The SVI accompanies its French-speaking members — from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, or Canada — on any project, whether a language stay or a voluntary project abroad.
The mission of the coordinating and host associations we work with is to provide our members with a framework and with different participants and tools that will facilitate the learning process and the language immersion of our volunteers, and this, starting from the arrival of the volunteers on their project location until the very end of their stay.
Together with our partners, we sign a partnership agreement which guarantees that their values are in total accordance with ours. This agreement ensures that all our members will attend language classes given by reliable and qualitative structures that support interculturality and permanent education for youth, no matter their social situation.
Every year, based on our experience and via international meetings, the SVI team reassess their partners to make sure that our language stays and voluntary projects still comply with our standards. We are always very careful when it comes to choosing the teachers and language class moderators we work with.
Inter-network recommendations also enable us to find other structures to flesh out our range of projects and improve our capacity to accompany volunteers on language stays.
But our partners are not just the host associations that welcome our volunteers on their projects abroad. We also have the support of different companies, including Tellows which we have been working with recently. Tellows is a website established in 2010, present in more than 50 countries and used today by more than 8 million people every month. The purpose of Tellows is simple: sharing information about telephone numbers of public interest. The peculiarity is this: the users create and feed the database. Tellows, in fact, allows you to check the details of any phone number that has been previously reported by other users. You can find several numbers connected to call centres, but also numbers of suspected fraudsters.