Volunteer in Switzerland
Volunteer Abroad in Switzerland – United Planet –
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18 and up are invited to enroll. Live in Switzerland for a year and volunteer working with disadvantaged children, assisting people with disabilities, supporting the elderly, working in a cultural center, and more! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Dates: Quests depart in August.
Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please
visit our website for details.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Conference Volunteering in Switzerland
Work with other ICV volunteers to help plan, host, interpret and report on events for some of Geneva's most interesting and important local, national and international conferences. Specific tasks include welcoming and assisting delegates, translation and interpretation of events, writing and editing reports on conference proceedings, and providing multimedia support. Past conferences range from annual meetings of the UN Commission of Human Rights to gatherings focused on the cutting-edge issues in information technology, sustainable development, and other current affairs.
SCI (Service Civil International)
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 50 countries, including Switzerland. For all overseas camps the fee is US$235. Workcamps include shared accommodations, group self-cooked meals and basic health/accident insurance, without additional cost, unless otherwise noted in the camp description. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci.ngo for an application.
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries every year, including Switzerland! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060; firstname.lastname@example.org, vfp.org
Includes 45 addresses in Switzerland plus a handful elsewhere.