Every 3rd Monday at 18:00 CET (Brussels time) everyone across the entire Serve the City network, from volunteers to city leaders meet up on Zoom to connect and share different stories, resources, learn from experts, and celebrate the lives touched by crossing the line.

Join the call starting at 17:50, just let us know who you are by filling out the form below then press the “JOIN THE CALL” button below! (from any device using ZOOM)

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World Refugee Day Contest in Serve the City Paris

Across the world, Serve the City celebrated World Refugee Day on the 20th of June through various projects, collaborations, and posts. Serve the City Paris joined the diverse projects on this day through a creative contest for refugees residing in Paris. We interviewed Maya AlSousli, a member of Serve the City Paris, to hear more […]

Stay Connected with Your Team Virtually through The Tower

The Help-Files: The Truth Is Here  Vol01:Iss03 – What is “The Tower” and Why Should I Move In?  Whether you are new to Serve the City or have been around for a while you are probably wondering what The Tower is.  Let’s start with a few things The Tower is not: it is not a […]

Serving Stories – Episode 06 – Around the World

For the year 2020, Serve the City chose as their theme, “Kindness Starts with Me.” Little did they know how the events of this year would draw of the creativity on volunteers in showing kindness! In this episode, we hear stories from around the world (Geneva, Newport News, Nairobi, Accra, Paris, Luxembourg and South Jersey) about how they have seen a viral spread of kindness as a pandemic was being contained.

Serving Stories – Episode 6 – Kindness Starts With Me

For the year 2020, Serve the City chose as their theme, “Kindness Starts with Me.” Little did they know how the events of this year would draw on the creativity of volunteers in showing kindness! In this episode, we hear stories from around the world (Geneva, Newport News, Nairobi, Accra, Paris, Luxembourg and South Jersey) about how they have seen a viral spread of kindness as a pandemic was being contained.

Build your City’s Volunteer Movement with the Serving Stories Podcast

The Help-Files: The Truth Is Here  Vol01:Iss02 – Serving Stories as a tool for your volunteer movement There are two kinds of people in this world: podcast people and the rest. Podcast people listen to all kinds of interesting stories, information, and discussions as they commute to work, go for a run or walk, wash […]

COVID Kindness – Episode 03 – Compassion, Courage and Coronavirus

It’s been a more than a good idea to stay inside during the COVID outbreak in Brussels— it’s the law. But some residents have found that there are some important humanitarian reasons to venture out in the streets, motivated by compassion that fuels their courage.

COVID Kindness – 03 – Compassion, Courage and Coronavirus

It’s been a more than a good idea to stay inside during the COVID outbreak in Brussels— it’s the law. But some residents have found that there are some important humanitarian reasons to venture out in the streets, motivated by compassion that fuels their courage.

Why your city needs the STCi website template…

The Help-Files: The Truth Is Here  Vol01:Iss01 – What’s Behind The URL Matters  Anybody can throw together a website today – all it takes is a computer and an internet connection.  Just create a free account on something like Weebly or Wix and start getting creative.  You won’t even need a domain name.  So, if it’s […]

Global Volunteer Day 2020: A Review

On Saturday May 9th, Serve the City had its third annual Global Volunteer Day. Serve the City is a global movement of volunteers showing kindness in personal ways to people in need. Every year, Serve the City sets aside the second Saturday of May to celebrate volunteerism, and the challenges of this season made it […]

COVID Kindness – Episode 02 – Do What You Do Best.

As we revisit the first four cities in Season 1 — Lisbon, Chesapeake, Berlin and Tallinn — we find out that agility is everything. In each city, we discover how the expertise, partnerships, and concerns developed in everyday volunteering are being adapted to show kindness in this crisis—and the touching stories that result.

COVID Kindness – 02 – Do What You Do Best

As we revisit the first four cities in Season 1 — Lisbon, Chesapeake, Berlin and Tallinn — we find out that agility is everything. In each city, we discover how the expertise, partnerships, and concerns developed in everyday volunteering are being adapted to show kindness in this crisis—and the touching stories that result.

