What is a workcamp?

Workcamps are short-term volunteer placements in an international group. The duration is 1 – 3 weeks. Together with volunteers from different countries, you support a social, ecological or cultural project abroad (in more than 90 countries) or in Switzerland.

Together with other volunteers, you will get involved and discover the culture of your host country as well as that of the other international volunteers. You will meet new people, gain valuable intercultural experience and get to know the culture and society of your host country. From 16 / 18 years.

Make a contribution as a


Take part in a workcamp! Find out about the conditions of participation, how to register and the costs


Accompany a group of international volunteers for 1 – 3 weeks in a workcamp in Switzerland!


If you represent a non-profit organisation in Switzerland, you can organise a workcamp. Get in touch with us!


Complete your civil service with us as a camp coordinator* at workcamps or as a cook* at seminars and training courses

Scholarship for young people with vocational training

Do you have a vocational training and are you under 25 years of age? Then you can apply for a scholarship!

SCI Switzerland has a scholarship programme and we can award scholarships for young professionals. Thanks to this, young graduates and young professionals have all programme costs covered 100%, as well as travel costs.

Workcamps 2024

Workcamps 2024

We are very happy to present you the workcamps that will take place in Switzerland and abroad this summer. Participate...


Every summer SCI Switzerland hosts volunteer 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.


Other volunteer projects

Long Term Volunteering


Make a substantial impact in a charitable project in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe or North America

1 – 12 months

European Voluntary Service

European Voluntary Service

Work with non-profit organizations and companies in Europe. All costs are covered by the Movetia Foundation

6 – 12 months



Language course, host family stay, internship or group trip to Uzbekistan, or Kyrgyzstan

1 – 12 months