Mangroves and Indonesia

“I don’t know if I left something in the heart of these people, for sure they left something in mine. I’m sure that I want to have this experience again in my life. I also hope to come back again to Mangkang, to find again those beautiful people that I met and to see the mangroves…

Workcamp for Understanding

On the 12th of February 2017, we arrived in Hong Kong and met our soon-to-be multicultural family consisting people and volunteers alike from various countries such as Japan, South Korea, Germany, Kazakhstan,Mexico and Italy. Later in the week, we got to know the Sri Lankans and the Hong Kong local volunteers. As per the usual…

An eco weekend

SCI Italy organized a weekend workcamp in an eco-village in Granara (Italy) from 24th to 26th of February, where they work in a lagoon and in the bio lake there. Thanks to all volunteers and Granara residents! Next date: 25th and 26th of March, for activities and holidays!  Post originally publish on Servizio Civile Internazionale…

Preserving Australian nature

In the tiny village of Taralga in rural NSW, a team of eight volunteers are working with two supervisors to regenerate a small but very special area of natural woodland.  The area is remarkable because it has never been farmed, ploughed, grazed or changed in any other way so still contains an ecosystem that is…

John’s Experience in Iceland

“Our SCI partner SEEDS Iceland offer volunteering projects across the country that aim to educate participants on Iceland’s culture, and the importance of environmental protection and awareness. This January, one of our volunteers participated in the SEEDS “Environmentally Aware: in Reykjavík” project and he has summarised his experience in Iceland.  Keep reading to find out about John’s time as…

“From Russia with love”

I can’t say that I am a experienced traveler and at the same time I can’t  say that I have never been somewhere. Having visited a couple of countries I realized that I had avoided Europe, and it’s the next goal on my list. A wonderful idea came to my mind “Maybe I can be…

A French voice from an Asian branch

Leila Seddiki from France is currently LTV at SCI Malaysia, Kuala Lampur Office and took part in two wokcamp, one in Penang and the other one in Selangor.  First workcamp in Penang:  Number of volunteers: 10 international student of Hong Kong University +Billy (SCI Hong Kong), Sophie (SCI Germany) and Leila (SCI France). From 19 to…

From Australia with (environmental) love

Taralga is a sleepy country town, a long way from the big issues, and nowhere more tranquil than its picturesque cemetery. Last month IVP joined an energetic bunch of local volunteers lead by Laurie to pour the concrete on a toilet block, long campaigned for as a community amenity (Stonequarry is 4km away in the…

Off the beaten track and feeling all at home

Hi, my name is Nathalie and I’m a 24 year old student from Switzerland. This summer I had the chance to participate in an astonishing project in the north of Italy, in Cumiana. The location can be imagined as being off the beaten track and connected with nature. The project itself was – and hopefully…

Volunteer Experience: Aki Takami, Keuruu Ecovillage

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY? My name is Aki Takami. I come from Japan – big city next to Tokyo named Yokohama. I’m 20 and I live there with my family. I am on my third year of studying sociology with focus on immigration in Japan. Now I…

SCI Workcamp “Bear the Peace”

In this short story of my first workcamp you will found something about bears, nature, peace and my experience in Kuterevo bear refuge. Velebit Association Kuterevo Velebit Association Kuterevo is a small local organization which was founded in 1995 and since then is active in fields of preservation of natural and cultural heritage. The main activities of…

Planting 10,000 Mangroves in Mangkang

“From February 26th to March 8th, I participated the Mangkang Camp in Semarang, Indonesia.. It was one of the biggest events of my 21 years! That is because it was the first time that I went overseas alone, volunteered in another country, touched mangroves, and also visited Indonesia, a different culture from Japan’s. Before participating…