Mid- and Long-term


Äijälä, Jyväskylä. Photo by Mahamed Abdi Hussein, Finland (2015)

SCI's Long Term Volunteering (LTV) programme provides volunteers with the opportunity to stay abroad from 1 to 12 months. Long term volunteering exchanges are considered as an essential activity in SCI which  is complimentary to short term voluntary projects or ¨workcamps¨.
 

Why consider long term volunteering?

Long Term Volunteering is more than just work. It is the experience of living abroad and learning from different cultures and people, while getting deeply involved with a concrete project that is for the benefit of the local community. It is a commitment that enables sustained work for peace, both on a concrete level for SCI branches and partner organisations, but also and especially on a personal level for the volunteer and the members of the community.
 

Variety of projects

Long Term Volunteers can choose from a variety of projects and activities, from working with disabled people, disadvantaged youth or ethnic minorities, to working in an office or running daily activities in an eco-village.
 

Accessibility of long term volunteer projects

All Long Term Volunteers that work in SCI are provided with food and accommodation, some pocket money and a basic SCI health insurance. Travel costs to the project are generally covered by the volunteer him/herself. Long Term Volunteer Projects are open to all people without any distinction of sex, race, religion  or ideology. There is no upper age limit, but volunteers need to be at least 18 years.
 

Online Database

If you are interested in Long Term Volunteering you can search for volunteer vacancies in the on-line database for Long Term Volunteering Projects

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