International voluntary networks
Youth Council of Slovakia
Youth Council of Slovakia is nongovernmental roof organisation of children´s and youth nongovernmental organisations. YCS consist of 38 NGOs focused on work with children and youth at this moment. Organisation is focused on realisation of activities in three main areas: representation, topics and service. YCS cooperates with several partners from abroad and is a member of European Youth Forum. The representative of YCS took part actively on meetings of working group of EYF for development of work with youth and Commission for matters of Council of Europe of European Youth Forum.
YCS realizes own professional and research activities and prepares project leading to exchange of experiences and cross-sectoral cooperation of subjects working with children and youth. Organisation creates a platform for meetings and networking of experts from different sectors and discusses with them the topics concerning children and young people. YCS provides service for its members and observers and detects the needs of children´s and youth organisations.
YCS focuses too on promotion of voluntarism of children´s and youth organisations. Organisation has realized national project 72 hours in Slovakia in 2010. The project mobilized 20 NGOs, 5000 young people at 500 voluntary activities.
The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations
The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations is an International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation that represents national organisations which promote intercultural education, understanding and peace through voluntary service.
The Alliance, founded in 1982, is presently made up of full, associate and candidate members in Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain (Spain and Catalunya), Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Each member organisation runs an annual programme of International Volunteer Projects in their own country and exchanges volunteers with each other to create an international group of volunteer workers on each project.
Service Civil International
Service Civil International (SCI) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organizing international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. The organisation consists of over 40 branches and groups and an ever growing number of partner organisations. Volunteers can choose to participate in thousands of projects all over the world. Everyone is welcome!
SCI offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to people, such as short and long term projects, but also the possibility to become active for a local branch or participate in a seminar or training.
Youth Action for Peace
Youth Action for Peace is an international peace movement which aims for societies of peace, justice, and self determination. Since 1923 Youth Action for Peace has been committed to promote peace and dialogue in local communities through the active participation of young people. Youth Action for Peace has 17 member organisations and numerous partner organisations.
Our programs raise awareness about the impacts and actions against discrimination, social exclusion, injustice, and violent conflicts. The active participation of young people from all around the world in local community projects and international training courses together with the support from the local communities enable us to transform society towards social inclusion, justice, and peace. Working in conflict and post-conflict areas such as Algeria, the Balkans, Palestine, and West Sahara is one of the priorities of YAP.
NVDA - Network for Voluntary Development in Asia
An international networking NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) to promote international voluntary service (especially international workcamps) in Asia/ Pacific * In NVDA, "Asia" means "Asia and Pacific regions".
It was started in 1997 by 11 NGOs in 11 countries and now consists of 21 national NGOs in 15 countries/ area.