COVID Kindness – Episode 01 – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Serve the City Dublin team members tell stories of volunteers welcoming and comforting people at a COVID testing site, and delivering groceries and prescriptions to vulnerable people isolated in their homes. Kindness has not been cancelled in Ireland!

COVID Kindness – 01 – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

  Serve the City Dublin team members tell stories of volunteers welcoming and comforting people at a COVID testing site, and delivering groceries and prescriptions to vulnerable people isolated in their homes. Kindness has not been cancelled in Ireland!

Kindness Challenge 2020

STCi Social Media Challenge #KindnessStartsWithMe let it #GoThrival! Hello Serve the City the globe over, Challenge the world in with our social media challenge! In these days of isolation and downer news, let’s focus on spreading kindness and challenging the world to #SpreadKindness through a social media challenge, and instead of making it “viral” we […]

Serving Stories – Episode 5 – Brussels, BE – Part 2

In this episode (part 2 of 2), a simple project serving breakfast to migrants in a park turns into a city-wide humanitarian effort. And in the process, it changes not only the lives of migrants living precariously, but also the lives of the volunteers who sign up to serve them.

Serving Stories – Episode 5.2 – Brussels, BE

In this episode (part 2 of 2), a simple project serving breakfast to migrants in a park turns into a city-wide humanitarian effort. And in the process, it changes not only the lives of migrants living precariously, but also the lives of the volunteers who sign up to serve them.

COVID Kindness – Kindness Will Not Be Cancelled

Kindness will not be cancelled! Events are cancelled, meetings are cancelled, but Serve the City believes that kindness is open for business and the shelves are stocked floor to ceiling with creative ideas! In this podcast, Carlton and Ani Deal discuss creative kindness.

COVID Kindness – Kindness Will Not Be Cancelled

Kindness will not be cancelled! Events are cancelled, meetings are cancelled, but Serve the City believes that kindness is open for business and the shelves are stocked floor to ceiling with creative ideas! In this podcast, Carlton and Ani Deal discuss creative kindness.

Kindness will not be cancelled

All over the world meetings are cancelled. Events are cancelled. Trips are cancelled. But a virus, even a pandemic, cannot cancel the most important stuff of life. Kindness is open for business and the shelves are stocked floor to ceiling in abundant supply. Kindness will not be cancelled. Here are some ways Serve the City […]

Use your Computer to Fight CoronaVirus

Folding@home is a distributed computing project focused on disease research. The problems they are solving require so many computer calcul­ations – and they need our help to find the cures!

Homemade Masks

STCi Project Ideas Series Kindness will not be cancelled With the on-going COVID-19 world-wide crisis we are starting a new series of helpful projects. During this time these will be projects that can be done individually, and of course once life begins to return to normal we’ll share ideas for groups to serve their cities […]

Volunteer Voices: Stories from our Volunteers

We at Serve the City are so happy to have many hard-working volunteers from various walks of life with quite a few amazing stories! As we face a period when serving and volunteering is starting to look different, let’s take some time out to appreciate the voices of our volunteers. This month, we are sharing the stories […]

Serving Stories – Episode 5 – Brussels, BE – Part 1

In this episode (part one of two), we travel to Brussels, Belgium to see how a simple, early-morning project—serving breakfast to irregular migrants and asylum seekers—draws on compassion to cut across the lines at the heart of one of the most challenging issues facing the European Union. It turns out that a cup of coffee is more than a cup of coffee when love is added to it.

Serving Stories – Episode 5.1 – Brussels, BE

In this episode (part one of two), we travel to Brussels, Belgium to see how a simple, early-morning project—serving breakfast to irregular migrants and asylum seekers—draws on compassion to cut across the lines at the heart of one of the most challenging issues facing the European Union. It turns out that a cup of coffee is more than a cup of coffee when love is added to it.

Serving Stories – Episode 4 – Tallinn, EE

In this episode, we travel to Tallinn, Estonia to meet secret agents of a serving revolution: the Serve the City Tallinn Blackshirts. No, they are not members of a fascist paramilitary group, but young people stepping up to lead others to serve people in need with humility, compassion, and courage. Along the way, they discover something unexpected: the serving revolution is also changing them.

