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ASYLINITIATIVE

Since 2015, Workcamp Switzerland has been committed to the integration of refugees in volunteer work in Switzerland. Asylum seekers are given an opportunity to make a charitable contribution to work and at the same time get to know culture and people better.

„While working in the work camp I learned a lot about the culture and the language, and I also learned a lot of important information about Switzerland.“ Mohammadi Qurbanali, 28

Who can participate?

  • Asylum seekers aged 18-99 (F, N, B, C cards)
  • Basic knowledge of English or French

Why volunteer?

  • Enables asylum seekers to actively participate in the society of the country of arrival
  • Making a meaningful contribution to a charitable project: doing something good
  • Cultural and language exchange with the local population & the international group of volunteers: Learning German/English/French
  • Practical experience in the working world (trade, agriculture, etc.)
  • Voluntary certificate and references for future applications
  • Get to know the new region of Switzerland
  • Free of charge: eating, sleeping and leisure activities

How to register?

We invite interested persons to a personal consultation at Ankerstr. 24 in Zurich. On Wednesdays we offer counselling sessions especially for asylum seekers from 14:00 – 17:00. It is desired to make an appointment with us in advance: on 043 317 19 30 or by info@workcamp.ch. 

Background

A refugee in the asylum procedure has few opportunities to pursue employment. Long waiting times lead to gaps in the asylum seeker’s education or professional career and demotivation. Volunteering makes it possible to break through this lengthy waiting process, gain new motivation and gain practical work experience. It is also an opportunity to identify and support the individual abilities of asylum seekers in the professional, social and practical fields. The language can be tested and used in a practical environment – the work done serves as proof of further employment. The feeling of togetherness within the group of volunteers, the appreciation on the part of the project partners and the local population and personal growth are in the foreground.

 

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