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IVS Great Britain / Southern England

The Service Civil International affiliate in Southern England.

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Programs

Three distinct programs are offered:
The International Workcamps Program places volunteers in short (2-3 week) international workcamps, most of which take place during the summer. Groups of international volunteers live and work together on projects that benefit local communities and voluntary organizations.
The M/LTV (Medium/Long-Term Volunteer) program places volunteers 21 years and older in 3 to 12 month projects.
The Teenage Working Group: Enables young people (age 16-19) from areas of high unemployment to join in short-term voluntary work exchanges from European countries.

Qualifications

Generally, you have to be at least 16 to participate in the US workcamps, 18 to participate in a foreign developed country workcamps, and 21 for developing countries. Long term volunteers need to be at least 21 years old. There is no upper age limit except where a project states specific age requirements.

Applicants must apply through the SCI branch in the country in which they reside.

Financial Arrangements

Each branch of the SCI has it's own fee schedule. US / Canada project application fees are $65. All overseas project application fees are $125.
Some short term project hosts ask for an additional contribution to their cause.
You must arrange and pay for transportation to and from the project.

Contact Information

Web Site: www.ivsgbn.demon.co.uk

E-Mail: ivs@ivsgbsouth.demon.co.uk

Address:
IVS Great Britain (Southern England)
Old Hall
East Bergholt
GB-Colchester CO7 6TQ
U.K.

Phone: 44.1206.298215

Fax: 44.1206.299043

Registration / Application

The SCI web site has extensive information on registration. There is a listing of current and upcoming projects at the SCI Camps site.

Stats

History: Founded in 1920.

Regional Activitiy: IVS Great Britain / Southern England currently has projects in 121 countries in 11 Regions (Africa: 30, Asia: 14, Australia-Oceania: 12, Central America: 4, Caribbean: 13, Eastern Europe: 10, Middle East: 8, North America: 3, South America: 7, Southeast Asia: 6, Western Europe: 14)

Mission Statement

The aims of SCI are to promote peace, international understanding and solidarity, social justice, sustainable development, and respect for the environment.
 

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