About SCI

We are independent!

We are not a religious organisation and we are not affiliated with any political party.

We are activists!

We are promoting a culture of peace by organising international volunteering projects and peace education.

We are different!

In our usually very hands-on projects, we bring people from different backgrounds together to promote peace, solidarity and understanding.

We are many!

Every year, thousands of volunteers participate in our projects. We are happy that you become one of them with this course!

 Volunteering for Peace since 1920

Service Civil International (SCI) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds.

SCI was founded by Pierre Cérésole in the aftermath of World War I in 1920. 2020 marked the 100 year anniversary of SCI. 

The organisation consists of 42 branches and an ever growing number of partner organisations.

SCI is open to all. It was one of the first organisations to divest itself of all political or religious affiliations in its work of promoting peace and intercultural understanding through practical action. Throughout the years SCI has made a major contribution to the development of the main forms of volunteering. Year after year, the organisation enables thousands of volunteers to participate in community projects.

The Association of Service Civil International is a non-political, non-religious, international not-for-profit association under the Belgian Law on Not-For-Profit Associations, International Not-For-Profit Associations and Foundations of 27 June 1921, changed by the Law of 2 May 2002 and by its Royal Execution Decrees. It carries the name “The Association of Service Civil International” or in short “Service Civil International”, or “SCI”. It has been recognised by Royal Decree on 21 January 1994. SCI’s registration number is 0451.967.243.