45th anniversary of SCI projects in Glebe House and peace work in Northern Ireland
Description: Glebe House is a residential and Day activity centre, owned by Harmony Community Trust, near to Strangford in Northern Ireland. Website www.glebehouseni.com It was partly set up in 1975 by Irish and British members of Service Civil International. 2020 is the 45th anniversary of the foundation of the organisation. Since 1975 Harmony Community Trust has been practically and tenaciously working for a fair, inclusive society that respects and cherishes each person's humanity, dignity, aspirations, ideas and needs. One where each person can determine and re-create their own identity, rather than conform to sectarian, national, ethnic or social stereotypes, myths or stigmas. Glebe House website www.glebehouseni.com
Type of Work: Each year Glebe House holds an SCI International Project, to help carry out a major tidy and clean up after our very busy summer residential programme with children. The work for the project will involve general cleaning and maintenance around the Glebe House centre, including working on the gardens, working on the wildlife play areas, general cleaning and reorganising, fruit harvesting and general repairs. Volunteers should bring work clothes, work shoes and gloves.
No children will be present during the project. It is planned to hold a day activity with participants from our older people’s programme.
Study Theme: It is planned to have some discussion / seminar sessions during the project on the following topics:
- 45 years of Peace work in Northern Ireland,
- The History and aims of Harmony Community Trust and Glebe House,
- A potted history of Ireland,
- The Northern Ireland peace process,
- Northern Ireland, Brexit and beyond. There will be visits to a few local places of historical interest. There will also be opportunities for volunteers to discuss other issues of relevance to themselves.
Accommodation: Full board accommodation and all food will be provided, volunteers do not need sleeping bags. There is Wi-Fi access at the centre. The volunteers will have access to washing machines. Volunteers will have the chance to help with cooking some meals.
Requirements: This project is only open to volunteers who do not require a visa for Northern Ireland (UK).
Notes: The year 2020 is the 45th anniversary of Glebe House and 45th anniversary of Glebe House hosting SCI international projects, which equals to being one of the longest ongoing project in Europe.
Please note that recommendation letter or any other visa assistance is not available for this project.