Take part in the next pre-departure training (3-4 June)!


We are happy to have you on board as a participant for our pre-departure training from Saturday, 3rd of June until Sunday, 4th of June 2023!

This seminar is directed at all volunteers, incl. workcamp participants, especially workcamp coordinators and long-term volunteers. 

Participation in the preparatory seminar is compulsory for minors who want to participate in a workcamp or LTV project.


With this pre-departure training at SCI, we want to distribute volunteers and campcoordinators with an in-depth preparation for their intercultural volunteering experience, whether it is a workcamp in Switzerland or abroad, a long-term project or EVS program. 

In general, we will provide different energizers and workshops about interculturality, stereotypes/prejudices, SCI history, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, power mechanisms, gender roles, micro-aggressions, etc. There will be specific workshops for campcoordinators and long-term volunteers to prepare you for your role, possible challenges and tasks.

As in every SCI seminar or training, you will also meet nice people and be able to enjoy a big group of passionate volunteers in a real SCI atmosphere, which is supposed to give you a taste of what you will be promoting afterwards.

The working language of the training is English, so free command of the language is necessary in order for you to benefit most from the content of the training. Of course, questions can also be asked in either German or French if it’s easier for the person asking the question.


The seminar will take place at “Cabane scoute. La Roselière”. The accommodation is located at Rue de la Jonction 14, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains. 

How to get there? 

There are direct trains from Lausanne and Zürich to Yverdon-les-Bains. In case you come from Bern, change trains in either Biel or Neuenburg. The scout’s place is a 1.5km (15-20 minutes) walk from Yverdon-les-Bains train station.


This training is free of charge for volunteers participating in a workcamp and for campcoordinators.

60 CHF (incl. food) for all other volunteers. Please pay the 60 CHF before the seminar starts to our account: Service Civil International Schweiz, Monbijoustrasse 32, 3011 Bern, IBAN: CH26 0900 0000 8003 3387 4

Thank you!


We will take videos and pictures during the project. It’s possible that we will use the photos in our newsletter, social media and website. Please tell us if you are not comfortable to be in our pictures.


If you want to participate, please fill in this form.

If you have any questions please contact Hannah (volunteers joining a workcamp, campcoordinators): hannah.egger@scich.org or Loretta (long-term projects): loretta.scherler@scich.org

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

SCI Switzerland

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