CCIVS member organisations
use national and international voluntary service projects in order to
have an impact on the reality of a given local community. The projects
can take place in any country of the globe. (Click here
for concrete examples of different types of projects). Volunteers usually
work together with the local population. The work project is seen as
a tool to achieve active solidarity, mutual and intercultural learning.
The volunteers do not come as experts, who are supposed to teach a local
population. The sharing of the every-day-life both with the local community
as well as among the international volunteers (in the case of group
projects) is an integral part of the learning experience.
CCIVS member organisations base their methodology on an approach
of non-formal education. Voluntary service is seen as a tool for the
transformation of volunteers and the people they work with, having an
influence on their conscience and their way to actively construct the
societies they live in. Volunteering is a way of living active citizenship
with little means. Generally speaking the projects are open for any
type of volunteers and do not require any specific professional skills.
Many organisations continue to involve the volunteers in their activities
upon their return or orient them towards other ways to continue living
a way of life dedicated to international solidarity and sustainable
YOU HAVE COME TO HELP ME, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME.
BUT IF YOU HAVE COME BECAUSE YOU THINK YOUR LIBERATION IS LINKED TO
MINE, THEN LET US WORK TOGETHER"