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CCIVS all over the world

CCIVS brings together members, projects and activities from across the entire globe, uniting people of all classes, ages and backgrounds, promoting intercultural diversity and valuing each person’s contribution. 

CCIVS and the power of working and dreaming together

International Voluntary Service as promoted by CCIVS focuses on hands-on work creating collective  knowledge and motivation to change the world. Through active participation and intercultural dialogue a culture of peace is promoted.  

CCIVS connecting the global with the local

International Voluntary Service connects volunteers with grassroots communities worldwide within a common global framework to build a more solidary, equitative and regenerative world promoting a global citizenship in which together we are responsible for the well being of all. 

(Reference: Strategic Plan) 

The objectives of CCIVS are as follows:

To promote, advocate for and develop the voluntary service movement at national, regional and international levels with emphasis on the following priorities:

A culture of peace fostering international understanding, intercultural dialogue, friendship and cooperation among the people of the world, particularly youth;
The social, cultural, economic and ecological transition needed to build a regenerative and reconciliatory world that promotes a circular inclusive economic model based on global, social and climate justice opposing to all kinds of exploitation;
Recognition of cultural sovereignty and the importance of cultural heritage preservation;
The human rights framework as a basis for a just world, rejecting all forms of repression, violence, abuse, exclusion, discrimination and inequality.

To support cooperation and networking between CCIVS members.
To facilitate discussion and reflection in a spirit of mutual respect and personal responsibility concerning the aims of International Voluntary Service and its impact on the volunteers, communities and the worldwide community.
To encourage good relations and cooperation with other voluntary service organisations, other non- governmental organisations (NGOs) and with youth and student organisations which share similar objectives.
To cooperate and contribute to the implementation of the programmes and the initiatives of the United Nations, and in particular the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on matters of common interest.

(Reference the CCIVS Constitution)