Serving Stories – Episode 4 – Tallinn, EE

In this episode, we travel to Tallinn, Estonia to meet secret agents of a serving revolution: the Serve the City Tallinn Blackshirts. No, they are not members of a fascist paramilitary group, but young people stepping up to lead others to serve people in need with humility, compassion, and courage. Along the way, they discover something unexpected: the serving revolution is also changing them.

Serving Stories – Episode 3 Bonus – Berlin, DE

This month Serving Stories travels to Berlin, Germany. Berlin is known for being the techno capital of the world, the site of a dance revolution. But in a gym located in the Berlin suburbs, dancers are moving to another kind of rhythm, and supporting another kind of revolution—a serving revolution. This is the annual Serve the City Berlin Zumba party, fundraising and recruiting volunteers for their serving activities in the city. Listen to today’s episode to find out how dancing and serving can go hand-in-hand.

Serving Stories – Episode 03 Bonus – Berlin, DE

This month Serving Stories travels to Berlin, Germany. Berlin is known for being the techno capital of the world, the site of a dance revolution. But in a gym located in the Berlin suburbs, dancers are moving to another kind of rhythm, and supporting another kind of revolution—a serving revolution. This is the annual Serve the City Berlin Zumba party, fundraising and recruiting volunteers for their serving activities in the city. Listen to today’s episode to find out how dancing and serving can go hand-in-hand.

Serving Stories – Episode 3 – Berlin, DE

This month Serving Stories travels to Berlin, Germany. Berlin is known for being the techno capital of the world, the site of a dance revolution. But in a gym located in the Berlin suburbs, dancers are moving to another kind of rhythm, and supporting another kind of revolution—a serving revolution. This is the annual Serve the City Berlin Zumba party, fundraising and recruiting volunteers for their serving activities in the city. Listen to today’s episode to find out how dancing and serving can go hand-in-hand.

Serving Stories – Episode 03 – Berlin, DE

This month Serving Stories travels to Berlin, Germany. Berlin is known for being the techno capital of the world, the site of a dance revolution. But in a gym located in the Berlin suburbs, dancers are moving to another kind of rhythm, and supporting another kind of revolution—a serving revolution. This is the annual Serve the City Berlin Zumba party, fundraising and recruiting volunteers for their serving activities in the city. Listen to today’s episode to find out how dancing and serving can go hand-in-hand.

Serving Stories – Episode 2 – Chesapeake, VA, USA

If you drive around Chesapeake, a suburban city on the eastern coast of Virginia (USA), you will find yourself constantly crossing bridges. But bridges of a different kind are being built in several neighbourhoods that used to be known for high crime and urban blight. Thanks to a unique Serve the City partnership between Chesapeake police and faith-based organisations, bridges of trust are being built between people who formerly would have feared one another.

Serving Stories – Episode 02 – Chesapeake, VA, USA

If you drive around Chesapeake, a suburban city on the eastern coast of Virginia (USA), you will find yourself constantly crossing bridges. But bridges of a different kind are being built in several neighbourhoods that used to be known for high crime and urban blight. Thanks to a unique Serve the City partnership between Chesapeake police and faith-based organisations, bridges of trust are being built between people who formerly would have feared one another.

International Forum 2019 Recap

After the 2019 International Forum, we reached out to a few Forum participants to hear about their experience and takeaways. Below are their stories –   Christine Thumm What’s your name and how are you involved with Serve the City? I am Christine and the leader and founder of Serve the City Berlin How many […]

Forum 2020: Kindness starts with me in Kraków, Poland!

