What we’re about
Welcome to the International Volunteers for WWF Switzerland Meetup! We are a group of English speaking individuals living in Switzerland who are passionate about supporting the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
This group was formed because we noticed a large number of volunteers who were eager to support WWF in Switzerland, and felt more comfortable communicating in English. All of our groups and meetings are in English. We are here to work alongside the other WWF groups, but also host events of our own. Of course, if you speak German/Swiss German/any other language, you are more than welcome to join us!
We host a wide variety of events, from rescuing migratory birds, to having an expert talk to us about solar energy, to learning about species and ecosystems... to just hanging out! We are open to your input and ideas, or even developing your own projects. Our events take place mostly in Zurich, Zug, Basel, and virtual events which we will specify this in the event title.
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Winter Cleanup near WWF Headquarters.WWF Schweiz, Zürich, ZH
As the weather is getting a bit warmer, we will try again!
We frequently starting indoor activities in the winter, as the weather can be .......challenging. However, the trash along the roads is still there, no matter the weather.
Join us for an adventurous, winter clean up near the WWF Headquarters in Zürich. We supply the trash gripping-tongs (Greifzangen), gloves, and garbage bags.
Note: dress appropriately!
Afterwards, we can go get something warm to drink (Glühwein, coffee, tea, etc.) and get to know each other a bit.
Meet in the Southeast part of the courtyard in front of WWF at 13:00.
- Active on organic farm in ZugGrüezi Garte, Allenwinden
Are you passionate about sustainable farming and preserving biodiversity? Grüezi Garte, the organic farm in Allenwinden, Zug, invites you to join us for a day of eco-friendly fun and meaningful work! Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about sustainable agriculture and learn about organic farming practices.
What: We are seeking volunteers to help plant young trees (including rare varieties), cultivate herbs, construct small structures in hedges for small mammals, insects, and reptiles, and maintain existing ecological and natural elements crafted by WWF volunteers in previous years.
When: Friday March 8th, from 9am to 4pm (lunch will be provided)
Where: Meeting point is at the farm, Grüezi Garte, in Allenwinden Zug: https://gruezigarte.ch/
Important Note: The event will be family-friendly. However, as our activities are weather-dependent and mainly outdoors, the comfort of smaller children may be affected in rainy or winter-like conditions.
Let's come together to make a positive impact on our environment. Your help will make a difference!
- Let's build weasel castles!Regensberg, Regensberg, ZH
Hiding places and shelters for weasels are being lost. To encourage weasels, we will build weasel castles together.
As part of our "Nature connects - active on the farm" project, spend a day on a farm, get a taste of farm life, donate your labor, create and maintain ecologically valuable structures, and learn about (organic) farming and the protection of biodiversity in one of the most beautiful areas of the canton of Zurich.
Sign up on the WWF website: https://events.wwf.ch/natureinsaetze/Natur_verbindet_Wieselburgen_bauen
- Clean up Chatzesee (Zurich Affoltern)Seebad Katzensee, Zürich, ZH
🌳 Let's roll up our sleeves and make a positive impact on our environment! Join us for a community-driven forest cleanup at Chatzesee, nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Zurich Affoltern. 🌿
As nature lovers and responsible citizens, it's our duty to preserve the beauty of our local ecosystems. Together, we'll tackle litter and debris along the forest area and surrounding walking paths, ensuring that this serene oasis remains pristine for all to enjoy.
This cleanup isn't just about tidying up; it's a chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for environmental stewardship. Whether you're a seasoned eco-warrior or someone looking to dip their toes into community activism, everyone is welcome!
🗓️ Date: 20.4.2024
🕘 Time: 12:00
📍 Location: Seebad Katzensee, Katzenseestrasse 497, 8046 Zürich
What to Bring:
- Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes
- Reusable water bottle
- Positive energy and enthusiasm!
- Trash gripping-tongs (Greifzangen)
- Garbage bags
- A sense of accomplishment!
See you there! 🌍💚