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).

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