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Voices of Volunteers

February 2015

Dear all,

Welcome to the latest edition of Voices of Volunteers. This time, we have gathered for you stories from Lima, Greece, the Balkans, South Korea... and also from the SCI archives! So get ready to travel around the SCI world, let our volunteers voices inspire you and enjoy the reading.


Wishing you peaceful greetings

Articles

An SCI Activist in COP20

EVS in the Greek Forum of Refugees

Green Workcamp in Switzerland

My first Peace Messengers Course

A volunteer with history

Video: Volunteering in South Korea

From the Archives

 

An SCI Activist in COP20

“If there are no responses from the top, we will have to create them from the bottom. Young people are the ones who will suffer the most the consequences of climate change and our future is being ignored every time that action against climate change is postponed.” Read more here.

EVS in the Greek Forum of Refugees

Meet these two lovely EVS Volunteers from SCI Hellas: Inas from Italy and Laura from Spain explain you their experience in the Greek Forum of Refugees through two interesting interviews. Read more here.

Green Workcamp in Switzerland

In Kloten, the airport changed a small farming village to a multicultural suburbia. In the centre, there are still bits of green land. The Hegnerhof, formerly a farm, organizes cultural events and translates old agricultural knowledge into social community actions. More information here

My first Peace Messengers Course

Sofiya took part for the first time on a Peace Messengers course. She did it online, together with 15 participants from diferent countries. In this article, she explains what the course was like and how she sees peace now that she looks at it as a peace messenger. Read more here.

A volunteer with history

Wilbert Helsloot started volunteering for SCI in 1993. After an impressive work camp in a refugee camp in Croatia during the war in Yugoslavia he started a long time commitment for conflict resolution. Read more here.

Video: Volunteering in South Korea

Franck, from France,  sums up his volunteering time in South Korea for you with this funny videoHe took part in a two-week program together with Jennifer, from Ireland, and Viktorya, from Russia, in Daejeon.

From the Archives...

Another piece of SCI history: “Les Sours du Service Civil”, a booklet issued 80 years ago by the one and only SCI Secretariat in Bern. It shows what used to be the women’s role in the international voluntary service, which was established as an alternative to military service. Read more. 

 

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