How you can get involved

Volunteer

We are a non-profit organisation that depends on the commitment of many incredible volunteers – people who truly make a difference.

How you can support us

  • As a Job Coach

    Our participants need more than technical knowledge in order to achieve the goal of a successful integration in the labour market. That’s why our program includes coaching during the internship phase. Each participant is accompanied by one volunteer Job Coach.

    WHAT TO EXPECT
    • Be matched with a participant by the end of the school phase (matching close to your place of residence)
    • Get ready with the help of several coaching workshops
    • Meet your coachee regularly during their internship and help them achieve their goals
    DETAILS
    • You connect easily with people from other cultures than your own
    • You have a good understanding of the Swiss labour market and work culture
    • You can commit to invest time for (bi-)weekly meetings with your coachee

    Interested in coaching one of our participants? Please fill in the following form.
    LAUSANNE ZURICH

    Current dates of the program: check them out in the city closest to your place of residence (Lausanne, Zurich).

    For more information, check our factsheet.

  • As an IT Trainer
    You support our teachers as assistants.

    Teachers in the classroom are supported by volunteer trainers (2+ half day commitment) to help answer questions from the student group and provide 1:1 support during exercises. If you are an IT professional, would like to support our participants solving IT challenges and like to work in a team, come join us. We are also open to suggestions if you would like to provide the class with an input of a specific IT theme.

    WHAT TO EXPECT
    • A classroom of refugee students eager to learn
    • An opportunity to stretch your own knowledge by answering questions
    DETAILS
    • You have an understanding of some web development technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML, Frameworks, Python, SQL, etc)
    • We match your skills to the time in the program where that material is covered
    • No prior teaching experience required

    Interested in training our participants? Please fill in the following form.
    LAUSANNE ZURICH

    Current dates of the program: check them out in the city closest to your place of residence (Lausanne, Zurich).

Our program

News & Events


Launch Party Zurich

Our next batch starts end of March with a new group of talented participants. We are celebrating our kick off on March 20, join us and meet our new participants and the community

20 March 2020, 5.30 PM, Zürich


Powerhouse Romandie

Powercoders just opened its first Powerhouse! Located in the heart of Lausanne, the Powerhouse aims to be an inspiring place for IT passionates where meetups, conferences, hackathons, trainings, and coworking will take place. It will be a center where talented refugees & migrants, IT professionals and social entrepreneurs get together.