Do an EVS in Switzerland this year! There are projects available!

22nd March 2023

We are looking for volunteers from abroad (Europe and partner countries*) between 18-30 years old – for stays of 12 months.

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme was created in order to promote solidarity and a sense of community among younger people within Europe (and other partner Countries). With this project, participants get to volunteer for many different organisations with various cultural and social aims. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and develop their competences, it is not merely an internship experience, as it allows space for self-discovery and the development of personal projects. 

EVS is financed by Movetia, the Swiss national Agency and therefore completely free for all participants. It includes travel expenses, food and accomodation, a language course and pocket money.

*Partner Countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lybia, Marocco, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine.

EVS opportunities available in Switzerland

#4 Project: Läbensschuel / school of life (Steckborn, Switzerland)

1 VOLUNTEER – 12 months (01.08.2023 – 31.07.2024)

Deadline for the application: 19 April

Description: The Läbesschuel / School of life is a project within the community of Schloss Glarisegg. Main activity within the EVS is to support accompanying the children in their learning journey. All the activities take place at Schloss Glarisegg community. We have different places within the community, we sometimes work outside (forest, beach, neighbour farm or garden), sometimes in the ‘Montessori’ room, other times in the main school building where we have a kitchen, a workshop, a library, a technic room and a main room. 

MORE INFO: Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply

**CALL CLOSED** #1 Project: PLACEMENT OFFICER AT SCI SWITZERLAND (Bern, Switzerland)

1 VOLUNTEER – 12 months (16.08.2023 – 14.08.2024) [or by arrangement]

Deadline for the application: 9 April

Description: SCI Switzerland is part of the international network Service Civil International (SCI). SCI Switzerland organizes volunteering projects around the world that contribute to peace in a broad sense: to social justice, sustainable development, equality, solidarity and non-violent conflict resolution. The main task of the EVS volunteer is the placement of short-term volunteers in workcamps in Switzerland and abroad. You will also be involved in workcamp planning  and publication, in supporting the staff with the conception and realization of workshops and preparation weekends intended for the future participants of the workcamps and in workcamp evaluation.

MORE INFO: Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply

**CALL CLOSED** #2 Project: ASYLUM CENTER RADOS (Valais, Switzerland)

We are looking for Swiss residents for different internships (European Voluntary Service) in Belgium, Catalonia and Kosovo.

2 VOLUNTEERS – 12 months (01.09.2023 – 31.08.2024) [or by arrangement]

Deadline for the application: 9 April

Description: The Asylum Office of the canton of Valais provides several centers in the region, where asylum seekers live, work and get education during the time they wait for their decision for a stay permit. The Asylum Office will host 2 volunteers at the center “Le Rados”. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with different target groups (Unaccompanied minors, young adults, mothers with children, families…).

MORE INFO: Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply

**CALL CLOSED** #3 Project: ECO-VILLAGE Sennrüti (Sankt Gallen, Switzerland) 

2 VOLUNTEERS – 12 months (01.09.2023 – 31.08.2024)

Deadline for the application: 9 April

Description: The Eco-village in Degersheim, a holistic community project that promotes sustainable living, will offer 2 volunteers the possibility to participate in organic gardening, kitchen work, homecare, ecological building construction or refurbishing and event management, public relations and childcare. Beside all this, the volunteers will be encouraged and supported in developing their own ideas, initiatives and independent working. They can learn how and where they can contribute to all aspects of community life.

MORE INFO: Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply

**CALL CLOSED** #5 Project: Naturkultur – Organisation for intercultural and environmental volunteer programs in Switzerland, Israel, Palestine, and Ireland (Bern, Switzerland) 

1 VOLUNTEER – 12 months (August 2023 – July 2024)

Deadline for the application: 19 April

Description: Association Naturkultur is an organisation for intercultural and environmental volunteer programs in Switzerland, Israel, Palestine and Ireland. Our activities always have an intercultural as well as a nature and social character. The aim is to get to know the environment of the exchange location and its local population. Through the European Volunteer Service (EVS) program, we would like to give 1 young adult the opportunity to support us in the services around our training center in the Swiss mountains, as well as to provide logistical and communication / Social Media support in our mountain projects with volunteers.

MORE INFO: Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply

#6 Project: Heitere Fahne, an inclusive cultural centre in Wabern (Bern, Switzerland) 

1 VOLUNTEER – 12 months (09.10.2023 – 30.09.2024)

Deadline for the application: 19 April

Description: Heitere Fahne is an alternative pioneer project for inclusive culture with utopian flair. A collective consisting of roughly 40 people organizes concerts, parties, theaters, festivals and creates a weekly cultural program in a historical brewery near Bern as well as other urban spaces. The main task of the EVS volunteer is supporting the team with the conception and realization of inclusive cultural and gastronomical events.

MORE INFO: Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply

Are you interested in becoming an EVS volunteer?

Please read carefully the document “Tasks, conditions of participation and how to apply” of the project to which you want to apply. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us – info@scich.org

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