Hot off the tail of Forum 2019 we are excited to reveal the theme for 2020 is “Kindness starts with me”, at the most basic level kindness is the “why” behind everything we do. Over the next year our message will be that serving our cities starts with being friendly, generous, and considerate – kindness […]

Serving Stories – Episode 1 – Lisbon, Portugal

This month we embark for Lisbon, Portugal, where we will hear from the people behind their remarkable Community Dinners…

Serving Stories – Episode 01 – Lisbon, Portugal

This month we embark for Lisbon, Portugal, where we will hear from the people behind their remarkable Community Dinners…

Serving Stories – Promo

Serving Stories – Episode 00 – Promo

 

Five Weeks of Volunteering – Big Volunteer Week 2019

Between the end of June and the end of July, five different cities across the world held their Big Volunteer Week. While upholding the spirit of this Serve the City flagship event, each city injected their own personality, culture and style into their weeks. In June, Big Volunteer Week started off in Chesapeake, followed by […]

Global Volunteer Day Across the World

On May 4th 2019, Serve the City had its second Global Volunteer Day. Fifteen Serve the City locations across the world led projects and volunteered to celebrate this event. From games of BINGO to free health screenings, from sporting events to window cleaning, this day had it all! We caught up with a few of […]

MasterClass Review: Refugee Camp Moria

On Monday May the 27th we had our second MasterClass of MasterClass May about the Refugee Camp Moria in Lesbos, Greece. Nicole Caroll – who is our Social Concern Champion on this topic – shared her experiences and knowledge from helping refugees that have been arriving on the Greek islands for the last four years. She spoke […]

MasterClass Review: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Locally and Globally

On Monday, 13 May we had the first MasterClass of this month on the topic of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Ali Ussery and Kevin Hyland shared their expertise with us from their perspectives as North Wales Anti-Slavery Network Coordinator (Ali) and Anti-Slavery Commisioner for the UK and the UN (Kevin). Kevin spoke enthusiastically about how well-positioned Serve […]

5th Serve the City US Forum

On March 21-23, representatives from 6 cities in the US gathered for the 5th Serve the City US Forum in Newport News, VA. The theme of the forum was how to plan an event, focusing on planning for the Global Volunteer Day in May. The forum started with time together over a meal, and then […]

City Transformation in the Balkans – Kosovo and Albania Update

David Anderson from Serve the City Brussels and Jon Hildebrand from Serve the City Chesapeake recently visited Prishtina, Kosovo and Tirana, Albania. The purpose of the trip was to continue to strengthen the STC network in South East Europe and build bridges between different groups of people through serving. David and Jon had previously participated in the first STC […]

Serve the City International Promoting the Value of Volunteering in EU-funded “EYES” Project

Serve the City International Promoting the Value of Volunteering in EU-funded “EYES” Project Written by: Sara Tchaparian Serve the City International is taking part in the EU-funded project, “Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills” (EYES), which aims to accompany inactive youth in North-Western Europe onto the labour market. The European Union has contributed 2.56 million euros […]

Crossing the Line in Haiti

Following recent instances of violent political unrest in Haiti, we wanted to update the Serve the City community on the work of the STC team in Port au Prince. Here’s a conversation with the Founder and Director of Serve the City Haiti, Marc Koquillon, about his journey and vision of serving in his country: What made you […]

Street Snacks in Krakow

Serve the City teams around the world love to initiate simple projects to show kindness in personal ways. But in our aim to be transformational, not transactional, there’s always more going on than initially meets the eye. We contacted Travis Mielonen from Serve the City Poland to share the details of one such project in Kraków. […]

News Update: The Deteriorating Situation in Haiti

The Caribbean country of Haiti has recently been embroiled in anti-government protests that have blocked roads, prevented aid and left the entire nation in shock. Following is a firsthand account from Marc Koquillon, the founder and director of Serve the City Haiti: “The country is currently facing a political, economic and social crisis.  The country […]

All City Call and a look at Humility

On 28th January 2019, Serve the City International had its first All City Call of 2019. This call, attended by cities across Europe and the United States, discussed humility and looked back at the reason why we serve. We started with a discussion of leading with why and asking ourselves why we do what we […]

A Year In Review: Brussels 2018

In 2018, Serve the City Brussels was engaged in a variety of events, projects and team buildings. The goal of each of these serving opportunities was to put our values into action.  This resulted in many memorable moments filled with humility, compassion, respect, courage, love and hope. We asked members what their favourite moment of […]

Serve the City Leuven Turns 10!

On 19 May Serve the City Leuven gathered their sponsors, partners, and volunteers to celebrate their 10th anniversary of serving their city.  Congratulations to all!

Global Volunteer Day a Success!

