“It isn’t enough to talk about peace, one must believe it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it, one must work for it.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests.”
Servas Jordan was established in 2007 when the Development Committee of Servas International asked Zafira Labadi, a member since 2003, to start and develop Servas in Jordan.
Servas is a non-profit, non-governmental organization accredited to the United Nations Economic Council. It is a network of Host and Travelers that promotes friendship and world peace though person-to-person contacts around the world.
As stated in its charter, the aims of Servas are: … to help build world peace, goodwill and understanding by providing deeper, more personal contacts with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds … to share the hosts’ life and their concern in social and international problems, their interests in creative activity, and mutual responsibility for their fellow men.
There are two types of memberships in Servas: the first is as a Host. There are two types of Hosts, you can be either an Overnight Host, which means you can host approved Servas Travellers for 2 nights at your home. Or you can be a Day Host, which means that you can meet approved Servas Travellers during the day for coffee, or if you have time, you can show them around in your city/town. To become a Host, you need to complete the Servas Application Form.
The other type of membership is a Traveller, which means you can travel with Servas and be hosted by members in the countries you visit for 2 nights. Or if you just wish to meet Day Hosts, they can show you around their cities or meet you for coffee. To become a Servas Traveler, you need to complete the “Letter of Introduction” (LOI), this will be your passport when you travel with Servas. Please note that there is a stamp fee for the LOI, and it is valid for one year.
This sums up Servas Philosophy:
“Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.” ~ Rod McKuen
Servas is a special way of seeing the world – a place where there are no strangers, only friends you have yet to meet. When you join Servas, you will become a part of a community of global peace seekers, and will have a wide network of friends you will never forget. Now, there are over 15,000 Servas members in over 100 countries around the world, and the door is still open.
Here is how to join Servas Jordan:
If you are over 18 years old, friendly, open-minded, enjoy meeting people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, you can join Servas as follows:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in joining Servas Jordan as a Host or Traveler or both. Tell us about yourself and your interests, and why you want to join Servas. Please write in the subject line of your email “Servas”, include in your message your full name, age, your telephone number and where do you live.
Once you receive the Application Form, fill in your information carefully and return it to Servas Representative in Jordan.
Once we receive your complete application, Servas Representative will call you to set up a meeting with you to explain how it works in more details, and answer any questions you may have regarding Servas.