Invest your money and your time in meaningful projects.


We're always looking for more people who want to invest their time and their energy in meaningful projets as volunteers.
  • Would you like to serve people at our café?
  • Or would you enjoy helping our caregivers in Gloggespiel?
  • Do you have experience in fundraising and would be interested in helping us out one day a week
  • Do you enjoy participating in various projects every now and then?
  • Would you enjoy helping out at our Cinema evenings in some form?

Get in touch with us!

"Dear J,
How are you? I hope you're doing alright (...)
I got the job reference a couple of days ago, thanks so much! Reading it reminded me of how great it was to work at the YMCA with all of you. Say hello to everyone at the YMCA Zurich for me. See you soon!"
L. S., August 2016

Benevol Switzerland says: "Volunteer work is a societal contribution to people or the environment. It is non-paid and usually finite in time. Volunteer work complements and enriches paid work, but does not seek to compete against it."


Volunteer year or semester

Are you finished school? Would you like to do a gap year, or take a break for a few months? Are you looking for meaningful work, to learn new skills and grow as a person?

Then join us and invest your time at the YMCA/YWCA Zurich!

Besides room and board and an allowance, we offer you an unforgettable experience, many interesting people to meet and things to learn! You'll also have the opportunity to improve your German, if that's something you need, and to practice your communication skills in the social field.

If you're interested, contact us with your CV and cover letter: leitung(at)

We'd love to meet you!


As a member, you can support our work and observe your privileges and duties as a part of our association.

Members of the YMCA/YWCA Zurich are individual members or group members (Statutes, Art. 8)
Anyone over the age of 16 can be an individual member. To become a member, fill out the application form (available for download below) including a reason for joining. The central board will decide the acceptance of new individual members (Statutes, Art. 9)

The membership fee is CHF 100 per year (as of 2012). The central board can reduce the membership fee for active members.

Individual membership
Individual members profess to the principles of the YMCA and YWCA, as follows:

YMCA: "The Young Men's Christian Associations aim to connect young men who recognise Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour according to Scripture, who beleive in Him and want to be His disciples, who want to spread His kingdom among other young men."
YWCA: "Faith in God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour , and in the Holy Spirit, revealer of truth, source of all our strength for life and service, as God's Word teaches."
Individual members respect the guiding principles and of the YMCA/YWCA Switzerland (Statutes, Art. 9).

Active membership
Active members are individual members who actively invest their time in the YMCA/YWCA Zurich within the scope of their personal capabilities. Active members are responsible for the activities and events of the association. They serve other as volunteers, in the scope of their personal capabilities and in agreement with the general managers of the YMCA/YWCA Zurich. 
Active members promote the aims of the YMCA/YWCA Zurich through their volunteer work (Statutes, Art. 10)

Group membership
Group membership is suitable for YMCA/YWCA groups and associations within the city of Zurich, as well as other organisations who actively support and take part in the work of the YMCA/YWCA Zurich and/or want to help shape the work of Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof.
Applications for group membership can be made to the central board. Acceptance of new group members is decided by the general assembly (Statutes, Art. 12).

Interested in becoming a part of the YMCA/YWCA Zurich?

Then fill out the attached PDF form and send it to us, either by mail or by email to leitung(at)

download pdf
Antragsformular Mitgliedschaft Cevi Zürich