On 5 May 19 cities from around the world participated in our first annual Global Volunteer Day.  Participants were cities in Ghana, USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Nepal, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Haiti, and Honduras.  We are still collecting details and videos of the events, but here are a few examples of some of the activities of the […]

Global Volunteer Day 2018!

19 Cities from around the world signed up to participate in our first annual Global Volunteer Day.  Participants are cities in Ghana, USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Nepal, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Haiti, and Honduras.  Look out for a detailed report on the day in our next newsletter!

STCi Leadership Retreat in Lisbon

Serve the City’s International Leadership Team gathered for their annual meetings in early April near Lisbon.  Members of the Board, the Global Executive Team and the Global Operations Team came together from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, and USA. Topics discussed were the state of the movement, the development of procedures and resources for the […]

Happy 6th Birthday STC Madrid!

STC Madrid has served their city for 6 years now and is one of our leading cities.  In addition to their regular volunteering activities, they have been quite active in the area of corporate social responsibility, offering many opportunities to serve for Madrid’s workforce through their jobs.  They were also the first city to launch […]

“Serve the Servers Dinner” Geneva

Recently 40 of Serve the City Geneva’s enthusiastic volunteers became beneficiaries for the night, enjoying a delicious gourmet meal provided by Italian chef Walter el Nagar to thank them for their service. Of course, there was still room for some volunteering, as four newcomers offered to be serving staff for the evening, supported by two […]

Announcing Our First Global Volunteer Day!

Join Serve the City International on 5 May 2018 for our first annual Global Volunteer Day! Register for a project in your city so our local action can make a global impact! In how many cities can we serve together on the same day? How many volunteers can we involve? Many people doing small things […]

Successful Pre-Launch Event In Manila

Our friends in Manila interested in starting Serve the City there recently held a pre-launch event, consisting of a morning of cleaning the streets followed by basketball with the community.  We wish them the best as they work through the process of becoming an official Serve the City project and hope to see them on […]

STC Newport News Hosts Training in US

STC Newport News hosted an STC US Training on 10 February.  As we continue to expand in the US we hope this will be the first of many such trainings made available.

STC Cork Celebrates 1st Anniversary

On 10 February Serve the City Cork celebrated completing their first year of serving their city.  In their words, here are the highlights for the past year: •      We set up our STC Cork leadership team composed of (9) leaders of churches and other charitable organisations across the city •      We served over 350 hours in our community with a […]

STC Luxembourg Turns 5!

Congratulations to Serve the City Luxembourg on celebrating their 5th anniversary of serving their city last month!  Check out the impressive quantity and quality of regularly scheduled projects and activities on their Facebook page and website.

STC Dublin Takes Refugees on “Tour the City”

Tour the City is a project of Serve the City Dublin which seeks to enhance social inclusion and to initiate an integration process for Refugees and Asylum Seekers that reside in Direct Provision Centres (DPCs) in the Greater Dublin Area. Our volunteer leaders organise fortnightly cultural tours that introduce the residents of DPCs to Irish culture, […]

Presenting Serve the City Globally

Jerry McCarty is an International Ambassador for Serve the City. He leads small teams of volunteers to cities in the Interested Life Stage to help them move to the Starting Stage.  This fall, Jerry and Scott Furushima traveled throughout Asia and South America representing STC in the countries of Japan, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Ecuador. […]

Serve the City International Forum in Berlin!

STC Berlin hosted this year’s International Forum on 26-29 October, and it was our biggest Forum yet.  While many of the STC cities across the world meet regionally and nationally together, the IF each year is the premier gathering of people in our movement world-wide.  IF17 Berlin saw around 95 people gather from across the STCi movement, including […]

Lisbon Celebrates 10 Years!

Congratulations STC Lisbon on 10 years of serving your city and leading the way for many other cities!  Your community dinners in particular have been an inspiration for many of us.

