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Details needed for volunteer

Hello Everyone,

Recently I have moved to Switzerland and new to this forum as well.

Currently I stay in Schwyz kanton.

Working as project manager in logistics and supply chain sector.I am searching for some volunteer activites during the weekends. For eg:helping some old people to do their weekend tasks or managing some activities in an orphanage or something related it .

Would really appreciate if you could assist me with this.
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Old 22.07.2014, 12:02
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Re: Details needed for volunteer

Welcome Dipin.

There is an excellent umbrella organization in Swotzerland for local volunteers called www.benevol.ch. Most cantons have a subsite where specific jobs are then advertised. I have used the site here in Jura and have become involved with a couple of organizations where I've had a lot of good experiences.

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Re: Details needed for volunteer

How's your German?

Red Cross Schwyz is always looking for volunteers for their senior services - visiting, driving, helping out in emergencies, etc. But you will need to be able to communicate easily with those you are helping, and most older folks will be German speakers.

http://www.srk-schwyz.ch/freiwilligenarbeit_srk.htm

And from the Lachen Gemeinde website:
http://www.lachen.ch/de/soziales/alt...rg&org_id=6907


Another organization dedicated to helping the elderly is Pro Senectute. They are looking for people to help with 'Besuchsdienst', visiting homebound seniors. There might be other opportunities as well. The Ausserschwyz office is here:
http://www.sz.pro-senectute.ch/ausserschwyz.html


And, the Alzheimerverein of Schwyz and Uri often needs volunteers. Giving an hour or two of your time to spend with a patient being cared for by his/her family, to allow the family member a little time off is such a worthwhile thing to do:
http://www.alzheimerurischwyz.ch/cms...n:Zeit_spenden
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What a great idea! Good for you!
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I second ECB's idea.

I do some volunteering work through Benevol and they have many possibilities.

My German isn't that good either, so there's something
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Re: Details needed for volunteer

Thank you ECB,meloncollie,thank you for your suggestions.

I will go through this.

I do not know german ,but can manage french .Lets see how it will works.

Thanks to all .
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