International Voluntary Service

15/12/2021
17/01/2023

โœ๏ธ Description

The roots of IVS go back to just after the First World War when Service Civil International (SCI) was founded by an international group of Pacifists to further the aims of peace, justice and understanding in the world. Initiated by the Swiss Quaker Pierre Cรฉrรฉsole, the organisationโ€™s purpose was to bring together volunteers from different countries, to provide a โ€˜voluntary serviceโ€™ to local communities in need of support. In 1920, Pierre Cรฉrรฉsole and Hubert Parris, a British Quaker, set up the first international voluntary project in Esnes, a French village that had suffered extensive war damage. Major volunteer projects continued throughout the 1920โ€™s offering aid and support to communities in need.

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