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Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat – SCI Poland, located in Poznań, is a non-governmental organization dedicated to making a positive impact both internationally and within local communities through volunteering. With a rich history spanning over 25 years, the association is committed to upholding human rights, promoting peace, and fostering human solidarity.
One of the association’s significant initiatives is organizing and coordinating international workcamps. These short-term projects bring together volunteers from diverse countries, allowing them to work and live together, immerse themselves in local cultures, and engage in meaningful social activities. Workcamps are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in the specific theme of the project. Annually, volunteers have the opportunity to choose from a vast database of several hundred projects organized worldwide. While most workcamps are held during the summer, they are available throughout the year. To date, over 7,500 individuals have participated in workcamps abroad through our association, and we have hosted approximately 2,700 volunteers on our workcamps in Poland. The impact of these experiences often resonates with volunteers for a lifetime. Moreover, individuals can explore long-term volunteering opportunities within the European Solidarity Corps, gaining valuable insights into working and living in another country while learning a new language during periods ranging from 3 months to 1 year.
International volunteering not only creates tangible changes in local communities but also leaves a lasting impact on the volunteers and organizations involved. It fosters a sense of solidarity, opens doors to new possibilities, and facilitates personal development. Its purpose extends beyond immediate assistance, aiming to establish a network of friendship and solidarity that transcends geographical, cultural, and religious boundaries.
Additionally, our Global Education Centre provides opportunities for local action. Through numerous training courses, a comprehensive global education library, including the Migroteka, and the coordination of local volunteering efforts, the centre empowers individuals to make a difference in their immediate surroundings.
Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat – SCI Poland operates as the Polish branch of the esteemed international non-governmental organization, Service Civil International (SCI). Celebrating its centenary in 2020, SCI comprises over 40 branches and collaborates with more than 80 partner organizations worldwide. It holds consultative status with UNESCO and the Council of Europe, and its exceptional contributions have earned it the distinguished title of Messenger of Peace by the United Nations.
Join us in our quest to create a better world through international volunteering, local engagement, and global education. Together, we can build bridges of friendship and solidarity that transcend boundaries and foster positive change on a global scale.