SCI Long Term Volunteering
Find a Project - SCI Long Term Project Database
Every 2 months SCI branches and partners worldwide update their vacancies on the new SCI Long Term Project Database Some of the projects come under the European Voluntary Service programme but many are open to all volunteers.
What kind of projects?
There are a wide variety of projects each year, e. g.
- Working in a centre for refugees in Switzerland
- Helping with activities at a centre for young deaf people near Warsaw
- Working in a centre for learning disabled adults in Vermont
- Working in a youth centre in Paris for disadvantaged youth
- Working in an environmental / conservation project near Milan
What can I expect?
Although no two projects are the same, the volunteer can expect the following:
- A contract with a detailed job description, working hours, free time etc
- Useful work and special training where necessary
- Food and accommodation will be provided
- Insurance cover
- Some projects offer pocket money
What are the costs?
- We ask volunteers to become a member of VSI and to pay a project fee with their application
- Volunteers cover travel costs to/from the project
- Volunteers receive free food and accommodation during the project
- On many projects volunteers receive pocket money
Etienne Corish cyclingOur staff will meet with each volunteer, and together with the volunteer they will organise an appropriate preparation and orientation programme for all aspects of their volunteer project. This includes:
- meeting with former long term volunteers
- visits to similar projects in their locality
- learning the local language of the project
- practical issues - insurance, finances, visas, health etc
How to apply
Go to application forms and procedures and follow the simple instructions.
Volunteer stories from the Long Term Volunteer & European Voluntary Service Programmes
- "We are what we do" - EVS in Spain Poverty and social injustice, Community life
- Accessibilty and working at Grenzenlos NGO in Austria volunteering opportunities for people with disabilities
- Animal rescue centre in Belgium Environment protection
- Campaign for Universal Nuclear Disarmament in Belgium Peace and disarmament
- EVS in Ireland 2014 Volunteers, volunteers, volunteers
- Festivals, PR and Theatre in Austria Art, culture and local history
- Kids 4 Peace in Jerusalem Global youth work
- La ‘Ferme des Enfants’, France Climate and sustainable lifestyle, Children and youth
- Learning Centre for Roma Minorities in Kosovo Refugees, immigrants and ethnic minorities, Children and youth
- Municipal youth service in Brovst, Denmark Children and youth
- My EVS project in Albania: first impressions
- Organising Events in Slovenia Art, culture and local history, Children and youth
- Street Children in Perm, Russia Children and youth, Poverty and social injustice
- Teaching and Youth Work in Slovenia Working in a Youth Centre and Teaching English in Slovenia
- Teaching English in Bosnia and Herzegovina Working with vulnerable children - EVS in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Teaching in Germany Children and youth
- Volunteering with Alter Ego Youth Centre What does it mean to be an EVS volunteer?
- Volunteering with the Roma National Council Nancy-Jane Carragher on the EVS project in Croatia
- Winter Season In Tbilisi EVS in Georgia
- Working for Human rights in Moldova Antiracism, antifascism, remembrance, Poverty and social injustice
- Working in a Youth Centre and Teaching English in Slovenia