Workcamp, Croatia (2007)
SCI is a network organisation that spans all continents. The network currently consists of 45 branches (member organisations with voting rights at the annual meeting) and an every growing number of partner organisations all over the world. The worldmap gives you a visual overview of the global SCI network.
Volunteering close to home
Because of this huge network, it is possible to volunteer on an SCI project in a great variety of countries in either Europe, Asia and Australia, Sub Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East and North and South America. If you don`t feel like travelling very far, you can apply for a workcamp in a neighbouring country or even in your own country, while still having the opportunity to meet a group of international people and learn about their cultures while working and having fun together.
Volunteering around the globe
If however, you are a globetrotter and want to explore the world in a different way, then SCI offers you the opportunity to join workcamps in Asia, the America`s, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Europe. You can search for workcamps in the on-line workcamp database. Long Term Volunteer Exchanges are also offered in all these regions. You can search for projects in the on-line database for Long Term Volunteering Projects.
Regional working groups
The organisation of short and long term voluntary projects is done by SCI branches in cooperation with partner organisations. They receive support from international teams of experienced staff and volunteers: the working groups. There are working groups with a thematical focus, and working groups with a regional focus, like for example the Africa Working Group. These regional working groups deal mainly with promotion, facilitation and evaluation of voluntary projects from and to a certain region.