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:
    JOB COACH

    Current dates of the program: check them out here.

    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:
    IT TRAINER

    Current dates of the program: check them out here.

    For more information, check our factsheet.

Our program

News & Events


Graduation Ceremony - Powercoders Deutschschweiz

Powercoders Zürich 2020-2 is coming to an end. Join our online graduation ceremony and let’s celebrate together the start of a new chapter in our participants’ life with their internships.

Friday 4th December, 12:30 PM to 13:15 PM

Online – ZOOM


Powerhouse Romandie

Located in the heart of Lausanne, the Powerhouse Romandie aims to be an inspiring place for IT passionates where meetups, conferences, hackathons, trainings, and coworking will take place. Come and have a coffee with us or book a desk or conference room.

Place de la Gare 10, Lausanne


Powercoders is hiring!

Are you interested to work within a non-profit organization and to support our team in impacting lives of refugees and migrants in Switzerland?

Apply best before 30 November 2020 for our open job position “Program Coordinator”.

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