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Caritas-Bergeinsatz. Help mountain farming families in need

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The whole of Switzerland

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Year-round

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Volunteers help Swiss mountain farming families who are experiencing an emergency due to accident, illnesses, pregnancies, or some other hardship. Help with a range of occasional work such as hay making, farm work, animal care, household chores, childcare and the like, and experience the joy of the simple life in the mountains.

Commitment: 

At least one week (5 days), mainly in the work-intensive months from spring to autumn 

Location: 

Throughout Switzerland

How it will work: 

The daily work schedule is set out by the farming family. This will vary depending on the weather and whatever work is required at the time.

Introduction: 

The mountain farming family introduces the tasks and oversees the work during your stay.

Support: 

The family provides support. The office of Caritas-Bergeinsatz is ready to assist if need be.

Tasks: 

Volunteers help out a Swiss mountain farming family experiencing some hardship, free of charge. They support the family in their day-to-day work and help out where needed. Common tasks include: yard and barn work, hay making, fence-mending, household chores and childcare.

Requirements:
  • Between 18 and 70 years old
  • Mentally and physically fit enough to help with typical farming work.
  • Able to speak the local language
Note:
  • Volunteers and mountain farming families take personal abilities and skills into account
  •  We provide relief for a farming family in a challenging situation (not a farm holiday)
  • Food and lodging are included

Project language

German, French

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Our project partners
Caritas Switzerland

Caritas-Bergeinsatz is a department of Caritas Switzerland situated in Lucerne with a branch office in Lausanne. Caritas-Bergeinsatz has been awarded Swiss Zewo certification as a non-profit organization.