“We believe that education plays a fundamental role when striving for peace and development. Education is a human right. In our training courses, we use the Non Formal Education (NFE) method – meant to be participatory and accessible to everyone. Through dialogue and intercultural exchange, we can promote a critical understanding of the world and changes in our society.“

SCI Team

  Pre-departure Training

During our pre-departure trainings you will learn more about our volunteer engagement, the workcamps and long-term work. Moreover, you will also get to know our values ​​and goals.  We deal with challenges in  international workcamps or long-term assignments and will offer you various workshops on topics such as interculturality, conflict resolution, non-violent communication, group dynamics, cultural prejudices / stereotypes, racism, colonialism, gender and much more. In addition, volunteers will report on their experience in the field, and will give you valuable tips.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are not sure how and to what extent it’s possible to place volunteers in our projects. Also due to the current measures, it is not sure whether our trainings can take place as planned. But here are the next upcoming dates:

  • 01/02 May 2021 (online, Zoom)
  • 26/27 June 2021 (Yverdon-les-Bains VD)

Are you interested in participating? Contact Loretta:

Upcoming Training courses

Online Training "Navigating Peace"

8 – 14 February 2021

This online training is directed at placement officers volunteering at the different SCI branches and project partners…

Online Training - FLOW

March 2021

FLOW – Facilitating, Learning, Organising and Welcoming! Would you like to facilitate trainings and seminars with the tools of non-formal education?

Seminars and Trainings SCI


17 – 18/04/2021

Bei unseren Vorbereitungsseminaren erfährst du mehr über unsere Freiwilligeneinsätze (Workcamps und Langzeiteinsätze), unsere Werte und Ziele.

Publications & Toolkits

SCI Toolkits

Publications & Toolkits SCI

Building Bridges (2017)

Know-how on voluntary projects involving asylum seekers & refugees as well as raising awareness on forced migration 

Publications & Toolkits SCI

Peace on the Streets (2019)

Tools, best practices, knowledge around campaigns and street actions for youth workers and peace activists

Publications & Toolkits SCI

Free to be You and Me (2019)

The toolkit provides information on gender and sexuality, practical guidelines and easy-to-use tools

Publications & Toolkits SCI

The Dailyplate Project (2020)

A toolkit and a cookbook about how our values should and can be represented in our food consumption

Publications & Toolkits SCI


Exploring humour in non-formal education and youth projects

Publications from other organizations

The "BreakFree!" Project

The “BreakFree!” Project is a joint project of the SAJV and the ‘Milchjugend’,  in cooperation with “Du bist Du”;  its aim is to strengthen the inclusion of LGBT + youths in youth organizations.

Other publications