The idea behind the foundation of Workcamp Switzerland had Sophie Kaiser. She volunteered in different projects in Europe and Latin America. Her experiences got it on to organise Workcamps in Switzerland and to place volunteers abroad. On 10th January 2004 the association Workcamp Switzerland was founded by enthusiastic young people.

Beside her own belief and sound idealism, there were many other convincing reasons to found Workcamp Switzerland:

Great demand

A survey of 2003 by the university of Bern department social work, showed that the great demand for voluntary work abroad exceeds the supply. Apparently not for everybody a voluntary service abroad is possible. Workcamp Switzerland wants to contribute by providing more possibilities in this field to young people.

Close the gap

Workcamp Switzerland got assistance by the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations. To this international network belong several national workcamp organisations; members of 29 countries, which cooperate with many other partner organisations worldwide. Up until now without a Swiss organisation, Workcamp Switzerland closed this gap.



All the programmes 2019 worldwide are published on the SEARCH ENGINE.



Volunteering for refugees


Board members wanted


Meeting of members 3 April 2019









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