The International Voluntary Service is a member of the Service Civil International (SCI) network. SCI is a coalition of peace organisations, that was founded in 1920. IVS has been a member of SCI since 1931. SCI is currently based in Belgium.
Through the network, we have grassroots partners in over 80 countries and we support over 1,200 projects around the world. All SCI projects are developed after a local need has been identified in the community.
You can join an SCI project in the UK or overseas. Short-Term projects range from 1-4 weeks (2-3 weeks on average) and cost up to £145, dependent on the location. Long-Term projects can last for up to 12-months and cost up to £415, dependent on the duration of the project and any additional expenses.