STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT OF INDIA 2018 – 2019 INFO PACK – European Voluntary Service


Deadline: Submit applications by completing this EVS Application Form and sending motivation letter/CV to Anna Darózi - by June 17th, 2018.


SCMI, India

Student Christian Movement of India(SCMI) is a students’ movement based upon Christian values which is part of the World Student Christian Federation. SCMI involves youngsters and students all over the country in activity and actions in order to transform the society. SCMI encourages inclusive partnership of all church traditions, people of all faiths, and varied social, economic and political expressions. Its main aim is to promote human right and social justice organizing seminars, workshops, training courses, actions to raise awareness on topics of interest for the contemporary society, advocacy and support for local development.


Facebook: Scm India

➢    Overview:

Volunteers will be active in 2 areas: animation or social inclusion work and networking.

For the first area volunteers will participate in existing activities; they will observe and test the services and projects active in the various partner organizations. They will have frequent interviews with tutors and mentors to better understand the skills and personal predispositions that the volunteer can best make available to the organization. This first phase of observation will also be necessary to learn the language, habits and customs of the host community.

In a second moment the volunteers will be invited to propose and manage new activities of animation, training and non formal education.

For the second area, the volunteers will initially have to collect good practices in use among the partners and then support the organizations in the implementation of social networking meetings at the local level.

➢    Duration:

9 months: October 2018 – July 2019.

The start of EVS activities will be between October and November 2018 according to the volunteers and the placements availability and to the costs of flight tickets.

➢    Travel:

The volunteers are asked to pay their own travel ticket in advance. They will be reimbursed at the end of the service upon the delivery of all original tickets and boarding pass of their journey.

Volunteers can organize their travel the earliest 1 week before the start of EVS activities and the latest one week after the end of EVS activities. Volunteers will be reimbursed up to the amount below:

-               Hungary to India: 820 euro roundtrip

➢    VISA:

Visa expenses are also covered by the project budget. The participants have to keep all the invoices and tickets to give proof of the expenses. The volunteers will be reimbursed of these expenses at the end of the service or upon the delivery of original invoices.

➢    Pocket Money:

The volunteers out of Europe will receive 60/62 euro of pocket money every month (2 euro per day).

➢    Food, Accommodation and Transports:

Volunteers will live in apartments close to the place of employment, or in an area of the placement structure reserved for volunteers. The accommodation of the volunteers will be equipped with the necessary to live. Volunteers will share their accommodation with other international volunteers.

European volunteers must be aware that the living standards outside Europe are different! In many placements it is not usual to have many comfort common in European countries such as laundry machine, washing machine, sometimes also the fridge.

Wif-fi connection is guaranteed in every accommodation.

Adequate food provisions will be guaranteed, either by a monthly budget directly given to the volunteers or by the access to placements facilities (e.g. workplace canteen).

If needed, reimbursement of travel between accommodation and placement is also foreseen. Any travel costs the volunteer has to do to accomplish volunteer service tasks will be covered by the project budget, included travel to participate in training courses, were foreseen.  6

➢    Language Course and Training moments:

Language lessons or courses will offered to the volunteers. Volunteers will be also offered training meetings, workshops or seminars, organized by hosting placements or local national agency. Training moments are fundamental for the project implementation and the volunteer experience as a whole. In same cases the same volunteers can propose training activities in relation to their service activities and interest to the hosting and coordinating organization: where possible this will be arranged and reimbursed by the project.

➢    Insurance:

The volunteers will be insured with CIGNA insurance and will receive all information about how to activate and use it in case of need.

➢    Project Activities:

Besides EVS activities performed by the volunteers, in collaboration with tutor, mentor and local staff workers, the project also foresees other activities in order to work on the project topic of Networking.

Youth Worker Training:

Bangalore, India, SCMI.

18-23 February 2019.

2 Youth Workers for each partner, part of organisation permanent staff.

During the training participants, will analyze the characteristics (objectives, mission, values, shared methodologies, quality standards), working methods (contact and communication, support for members, advocacy, policy, organization of events) of Networks both at local and at international level. They will study the skills needed to work in networks or in international cooperation field; networking skills (intercultural communication, meeting and decision making, conflict and crisis management, leadership) and co-operative skills (team work, democratic participation, peace building, followership).

Networking meetings on a local level:

Each partner following the participation in the training, supported by EVS volunteers and local volunteers, organizes local social networking events. The partners will involve already existing networks but will also contact new subjects active in the work of social animation.

➢     More Information:

 To have more information about the placements and the volunteering activities it is possible to visit the past and ongoing projects blog:

and the facebook page: Best Shot



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The organization coordinates many services at a national level addressed to people in situation of need, such as disabled, elderly people, minors and youngsters, adult with fewer opportunities, refugees and asylum seekers.

Address: Via Angrogna 18, Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy.

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