To Be Continued…

At our 2016 International Forum in Amsterdam we resolved to be better story tellers.  In less than 3 weeks we will be assembling again this year in Berlin, where we will be bringing our stories to share with one another.  At our recent online All City meeting last month we got a small preview with some stories […]

Crossing the Line In Dublin

At Serve the City we actively seek to cross the lines that divide us in our cities, but sometimes, unexpectedly, the line comes to us.  Sheryl McElwee of STC Dublin recently had this experience in Dublin with her son (in her words): Today Andrew came to visit from London. We were in town for a while and […]

Registration Now Open for 2017 International Forum in Berlin

Invitations have gone out and registration is now available for the 2017 International Forum in Berlin on 26-29 October. The International Forum in Amsterdam last year was fun and inspiring – as well as an opportunity to make deeply meaningful connections with STC leaders from many different cities.  We are working hard to make this year’s Forum even […]

STC International Leaders Take a Germany Road Trip

Members of the Serve the City International Leadership Team: Carlton Deal (Brussels) and Alfredo Abreu (Lisbon), accompanied by Christine Thumm (Berlin), took to the road for a week in June to visit our STC cities in Germany. Following last year’s successful road trip in the Netherlands to visit our Dutch STC cities, this year it was […]

STC Comes to Italy in Catania

Serve the City Catania in Sicily became our first STC city in Italy with their successful 3 day launch at the end of June. They served in partnership with the Commune di Catania and NAS Sigonella, an air base operated by the Italian Air Force and the US Navy.  A video of the projects can be seen here. […]

June 2017

STC Madrid Serves STC Amsterdam STC Madrid sent some volunteers to Amsterdam to help them with their 10th anniversary celebration last month.  We’re hoping this great example of serving one another spreads throughout our cities, and more of our cities are inspired to visit each other and experience their global STC family! STC Teams From Around the […]

May 2017

New STC’s Springing Up all Over Spring is a time for fresh new growth and Serve the City is no exception.  In addition to the recent launches of STC’s in Newport News, VA and Mexico City, there are three more new STC’s starting on the same day this month in Mons, Belgium; Talsi, Latvia; and Bluffton, SC. […]

April 2017

Serve the City Launched in Newport News Virginia  A report from the organizers: “The Serve the City Newport News Kickoff Event on March 25th was a great success!! We had over 160 volunteers and leaders serving around the East End of Newport News, Virginia.  Teams were out in the community picking up litter, doing landscaping […]

March 2017

Meet Pratya: STC Brussels Intern Pratya was born in India and has lived in Singapore, then Denmark, where she earned her International Baccalaureate degree last year.  During her gap year she worked for a time at a law firm dealing with refugees in Copenhagen until she went to teach English as a volunteer with STC Madrid […]

February 2017

Serve the City Cork Launched!  A launch event for Serve The City Cork was held on 28 January.  The entire board of directors of Serve the City Ireland traveled to the city of Cork to engage, inform and to learn from some great people who have a purpose and heart to launch STC in Ireland’s second largest city.

January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! STCi Partners with Team Hope for Christmas Deliveries  Serve the City International partnered with Team Hope of Ireland in December to deliver Christmas packages to children in need in several of our European cities.  Team Hope provided the boxes of gifts for our teams of volunteers to distribute amongst the groups we serve […]

December 2016

Six Years of Serving in Geneva Serve the City International Board member and STC Ireland leader Alan McElwee recently visited with STC Geneva and returned with the following report: “Six years on and STC Geneva is still serving the needs of people in their city. My recent visit there (second last weekend in Oct) allowed […]

November 2016

Special Edition Newsletter: Report from Amsterdam! On 21-22 October 80 people from 23 cities all over the world came together in Amsterdam with a common goal: sharing ideas, resources and stories!  Inspiring… Fulfilling… Encouraging… Energizing… These were just a few of the words used by attenders to describe the 2016 International Forum.  A big thanks to the Serve the […]

October 2016

Last Call for the STC International Forum! Less than 3 weeks until our annual International Forum in Amsterdam!  Register now and don’t miss out on this great opportunity to grow together and learn from one another as cities from all over the world come together. Special Celebration Coming Up In Berlin Serve the City Berlin celebrates […]

September 2016

Serve the City Kentucky Celebrates 10th Year! Congratulations to Serve the City Kentucky on the celebration of their 10th year of serving their communities! Interested in Starting in Your City? We are starting a New City Cohort this month for those interested in starting Serve the City in their city in the next 6-9 months.  For more information, please contact us […]

