This page is dedicated to former and future international volunteers and persons interested in the Czech volunteer organization “Servitus”.
Find basic and more specific information on Servitus further down on this page and in the categories on the right.
- Eight new volunteers, all from Germany and sent by the organisation Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (www.asf-ev.de), started their voluntary years in Brno, Prague, Budweis, Ústí nad Labem, Český Brod and Theresienstadt on september, 20th. We wish them a great start and all the best for the coming year, a lot of interesting experiences, meetings, aquaintances, inspiration and lessons to learn. ENJOY!
… is an ecumenical organization whose aim is to arrange the unique life experience to young people within a voluntary service.
In general we develop a volunteer programme for young people who want to spend one year supporting elderly people or people with less opportunities. The goal of this programme is that young people work during this year on personal their development, think about their future life, get a broader perspective on other people and cultures and experience how they can contribute to a society that depends on mutual support and respect.
Servitus was founded in May 2003 by the representatives of Evangelical Churches, Jewish Communities and Charity in order to develop long-term voluntary services, prepare Czech volunteers for projects abroad and foreign volunteers for projects in the Czech Republic. We coordinate projects all over the Czech Republic – Prague, Terezin, Ceske Budejovice, Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava, Ústí nad Labem and soon in Cesky Brod, too. The placements offer mostly social work with seniors, mentally disabled people or within the Roma community as well as services in the cultural-historical field, in memorials or with holocaust survivors.
Servitus is accredited as a sending, hosting and coordinating organisation within the European programme YOUTH. Young people between the age 18 and 30, who want to spend a European Voluntary Service in the Czech Republic, are invited to contact us. See on the project list which hosting project is accredited for EVS. And see the EVS database to find more information about the accredited hosting projects.
110 00 Praha 1
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Tel.: +420 – 296 243 352
VOLKSBANK CZ, a.s.
111 21 Praha 1
Číslo účtu: 4200009673/6800
IBAN: CZ 78 6800 0000 0042 0000 9673
These are the hosting project the volunteers join during their voluntary year in the Czech Republic.
Projects within the historical and cultural field:
Social care for victims of forced labor during WWII:
– Živá paměť (Praha, České Budějovice, Ostrava, Olomouc, Ústi): www.zivapamet.cz (Prague: for EVSdirectly contact the project, please)
Further social projects:– Leccos, Roma community: www.leccos.cz (EVS: 2010-CZ-3)
– Diakonie ČCE – středisko Rolnička: www.rolnicka.cz
– Charity Prague: www.charita-adopce.cz/index.php
– refugee counceling: www.uprchlici.cz – Charity Brno: www.charitabrno.cz – Effeta Brno: http://www.fce.vutbr.cz/aiu/vojkuvka.m/ch/public/mentalnePostizeni/Effeta/popisPoskytovaniSluzby.asp (EVS: 2007-CZ-8)
– Spolu Olomouc, work with mentally disabled people: www.spoluolomouc.cz
ARSP – action reconciliation service for peace
Servitus builds the FRIENDS OF ARSP in the Czech Republic.
Last year in september, the German organisation Action Reconciliation Service For Peace (Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V., www.asf-ev.de/en) sent 9 young volunteers to the Czech Republic to spend a voluntary social year in various projects. See a picture from the on-arrival-seminar, sept. 16 in Prague:
Learning from History…Taking a Stand Today… Building a positive Future…
Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste, or Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP), is a German peace and volunteer service organization founded in the aftermath of World War II to confront the legacy of the Nazi regime.
At its onset, the mission of ARSP was to volunteer in countries affected by World War II and to work with the peoples who suffered during the Nazi regime. The founders of ARSP called upon young Germans to work for peace through social services in these countries as a sign of atonement.
The mission has evolved. It now includes learning from Germany’s history, taking a stand against racism and hatred today, and creating a positive future for everyone. We believe that by acknowledging the past and learning from our history we can work for a better world.
ARSP’s mission is accomplished through long-term and short-term volunteer programs. In the long-term program approximately 190 volunteers are currently serving in 12-month assignments in social service and educational projects in Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, and the United States. The short-term program is comprised of about 400 young people each year who volunteer for two to three weeks in summer camps, working at memorial sites, on Jewish cemeteries, and in social service programs.
ARSP is committed to combating racism and anti-Semitism, and to supporting peace.
Read more about the history of ARSP.
The main sources for funding our activities are Renovabis, Erinnerung Verantwortung und Zukunft fund, the European programme Youth, and the Czech-German Fund For The Future. Besides that we fund our activities via donations.