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S.E.R.V.E.

Students
Emergency Response
Volunteers Education

A global platform for students to engage in impactful projects worldwide, creating an immersive learning environment. From refugee camps to climate change issues, students have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to communities in need.

What we do

Hundreds of successful missions and counting!

Peace is a fundamental human right from which too many individuals are deprived. The work of civil society organisations is thus crucial towards those most in need.

110+
Armed conflicts worldwide [GA]
110M
Displaced People [UNHCR]
16%
world's population with disabilities [WHO]
36,4M
Refugees [UNHCR]

Hands-on Experience with Impact.

The educational programme includes a three-week field trip project, providing you as a student with the valuable opportunity to apply acquired skills in a real-world humanitarian context. This allows you to explore other cultures, customs, languages, and much more. By social volunteering, you can learn new skills and gain different perspectives.

Students

Navigate through our Education Programme and gain the keys for a better comprehension of international relations, migration phenomenon and other crucial topics that will have an impact for the rest of your life.

Universities

We support your social and international commitments by allowing your students to participate in a programme that combines academic knowledge with immersive experiences at the center of today's humanitarian and geopolitical challenges.

Locations

We create safe spaces in hostile environments both for volunteers and vulnerable populations to provide the best possible conditions for effective support and sustainable humanitarian solutions.

Our specially developed curriculum gives you a deep insight on humanitarian work.

1 curriculum - 10 modules - deep impact on you and individuals in need!

Mandatory

Module#1

What is Humanitarian Aid? This session covers key topics like principles and organisations in the field. It takes a look at the history of humanitarian aid, and the ethical values driving this work. The session also involves group discussions and a Q&A session.

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Mandatory

Module#4

Fieldwork Considerations. Ensure that safety and security take center stage in humanitarian operations. Navigate the field with expertise in cross-cultural communication and sensitivity, embracing effective communication strategies. Prioritise psychological first aid for comprehensive well-being.

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Module#7

Helping vs Supporting vs Assisting. Establish principles for aid that are both effective and ethical, emphasising the avoidance of harm and dependency.

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Mandatory

Module#2

Vulnerable Populations in Crisis. Understanding the experiences of individuals facing heightened vulnerability during emergencies is a crucial focus. A thorough examination of the gender perspective serves to enhance the analysis. Creating safe spaces is vital.

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Module#5

Self-Care and Wellbeing. Prioritise ongoing well-being with self-care interventions. Tackle stress with effective coping mechanisms. Maintain a healthy work-life balance for sustained service. Explore individual aspects of self-care in humanitarian work and embrace organisational support for overall well-being.

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Module#8

Working with Interpreters. Acknowledge the crucial role of interpreters in humanitarian settings. Stress the importance of cultural competence and sensitivity in language bridging. Consider the unique aspects of Sign Language and International Sign within this context.

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Mandatory

Module#3

Trauma-Informed Aid. Equip yourself with the necessary skills through training and education. Embed trauma-informed principles into everyday life, respect - ing cultural diversity. Guard against burnout and secondary trauma, ensuring a sustainable field service.

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Mandatory

Module#6

Empowering Local Communities. Navigate the landscape with a deep understanding of cultural sensitivity and context. Engage communities through inclusive and participatory approaches, forming collaborative partnerships that empower local voices.

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Field

Module#9

Be Useful! Fieldwork Experience Panel. Participate in a panel discussion with experienced humanitarian workers who share valuable insights. Engage in a Q&A session to directly interact and gain knowledge from the panellists’ diverse experiences.

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Field Service Trip

Module#10

01 / Location

It is time to implement what you have learned during your training. Get an overview about the location you are going to. Get familiar with the culture and local situation.
The big picture!

02 / Needs

Understand service users and beneficiaries you are going to support: History, facts and figures, geopolitical and regional situation, political history and cultural circumstances.
Learn their story!

03 / Project

Explore the context of your engagement: Learn about your tasks, get to know the on-site structure and identify your supervisors and possible third organisations.
Find your place!

04 / Engage

Recommendations and practical informations about your journey: Learn how you can build a safe space to reach your objectives. Selfcare, wellbeing, safety and security first!
Don´t be stupid!

Identify

Get to know your environment and your allies. Identify and anticipate potential challenges and issues around you. Keep your eyes open!

Verify

Always be sure and double-check any information you get. If you have no clue, there is for sure someone in your team who will help you to find out.

Share

Communicate with your supervisor and share information with your team to seek guidance and solutions. Don't be a hero: even Batman needs a Robin!

Evaluate

Constantly review and reflect on what worked well or what could be improved. Discuss with the team to make sure your efforts are aligned with your objectives.

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