September 2016 Press Release

Serving cities since 2005 STCi becomes an “international NGO” in 2016 PRESS RELEASE Brussels, September 2, 2016 Serve the City is excited to announce the legal constitution of “Serve the City International” or “STCi”, an international non-profit organization registered in Belgium on September 1, 2016. Since its first volunteer initiative in 2005 in Brussels, Serve […]

August 2016

Forum Registration is Now Open! Invitations have gone out and the registration for the 2016 Serve the City International Forum is now open.  If you are interested in attending the Forum and did not receive an invitation, please request one here. Register now to join us in Amsterdam on 20-23 October! New Serve the City […]

July 2016

PaxX Team Members On UK End to End Ride to Fight Human Trafficking Members of the Serve the City sponsored PaxX bike racing team are riding from one end of the UK (Land’s End) to the other (John o’Groats) this month to raise money for Oasis Belgium, an organization that works with exploited and trafficked Thai women. The […]

June 2016

Mumford and Sons Donate Banjo When Mumford and Sons recently played in concert in Antwerp, they donated an autographed, custom “Belgium” banjo for auction to benefit Serve the City Belgium. This donation was not solicited and consequently a great surprise for Serve the City! The auction closed on 3 June and the final winning bid was for $1825, most […]

May 2016

A Message from our Founder… Greetings from Brussels! From our team to yours, thank you for serving! Serve the City is a movement in cities and it’s also a movement of cities. New cities are joining our family all the time – in Portugal, in Haiti, in the Netherlands, and soon in new contexts like Romania. […]

April 2016

Food4Friends in Brussels Celebrates 5 Years at Gare du Nord On 10 March the 5th Anniversary of Food4Friends was celebrated with a wonderful Community Dinner at the Brussels Gare du Nord, where Nino Ostojic and his volunteers have faithfully served the homeless community for 5 years. It was an incredible night of serving and spending time […]

March 2016

Serve the City International Leadership Team Retreat 2016 Serve the City International leaders from Brussels, Madrid, Berlin, Lisbon, Dublin and Tallinn gathered for a retreat in Ireland in February. As a follow-up to the Lisbon Resolution from the November International Forum, the participants crafted this vision statement of where they hoped the movement to be […]

February 2016

Serve the City Diemen Wins Prize from Local Newspaper Serve the City Diemen was awarded the prize for Diemenaar van het Jaar 2015 by Diemer News.  The happy and greatly surprised board members immediately responded by saying, “This award is for all the volunteers.” In their 30 December article Diemer News stated: “The jury awarded […]

January 2016

Serve the City and Team Hope Ireland Partner to Deliver Gift Boxes to Refugees From Alan McElwee, with Team Hope and Serve the City Ireland:  “At a time of tension and some distrust towards refugees, Serve the City Brussels and Berlin partnered with Team Hope Ireland, to distribute around 8,000 Christmas Shoebox gifts to children […]

December 2015

Serve the City Paris Continues to Bring Light in Dark Times Following the tragic attacks last month in Paris, Serve the City Paris did not cancel any events, but asked their volunteers if they wished to serve or take a pause.  Not only did most of their volunteers join, but some who were not scheduled asked […]

November 2015

STC Haarlem Holds 8th Bi-Annual Project Day  Serve the City Haarlem holds a big project day every spring and autumn.  On 17 October they held their autumn project day, sending out 70 volunteers to 17 different projects. Rooms were painted, gardens were cleaned, and some volunteers helped the elderly or spent time with children with special needs. […]

October 2015

Congratulations to STC Diemen and STC Ireland on Awards Received Serve the City Diemen was awarded first prize amongst 16 presenters in the city-wide campaign “Small Action, Big Result”. They received an award of 250 euros to develop their idea for connecting local families with newly arrived refugees in Diemen. Serve the City Ireland received the Dublin […]

September 2015

Serve the City Responds to Refugee Crisis Serve the City teams across Europe have been working hard to provide support during the current refugee crisis.  Pleas for supplies are continually going out and being updated daily. Volunteers have assisted with the gathering and delivering of donated items, as well as visiting and spending time with […]

