and projects. 
20 local volunteers developed workshops, games and activities.
 
Read the whole article here.
 
Emotional video memories from El Salvador
 
"I think that our job as volunteers is to show the world the potential and hidden treasures of the places we visit! To go beyond poverty and delinquency, to se the colors, the people and the landscapes of this place! ", Tania Porto long term volunteer from SCI Austria in El Salvador.
 
Watch the full video here.
 
 
 
Refugees and migrants kids should be just children
 
Look at VIA VZW volunteers in the animation workcamp in Meihof Asylum Seeker Centre last week. Click here.
 
Relaxation and spirituality in Draganac Monastery
 
"The moment I arrived there, I felt different vibrations, between relaxation, spirituality and excitement. I arrived there to help settling the workcamp that GAIA Kosovo and the brotherhood of Draganac organize every year for Slava, a celebration that is specific to the Serbian Orthodox Church".
 Read the whole article here.
 
 Workcamp opportunities
 
 
Work & ride at the russian horse farm
 
Do you love these smart animals? 🐴
Now you have the opportunity to join the international volunteer team that from September 16 to 29 will be in a horse farm in Orekhovo Village (300 km from Moscow) with NGO Passage Zebra.
 
Apply here.
 
Greentrip to Portugal
 
If you like plants 🌱 and enjoy the beauty of historic buildings, this is your workcamp!
Travel to Portugal and collaborate with a sustainable and organic farming project in a charming monastery from September 3 to 12.
 
Interested? Click here.
 
Theatre and music with kids
 
A theatre week 🎭 for kids from refugee centers in Lucerne (Switzerland).
The aim of this integrative project is to give the possibility to kids from refugee centers to have a rich exchange of experiences with local kids  in a creative context. 
 
Read more here. 
 
Feel like sharing?
Gendered Realities project 
 
Have you been a volunteer or coordinator in an SCI workcamp or participated in an international training or seminar in the past 5 years? If so, you have the chance to help us make SCI more safe and inclusive by answering a few questions about your experience!

Give us 15 minutes 👉click here.
 
 Help us make the invisible visible!
Trainning opportunities
 
 
Trainning opportunity
 
Free trainning places for:
"A daily plate of non-violence". Where we will discuss how our values should and can be represented in food consumption.

📆 24 - 29 September
📍 Krems and der Donau (near Vienna).
 
See more here.
 
Training course for youth leaders
 
Call is open for training "Youth takes initiative: against bullying".
We would like to support skills of youth workers and leaders to be conscious users against cyber- bullying.
 
📆 01 - 09 October
📍 Diyarbakir, Turkey
 
Application form here.
 
Seminar about Youth4Remembrance 
 
SCI Austria brings you an amazing seminar opportunity:
"Sharing tools how to encourage millennials to critically reflect on European history".
It is fully covered by Erasmus+ Program.
 
📆 31 Oct. - 06 Nov.
📍 Kagel (Germany)
 
More info here
 
Last month's highlights
Volunteering for peace in Athens
 
Volunteering for Peace is a co-creative project established by SCI Hellas in cooperation with the Community of Afghan migrants and refugees in Greece, the Ivory Coast community and other refugee and migrant communities and organizations within Athens. 
 
Read more about this project here.
 
 
Documentary about permaculture village 
 
GAIA Kosovo have published an inspiring documentary about project 'Permaculture as a path to peace' that is developed in Bozevce experimental community.
 
Watch the full documentary here.
 
 
Interview with Ratherford Mwaruta
 
“If you go to Africa as a volunteer you should know that you are not going to end the poverty”, Ratherford M., member of the Zimbabwe Workcamps Association.

Discover SCI Catalunya's interview here.
 
 
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