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Old 07.02.2007, 17:14
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Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

Hi there,

I am here in Switzerland staying with my Swiss boyfreind and looking for a job, but would love to do some volunteer work in Lausanne in the meantime - to keep busy etc.

Does anyone have any ideas? (I don't really want to look after children but anything else would be great...)

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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

Hi,

Don't know about Lausanne but try this outfit in Geneva www.icvolunteers.org. Worked with them once and are a load of fun.
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

One thing I can think of is the thrift store (second hand items) run by the salvation army. I believe that most of the people working in there are volunteers, and they'd probably welcome more help. It is at Rue de la Borde 24, just up from Place du Tunnel.
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Old 12.04.2007, 10:17
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

Here are a bunch of links from
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Volunteers-in-CH
that you could go through. Perhaps you will find something of interest near you...

A way to volunteer online
A UN sponsored program that puts people with IT, communications, research etc. skills in touch with charities that need those skills. You work by email/web. Might give opportunities for skilled expats in CH without German language.
http://www.onlinevolunteering.org

AIDS Hilfe Switzerland
http://www.aids.ch/d/index.php

ASHA for Education Zurich Chapter
an action group for basic education in India
http://www.asha-zurich.ch

Amnesty International in Switzerland
http://www.amnesty.ch

Benevol
volunteer opportunities - in German
http://www.freiwilligenjob.ch

Bergwald Projekt
http://www.silviva.ch/bildungswerkstatt/index.html

Blood Donating in Switzerland - Blutspende
http://www.blutspende.ch/de/home.htm

Caritas Switzerland
http://www.caritas.ch

Children in Need - Kinder in Not Switzerland
http://www.kinderinnot.ch

Forum Freiwilligenarbeit
info and links for Volunteer opportunities in CH
http://www.forum-freiwilligenarbeit.ch

Greenpeace Switzerland
http://www.greenpeace.ch/onlinewarrior/php/home_d.html

Kovive - Holidays for Needy Children in Switzerland
http://www.kovive.ch

Lifespark - Swiss based organization
Arranges pen-pals for people on death row.
http://www.lifespark.org

Mountain Wilderness Switzerland
Caring for nature
http://www.mountainwilderness.ch

Paidos - Helping Children in Geneva who are in Difficult Situations
http://www.paidos.org

SOS Kinderdorf Switzerland
http://www.sos-kinderdorf.ch

Schweizer Tafeln
coordinates food collections throughout CH
http://www.schweizer-tafeln.ch/de

Sport The Bridge
Swiss Charity Org for Street Children in Ethiopia
http://www.sportthebridge.ch

Stiftung für das kritisch kranke Kind
http://www.stiftung-chance.ch

Swiss Deaf Association
http://www.swissdeaf.ch

Swiss Homeless Soccer/Football League
http://www.in-kick.org

Swiss Red Cross
http://www.redcross.ch/e

Swiss Red Cross Kanton Zuerich
http://www.roteskreuzzuerich.ch

Swiss Sport for Disabled Association
http://www.plusport.ch

SwissSolidarity.org
fundraising site for disasters
http://www.swiss-solidarity.org

Terres des Hommes
http://www.tdh.ch/cms/index.php?id=391&L=1

The Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
http://www.sbv-fsa.ch

Tischlein Deck Dich
program to help feed the poor in CH
http://www.tischlein.ch

UNICEF Switzerland
http://www.unicef.ch

World Wildlife Fund Switzerland
http://www.wwf.ch
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

Hi,
you could do some volunteering at the big public hospital- CHUV in lausanne -they have a volunteer service.
http://www.chuv.ch/chuv_home/chuv_pa..._benevolat.htm

or contact the Vaudois Volunteer Association

Av. de Rumine 2 1005 Lausanne Vaud / Suisse 021/312.13.14 021/312.99.03
http://www.benevolat-vaud.ch/compone...rch/Itemid,24/

You might want to see if one of the English speaking Churches eg. the Scottish Kirk in Lausanne needs help with any of their activities.
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

Hi, saw this today. I f you are interested in the environment might be interesting. based at Nyon but working in lake Geneva region
jo
Eco-volontaires, Nyon


Dans le cadre d'un événement annuel en faveur de l'environnement, nous recherchons dans la région de Lausanne et de Genève des "éco-volontaires" pour former une équipe dynamique afin d'assurer différentes activités d'accueil, d'encadrement et d'organisation.
- Si vous aimez votre région, êtes dynamiques et souhaitez contribuer à la protection du lac Léman en vous impliquant pendant 1 jour ou plus, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter : 078 629 48 40.
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

The Vaudois Volunteer Association is only somewhat helpful. The lady there has an old list of charities who need help, including the thrift shops, from which she prints you something like a letter of introduction. The volunteer is expected to contact and organize his own work. It's good to visit (must have an appointment), but one will be calling different organizations on his own any way.

Happy volunteering!
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

Hi, we need volunteers for ASHA Zurich. If your interested let us know!

Good Luck!
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Re: Volunteering opportunities in Lausanne

sounds like this thread contains a bunch of useful leads. I wasn't aware of all this volunteering opp'ties.


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