In January 2004, a group of young enthusiasts discussed the idea of volunteering and recognized the need to establish a volunteer center as a possible solution to many problems of our community and society in general. Shortly afterwards, VCV was created. Over time, the number of active members and activities grew, and the concept expanded further. Finally, in 2005, VCV became an NGO. Over the years, VCV has organized numerous international workcamps in Serbia, participated in numerous international youth exchanges, trainings, seminars and other educational programs, benefit actions, festivals, and various cultural events.
VCV hosted many foreign volunteers and sent many of local volunteers abroad. We encouraged the exchange of volunteers, young people, and youth workers between the countries of former Yugoslavia. We strongly contributed to the development of a culture of peace and cooperation in the region by collaborating with many local and regional groups, European initiatives and participated in numerous campaigns, working groups and more.
Since 2008, VCV has been a branch of Service Civil International. Service Civil International (SCI) is an organization dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organizing international volunteer projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. The organization consists of 41 branches and a growing number of partner organizations.
Volunteers’ Centre of Vojvodina strives for volunteerism to be recognized and valued as a principle of building and changing society and individuals by organizing and implementing volunteering, educational and social programs, creating opportunities for quality and informed volunteering and spreading the value of volunteerism..
Our vision is an active, just, supportive and stimulating society that is built on solidarity, equality, anti-fascism, diversity, and volunteerism. This vision promotes collective and individual responsibility in society. It is a society that actively advocates for peace and is based on social, gender, economic and environmental justice, where people are aware of the importance of change, critically reflecting on problems in society and the environment and are actively involved in solving them.