Meet the people behind our work.
General manager, 60%
General manager, 60%
Almost every day we step into our club house, push open the massive entrance doors and wonder what will happen today. No two days are the same, and we embrace that. For the most part, these unforeseen encounters are at the core of our work: Encounters and relationships with people of all ages and walks of life.
What you might not see from the outside is how many hours we invest in relationships with all of the people around us, even if it's not within a defined offer or project. Big and small stories and encounters that happen between people, and can't be neatly summarised into an end-of-year review. Prayers and contacts that happen because of our faith in God and people, and because we try our best to live out our faith in charity. That's what thrills us about our work.
Social deacon, 40%
Since the first grade, I've been closely involved with the YMCA/YWCA. My last internship for my education as a Social Deacon / Community Animation Worker was with the YMCA/YWCA Zurich, and I liked it here so much that I decided to stay longer-term. Today, my duties include coordinating our recurring events. I love working together with our volunteers, and the day-to-day life at the YMCA/YWCA Zurich, where there's something new happening every day.
Assistant manager and coordinator of Armenia partnership, 40%
In the middle of the hectic center of Zurich, we want to create an oasis where people can be accepted for who they are.
In Armenia, where we've had a partner YMCA for the past 15 years, they say that every guest is a gift from God. This is my conviction as well, and I always find it fascinating to see what people God sends to our house.
Volunteer coordination and support, 60%
I love to work with people. I find it fascinating to hear news from all around the world, from different sources and to compare them. I also enjoy hiking and riding my bicycle.
Walking with Jesus for me means learning to let go of my caution and encounter people openly. It would be my pleasure to meet you
I have gained much experience as EVS intern by Cevi-Zürich. Here I not only got the chance to improve my German, but also learn a lot about Switzerland and myself. I am also thankful that it, in spite of corona, was possible for me to have an interesting and challenging sabbatical year.
Continuing education intern from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, 100%
As a leader of the YMCA/YWCA group in Altstetten-Albisrieden, the YMCA/YWCA has been and is still an important part of my everyday life. Through my studies in the field of social work, I'm looking forward to getting to know the YMCA/YWCA professionally, as well. I'm so excited to be able to support the YMCA/YWCA in this new way.