New European Voluntary Service opportunities in Switzerland (from May 2022)!

24th März 2022

We are looking for 5 volunteers from abroad (Europe and partner countries*) between 18-30 years old – for stays of 5 to 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. 

EVS opportunities available in Switzerland

#1 Project: SCI SWITZERLAND (BERN)

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

Start: 01.05.2022 [or by arrangement] – 12 months

Deadline for the application: as fast as possible

Description: SCI Switzerland is a peace organization, which is organizing workcamps with around 150 international volunteers every year. 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 & 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.

Tasks, conditions of participation & how to apply

#2 Project: ASYLUM CENTER (VALAIS)

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

Start: 01.05.2022 [or by arrangement] – 12 months

Deadline for the application: as fast as possible

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. Volunteers assist them with daily activities (medical care, recreational activities, care, exchanges, meals, school care…) and organise individual or group activities.

Tasks, conditions of participation & how to apply

#3 Project: ZIRKUS LOLLYPOPP (LÜEN)

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

Start: 19.04.2022 – 30.08.2022 [or by arrangement] – 4 months

Deadline for the application: as fast as possible

Description: Circus Lollypop is a well-established traveling circus working with children and youth with the aim to encourage young people to develop their own youth culture and gain more self-consciousness. The volunteer will travel with the circus through and make stops at many schools in several cantons. At the end of the EVS, the volunteer might even get the opportunity to accompany the circus to a country of Eastern Europe for the month of September.

Tasks, conditions of participation & how to apply

#4 Project: AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS (ZÜRICH)

Start: 01.05.2022 – 30.04.2023 [or by arrangement] -12 months

Deadline for the application: as fast as possible

Description: AFS is the oldest and biggest non-profit organization for intercultural youth exchange in Switzerland. The main task for this position is to support the AFS staff in the application processes for both our sending and hosting participants. This includes checking the applications for completeness, and supporting the program coordinators in guiding applicants through the application and selection process.

Tasks, conditions of participation & how to apply

#5 Project: VEREIN NATURKULTUR (GANTRISCH, BE)

Start: 01.08.2022 – 31.07.2023 – 12 months

Deadline for the application: as fast as possible

Description: Association Naturkultur is an organisation for intercultural and environmental volunteer programs in Switzerland, Israel, Palestine and Ireland. There are different tasks during your stay. Most of the tasks are involving working and living in rural Switzerland, outdoors and indoors: work in a social institution with disabled adults; work with shepherds and farmers in the mountain regions; work in the ski resort there during the winter season; work for the office of the association Naturkultur/ foundation Urgestein.

Tasks, conditions of participation & how to apply

Are you interested in becoming an EVS volunteer?

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

 

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