Cristiano LAM

Treasurer Cristiano LAM is currently the Vice President of the Advisory Board at the Macau New Chinese Youth Association (MNCYA), and also the Executive Board member of the China Young Volunteers Association (CYVA). He started his IVS journey as a volunteer in 2006, and gradually he found his life passion in voluntary service and informal …

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Veronika MARKOVÁ

Vice President for Europe and the Mediterranean Veronika Marková has been involved in the IVS movement for more than 12 years. Initially as a volunteer before transitioning to a full-time position at INEX – Association for Voluntary Activities in the Czech Republic, where she worked for more than 5 years. Starting as the coordinator of …

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Luz GUTIÉRREZ

Vice President Americas Luz Gutiérrez is a Sociologist with an M.S.c in International Development Studies. She is defined as having an intercultural mind, being a feminist, activist and advocator of working with youth.Before being the executive director of the VASE and a member of the International Federation of Youth Exchange for 8 years, Luz worked …

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Dorcas JENA

Vice President for Africa Dorcas Jena is the co-founder and Project coordinator at South Africa Volunteer Workcamp Association (SAVWA). She advocates for community empowerment and social change in South Africa. Her dedication to fostering positive change led her to become an integral part of the South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association, where she has made …

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Bert VERSTAPPEN

General Secretary Bert has been volunteering with voluntary service organisations and projects since 1977. He was a member of the International Executive Committee of SCI from 1995 until 1997 and from January 2021. He was/is also active in three SCI branches. He participated in or coordinated a considerable number of voluntary service projects. Bert has …

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Katalin SOMLAI

Service Civil International (SCI) Katalin is a Finance and Organizational Development expert with a Master degree in Economics and Sociology from Corvinas University of Budapest. She has long term financial management experience in for-profit and non-profit sector. She is a trusted advisor in leadership, strategy, and Lean business development for any kind of organization. Katalin …

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Hani NURLINA

Youth Action Officer Hani is an experienced strategic communication professional from Indonesia with an extensive background in working in NGOs and educational institutions, dealing with multistakeholders . Having a deep curiousity to learn about different cultures and ways of thinking, she is convinced that two-way communication an mutual understanding are necessary to create a peaceful …

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Freelance Contributors

Francesco Volpini Linndgberg was born and raised in El Salvador until the age of 10. He then grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he lived for 13 years. He moved to Mexico, where he resided for 7 years to work in a non-profit organization dealing with the human rights of migrants. Later on in …

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Exploring the learning dimensions of a workcamp leaders’ training

Title: Exploring the learning dimensions of a workcamp leaders’ training  Publisher: University of Cumbria, UK Type: MA Dissertation Theme: Outdoor and Experiential Learning – workcamps Related project: IVS Research Short Description: While more research about the impact of workcamps has been carried out in recent years, studies about workcamp leaders and how they are trained is scarce. This piece is meant …

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