A Guide to Volunteering in Switzerland

If you would like to volunteer in Europe then we highly recommend you consider Switzerland as your destination. Expect stunning scenery, amazing landscapes, lots of things to do and also meaningful projects which are available to join all year round. If you have always wanted to visit Switzerland then volunteering is a great way to do something rewarding where you will get to experience the country like a local.


Location of Projects

Most volunteer projects are located in rural areas away from the big cities but other placements can be found in places like:

  • Zurich
  • Geneva
  • Basel
  • Bern
  • Lausanne
  • Winterthur
  • St. Gallen
  • Lucerne
  • Biel/Bienne
  • Thun


How You Can Help

International and local organisations operate volunteer placements Switzerland where you can help local communities. Some placements include helping disabled people, adults with special needs and learning difficulties, helping elderly people or working on cultural, admin and creative arts projects. Projects can be really rewarding way to meet local people, sample the local food/culture and actually make a difference. WWOOF is also a popular option where you can live and volunteer at farms in the countryside. You get free board and meals in exchange for helping out.


How to Apply

Some organisations offer structured volunteer abroad packages where you will need to pay a fee to join, this usually covers your accommodation, meals, placements, training and in-country support. Sometimes minimum stays of at least 7 days are required and you can apply all year round.


Help / Advice

If you need any help in arranging a volunteer placement in Switzerland please get in touch.


Reviews & Testimonials

If you have ever been to volunteer in Switzerland and would like to write about your experience, recommend a recruiter or share any advice please contact us.


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