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Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat – SCI Poland in Poznań is a non-governmental, public benefit organisation which combines international projects with activities for local communities through volunteering. It organises and coordinates international volunteering and also runs the Centre for Global Education. It has over 25 years of experience in working for human rights, peace and human solidarity.

An important area of the Association’s activities are workcamps – short-term projects during which volunteers from many countries work and live together, learn about local cultures and engage in social activities. Anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in the topic of a given workcamp can participate. Every year, volunteers choose from a database of several hundred projects organised all over the world. Most workcamps take place in summer, but they are organised all year round. So far, over 7500 people have been to workcamps abroad with our Association, and we have hosted around 2700 volunteers on our workcamps in Poland. It is an adventure they often remember for a lifetime. Volunteers can also participate in long-term volunteering within the European Solidarity Corps and try for a period from 3 months to 1 year, what it is like to work and live in another country, as well as learn a new language.

International volunteering leaves a real mark on local communities, volunteers and organisations. It builds a sense of solidarity, opens new doors and develops. Its aim is not only to help “here and now”, but to establish a network of friendship and solidarity across geographical, cultural and religious borders.

Our Global Education Centre also provides opportunities to act locally. It runs numerous training courses, a global education library including the Migroteka, and coordinates local volunteering.

Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat – SCI Poland is the Polish branch of the international non-governmental organisation Service Civil International (SCI), which turned 100 years old in 2020. SCI has more than 40 branches and over 80 partner organisations around the world. It has consultative status with UNESCO and the Council of Europe. It has been awarded the title of Messenger of Peace by the United Nations.

More information about Service Civil International can be found at sci.ngo and 2020.sci.ngo

You can check the database of current workcamps at workcamps.sci.ngo

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