Volunteer with WWF Switzerland:
The main aim is to improve acceptance of predators such as wolves, bears and lynx in the alpine range. This will be done by helping alpine farmers reduce predation damage through herd protection measures. An extra goal is to increase the understanding of these species in both city and mountain-dwellers.
Successful herd protection is essential
The re-colonization of Switzerland by lynx, bears and wolves can cause problems for the local population. The implementation of specific herd protection measures can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of attacks by the large carnivores. Furthermore the maintenance of traditional shepherding can benefit the ecological quality of high mountain pastures and forests. Protection measures however, are often frowned upon by herd owners because they require additional work and expenditure.
Herd protection measures need help!
WWF volunteers will attend an introduction course. They will then be allocated to a farm for a period of time. During this period they will implement protection measures in accordance with a scheme developed in France called “PastoraLoup”. The volunteer’s role is to actively participate in the daily work routine: they will spend the night outdoors with the guarding dogs to stand watch over the herd; they will inform tourists on the role of guarding dogs and will explain which behaviours to adopt when encountering one. Volunteers will also help raise protective fencing in specific areas. An unforgettable experience. Nights spent out in the open, long walks following the herd in beautiful mountain ranges: volunteers will experience both the joys and hardships of a shepherd’s life. Participating in the ‘Help the shepherd’ programme is a concrete action you can take. You will help the environment, by promoting sustainable farming, and you will facilitate the wolves’ return to the Alps. It is also an extraordinary adventure!
If you are interested in particiapting in this incredible opportunity: http://www.wwf.ch/fr/cequevouspouvezfaire/soyezactifs/devenezbenevole/aideauxbergers/ or if you interested in the French equivalent http://www.ferus.fr/benevolat/pastoraloup.
If you want to take part in a conservation project and experience life in another country, these are the roles for you.
From bird monitoring in Asia to installing artificial nests in Bulgaria or training birdwatchers in Africa, you’re sure to have an adventure unlike any other.
To do any of these placements you must speak English and be over 18. You can browse our opportunities below.
Dear Friends of Serve the City Geneva,
We have a couple of events scheduled to correspond with World Clean Up Day and wanted to invite you to sign up for one of the events.
A. We are looking for a few energetic cleaners to help clear some of the overgrown animal cages in Bellevue at the Zoo Parc d’Accueil. The animals will be very grateful for your time! This will be a half day event 9-12:30.
B. Another option is to help with some cleaning at Villa Julien at Ali Baba a second hand shop run by Carrefour Rue in Geneva (click “Activités” and then “Caverne Ali Baba” for information.) This is a full day event, from 9:00 to 16:00 .
It’s easy to sign up. Just send an email here: email@example.com stating your project of interest (either “A” or “B” – or “Either event.”) We will then send you more details on the project. Let us know if you would not mind taking up a the job of a project team leader some time.
As you have experienced recently the temperatures have been plummeting well below zero. A bitter cold is gripping the whole Europe. To date, over 200 people have died and millions of others are affected across the continent, including many in Geneva.
One of our faithful service providers, The Salvation Army, are asking for our assistance as it aims to cope with the increasing demand of people in need.
There is an opportunity to serve lunches to those impacted by these Artcic conditions every day from 11:30 – 14:00.
If you want to serve, please contact Richard Holt at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and kind consideration.
Serve the City Geneva
The ASK volunteer programme is for volunteers who want to make a difference through volunteering. To truly make a difference, volunteers need to be committed to their volunteer service, and be willing to invest their time to make a change in the lives of people who need their help.
ASK volunteer program provides the opportunity and the support to both adults and young adults (ages 15 through 18) to make a difference in their community through volunteering. Through a unique network approach, ASK volunteer program exposes the volunteers to positive experiences that may affect their views on community service… now and in the future.
WHO COULD BE AN ASK VOLUNTEER?
Someone we can call upon to help us during their free time, to assist in one of the many activities run by ASK. Our volunteers include young adults who mentor a peer and/or help out at the monthly organized outings. We are a parent community that believes in using our time & talent to help children; young and not so young, who need a little more attention, time and patience to reach their best potential in life.
Please visit our website Programs link and view the programs that may interest you.
Sale of Mimosa to raise funds which will enable disadvantaged children to go on holiday and will support the “Activity Days” project.
28 January 2012
The Red Cross of Geneva are looking for volunteers to lend a hand in their new project: “Me, Elderly”.
- to improve the daily lives and well-being of elderly people across Geneva
- to develop and facilitate aid between generations
- to visit retirement homes in Geneva and spend time with the elderly
Are you young, motivated and willing to make a difference to the lives of the elderly?
For more information email: email@example.com
Present wrapping in Geneva’s department stores – December
Wrapping presents at Payot in order to raise money for kids in Geneva and orphans in an Eastern European country.
Choose a time a minimum of 3 hours.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity name: Project AWARE – Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education
Activity duration: 5hrs of self study and 4hrs of class time.
Date of offer: Courses take place from 16h to 20h – dates to be confirmed.
Outline of activity with a description: This course covers information about aquatic ecosystem degradation alongwith conservation measures to protect aquatic resources.
A. The purpose of the Project AWARE Specialty is to familiarize divers and nondivers with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and to describe what individuals can do to help protect them. You are encouraged to elaborate beyond the detail in this outline to accommodate the needs and interests of your students.
B. This program is designed for classroom presentation only; no dives are required. It is highly recommended that this program be conducted in conjunction with other specialties such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, AWARE — Fish Identification and other programs such as Discover Snorkeling, Skin Diver course, etc.
C. Because the Project AWARE Specialty program does not have any dive or skill requirements, participants do not receive a specialty diving certification card. However, participants may receive a PADI completion (nondiving) card and/or a Project AWARE Certificate of Recognition.
Qualifications: Open to students of all ages.
Costs: 110CHF per student.
If you would like further information please contact Vladimir Stosic (email@example.com).