August 2015

Serve the City Paris Holds Youth Camp in July Serve the City Paris held a week of serving projects with their Youth Camp on 6-11 July.  They served in 13 different projects involving 6 partnerships with local organizations. Volunteers spent the week preparing and delivering food, tutoring, cleaning, collecting, sorting, moving, and generally crossing the line to serve […]

July 2015

Serve the City Brussels Holds 11th Big Volunteer Week Serve the City Brussels gathered approximately 120 volunteers a day for a week beginning on 27 June to serve all over the city. The Big Volunteer Week in Brussels was where the Serve the City movement began and continues to spread around the world. Volunteers gathered […]

June 2015

Serve the City Ireland Has 3 City Combined Serve Day On 15 May Serve the City Galway, Limerick and Dublin gathered for a combined SERVE day in Limerick City as a part of Volunteer Ireland’s National Volunteer Week.  The Community Clean-Up Day was a great success. Serve the City Rotterdam Holds Annual 3 Day Ascension Action On 14-16 […]

May 2015

U.S. and Netherlands Hold National STC Forums Serve the City US held its first national forum on 23-25 April in Baltimore, MD.  The forum was physically attended by representatives from cities in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida and Arizona, while leaders in various other cities were able to join remotely. Best practices were shared and common […]

April 2015

Serve the City Paris Launched! Serve the City Paris made its debut the week of 21-28 March with a wide variety of projects. These projects included assisting the elderly and handicapped, serving meals, and racing for a cause by participating in a 7K run benefiting a school in Madagascar in need of continuous running water […]

March 2015

Madrid City Leader to take on rCSR Development for 2015 Warren Batt, Executive Director of Serve the City Madrid and Network Coordinator for Serve the City in Spain, has agreed to take the lead on developing rCSR for the STC global movement in 2015.  In our version of Corporate Social Responsibility we’ve added a small “r” in front, which stands […]

February 2015

Serve the City Ireland Hosts Regional Forum Serve the City Ireland had its first regional forum on 17January.  Representatives from Dublin, Galway and Limerick attended, and plans are to expand the forum later this year to include Serve the City leaders from the UK, who could not attend this time around. Serve the City Ireland […]

January 2015

Serve the City Lisbon Receives Volunteering Award The global Serve the City family will be happy to know Serve the City Lisboa recently received the top national volunteer award – Troféu Português de Voluntariado 2014. This recognition arose from the project “Community Workshops”, a spin off initiative of the Community Dinners, named “Flagship Project” by the European Commission […]

December 2014

2014 International Forum a Great Success Our annual Serve the City International Forum was held on 20-23 November in Leuven.  Over 60 Serve the City leaders participated from 25 different cities around the world. Featured were presentations on the results of a professional survey done of our cities, reports on CSR partnerships, and tips on […]

November 2014

The International Forum Starts in Less than 2 Weeks! Our annual Serve the City International Forum begins on     20 November in Leuven and features a 10th Anniversary Celebration in Brussels.  If you are planning to attend, please register ASAP!  Registration closes 17 November.  If you didn’t receive an invitation and need more information, please contact us. […]

October 2014

International Forum Is Almost Here! Invitations have gone out and plans for the best forum yet are in the works.  If you are planning to attend, please register ASAP!  If you didn’t receive an invitation and need more information, please contact us.  Hope to see you in Leuven in November! International 10 Day Photo Challenge City Leaders, watch […]

September 2014

Serve the City Ouagadougou! Serve the City was recently launched in Burkina Faso with 10 volunteers leading some sports activities with street children in the capital city of Ouagadougou.  These activities allowed the volunteers to “cross the line” and get to know these children not only by their needs, but by their names, in the […]

August 2014

LIMERICK: Serve the City Limerick was launched in February of this year, and on 24 July they were featured in an article in the Limerick Post.  Founders John Buckley and Etan Blass were also interviewed on 31 July for the radio program Limerick Today on LIVE 95FM. LUXEMBOURG:  Local newspaper Telecran came along on Serve the City […]

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