Three ESC Opportunities with SCI Switzerland!

22 Nov 2022

ESC opportunities available in Switzerland


#1 Project: LÄBESSCHUEL / SCHOOL OF LIFE (Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland)

8 months (from January to August 2023)

Deadline for the application: 18 December 2022

Description: The Läbesschuel / School of life is a project within the intentional community of Schloss Glarisegg. This ESC project was designed for 1 enthusiastic & motivated volunteer who are interested in non-formal alternative education and sustainable living, and who want to gain experience and participate in a innovative educational space full of activities such as: Non-formal education, forest school, communications as well as community-building, self-development and work in intercultural teams. During your months of stay you will get to know the life of a Swiss community and seminar center, Schloss Glarisegg and the wonderful educational methods of Läbesschuel.



12 months (March 2023 – March 2024)

Deadline for the application: 31 January 2023

Description: SCI Switzerland is part of the international network Service Civil International (SCI). SCI Switzerland organizes volunteering projects around the world that contribute to peace in a broad sense: to social justice, sustainable development, equality, solidarity and non-violent conflict resolution. The main task of an ESC volunteer is to support the SCI staff in communicationpublic events, as well as the organization of “Living Libraries“. Additionally, the ESC volunteer can assist in organizing and facilitating non-formal education seminars and trainings.


#3 Project: ZIRKUS LOLLYPOP (Switzerland)

4 months (from 17.04 to 31.08.2023)

Deadline for the application: 31 January 2023 

Description: Circus Lollypop in Lüen is a well-established traveling circus working with children and youth with the aim to encourage young people to develop their own youth culture and gain more self-consciousness. One volunteer will travel with the circus through Switzerland from April until August and make stops at many schools in several cantons. The main work is the circus animation with children and youth. The volunteer will practice with young people different circus elements and at the end of the week the children always present their newly created show in the circus tent in front of many spectators. The volunteer also helps set the circus tent, do technical stuff, crafts and housework and play in the circus band.

How to Apply: 

  • This is a European Solidarity Corps (ESC) project and all ESC conditions apply. Please go to VSI’s ESC pages  to read about the programme. 
  • For more information and details on how to apply, please contact Eimear, VSI’s Programmes Co-ordinator, at