We have worked hard to become Full members of the ALLIANCE, since becoming candidate in 2013 we have had to prove to our international partners that we contribute to the International Volunteer Movement in a positive wat along with working hard towards contributing to policy affecting youth mobility, eduaction and employment in Europe. Being a part of the ALLIANCE allows us to exchange volunteers for a common couse that we share with others around the globe, it allows us to follow a quality charter to ensure that volunteers who attend projects are safe and sound. We can meet the partner before they go and can join a network that has been around since 1982. We believe the change we want to see in the world can be achieved with many, one person can change the world, but being a part of the ALLIANCE, we are making the change connecting cities, villages and towns across the world.
That is why we are proud to be a part of the ALLIANCE. Plus.
We are the only Scottish organisation in history to join and become the youngest Full Members!
Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS)
CCIVS is a world wide network of International Voluntary Service (IVS) organisations. Founded in 1948 it has it’s roots in the birth of the IVS movement in the 1920s. Based in UNESCO in Paris it has always worked closely with the United Nations family or organisations and intititives.
Historically it has been involved in the brining together of Eastern and Western countries through international volunteering during the 1980s and the development of North South and Asia Europe exchanges. To day it exists to promote and develop internatonal voluntary service on a world wide level and to achieve it’s aim of “Achieve change by brining people of different backgrounds together”
Xchange Scotland is a member in order to better regulate our worldwide partnerships and to join international actions that promote the aims and objectives of IVS.
YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth. It is a membership organisation and champions the role and value of the youth work sector, challenging government at national and local levels to invest in the development of the sector. It brings together voluntary and statutory youth work providers at a regional and national level and supports sub-bodies such as the National Voluntary Youthwork Organisations Forum.
Xchange Scotland is a member in order to use the platform to engage with other youth work providers and to benefit from the sharing of best practice.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership is an umbrella organisation which exists to inspire the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way so that both nations benefit.
They provide a forum where ideas and best practice can be shared and are involved in hosting regular events and the production of best practice guides for working in Malawi.
Xchange Scotland is a member in order to further develop our links with our partners in Malawi and to help shape best practice around international voluntary service in Scotland.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) champions Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. With over 1500 members ranging from grassroots groups to national organisations SCVO provides a range of support services for it’s members that allows them to focus
Xchange Scotland is a member in order to benefit from pooled services such as insurance, benefit from information on funding and legislation and to access training and support for our staff and volunteers.