About the project

Every summer SCI Switzerland hosts voluntary projects, which take place all around Switzerland. With the project „Create a Common Understanding“ we want to invite asylum seekers in those projects to boost intercultural exchange with volunteers all around the world and to offer a refreshing change from daily life in the reception centres.

What is a Workcamp?

Workcamps are short-term voluntary projects which host an international group of volunteers, coming from all parts of the world. Together, the group supports different social, ecological or cultural projects in Switzerland. The projects last for 1-3 weeks and usually take place over the summer.

Who can participate?

Asylum-seekers/Refugees who are:

  • 18+
  • Are willing to take active part in the whole duration of the workcamp
  • Have interest in intercultural diversity and exchange
  • Can communicate in the required language of the workcamp of their choice (English/German)

Which projects can you take part in?

There are different workcamps in Switzerland where you can participate in – they are social, ecological or cultural projects. Current projects are online at

Which costs are covered by SCI?

Participation Fee, Food and acommodation during the project, travel costs to and from the project and trainings.

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