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Royal Honour in the Netherlands

On Tuesday, 16 May, Brigitte Vonck-Makkinje – the founder and city leader of Serve the City Amsterdam – was awarded an honour by the King of the Netherlands for her leadership and service to the city of Amsterdam! This special occasion also celebrated the 15-year anniversary of STC Amsterdam. The event was attended by the STC Amsterdam staff, board, and friends – […]

Celebrating GVD 2023 🎉

This year, Global Volunteer Day was celebrated in over 18 cities across 5 continents. From STC Peninsula to STC Accra, from Geneva to the Philippines, from Limerick to Oeiras and so many more – we have stories that we can’t wait to share with you. Some of the projects included picnics with the elderly, construction […]

STC Caribbean Regional Forum

From the 4th to the 7th of May, twenty City Leaders and Core Team members from across the Caribbean and members of Serve the City International met in the Dominican Republic for STC’s first-ever regional forum. With representatives from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, this successful forum resulted in the STC Caribbean team committing to four key […]

Bringing Hope in Dublin

by Leontine Mastenbroek This morning a crew from UPS Ireland came to serve a man whose house had become unlivable. The team of 5 women and a man came to make a start with clearing the rubbish that must have accumulated over many years. We talked briefly about the six STC values over coffee before […]

Big Volunteer Weekend in Mitrovica

STC Kosovo’s April 2023 Big Volunteer Weekend was a huge success! Over 40 volunteers from 5 countries gathered together, including both Kosovar Serbs and Albanians, volunteering alongside each other to show kindness and to care for their urban environment. This year’s Big Volunteer Weekend focused on the city of Mitrovica, an ethnically-diverse municipality which includes […]

Serving with the UPS Foundation

Good news! Serve the City International’s partnership with the UPS Foundation is bearing fruit this month as UPS staff members give up their time to work on projects in their city with STC as part of their corporate volunteering month. Between April and mid-May, STC is organising volunteering activities in 10 UPS cities in Europe, […]

An Unexpected Feast

by Jay Benfante What would it look like if the feast of a king was prepared for the homeless and the refugee? What if those, who many in our societies see as a problem to be dealt with were treated as esteemed guests, being offered not only the dignity they deserve but honor and respect? […]

Big Volunteer Weeks in Southeast Europe

by Jay Benfante, Southeast Europe Network Coordinator and Serve the City Kosovo City Leader   In the life of a Serve the City volunteer community, things can feel, and in many ways should feel very localized and centralized within the city where you live. You have probably heard of other active communities in other cities […]

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