An open space in the heart of Zurich, since 2018.

Welcome to the YMCA/YWCA Zurich

The "Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof" is our association's home, built for us in 1911.
Come in, get to know us and the unique atmosphere of our association.

So einzigartig jeder Mensch ist, so vielfältig sind unsere Angebote.


  • learn more about us, our work and our activities,
  • have a coffee or tea,
  • work in peace in the o-woking space and use our integrated daycare facility,
  • get a tent fixed,
  • browse our shop,
  • join one of our many leisure activities,
  • simply take a break, or need someone to talk to,
  • ...


in our flexible meeting place,  workspace, shop and café. We'd love to meet you! get to know this unique organisation and our open space in the heart of downtown Zurich. 

We're open for everybody from
Tuesdays to Fridays, 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM

Questions? Get in touch!


We're also a shop - with an interesting concept

Have a look, be inspired, support our work!

Besides various supplies for scouting and camping, we also sell various items of local craftspeople with a shop-in-shop concept. Souvenirs, babies' bibs, handbags, scarves, and much more...

Apart from this, most of our furniture (including tables and chairs from the café) can be purchased as well.

In late November every year, we have our combined Christmas market and open-house day. After that, our flea market stays open in the shop for another two to three weeks - everything there is sold for donations without fixed prices.

Meet our shop-in-shop partners below.

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YMCA/YWCA Zurich shop

Only available here: the YMCA Squeasy bottle! You can conveniently adjust this bottle to hold between 0.3 and 0.7 litres (10 to 23 fl oz). We offer a varietly of different colours for both caps and bottles, from which you can pick and choose what you like best! Our manufacturer:

Also available in our selection: bottle openers, key chains, tote bags, various accessories, decorations and many more things. We also frequently have new items in our store.

Almost all of our furniture in the shop can also be bought. These are sold for donations - you pay as much as you like and what it’s worth to you.

Interested? Get in touch at leitung(at) or in person in our shop.


YMCA/YWCA Zurich also offers a selection of items from Armenia. The proceeds from this  support our partner YMCA in Spitak, Armenia. Our products are imported directly from Armenia and some of them are manufactured by people from the Spitak YMCA themselves, as they are in the process of setting up a woodworking shop and a sewing studio. We offer a variety of frequently changing items, including wood carvings, clothes and ornate key chains. 

Interested? Get in touch at armenien(at) or in person in our shop.

YMCA Scouting supply store

The Association of YMCA's/YWCA's in Zurich, Schaffhausen and Glarus offers a wide variety of supplies for YMCA scouting activities. Whistle cords, song books, activity plans for kids, YMCA logo earrings, and uniform badges - you can find anything here! And if not, you can order it. Just get in touch with us in advance.

If you need anything from the official Swiss scouting supply store hajk, you can order it directly in-store and pick it up a few days later.

Interested? Get in touch at, call 044 213 20 50 or ask in person in our shop.

Guides and Scouts supply store

The Guides and Scouts of Zurich (Pfadi Zürich) also have their corner in our shop, where they sell a variety of supplies such as:

  • Scouting uniform shirts and bags
  • Scouting books like Rondo, Thilo, Technix & more
  • Scouting souvenirs and various badges
  • and much more...

If you need anything from the official Swiss scouting supply store hajk, you can order it directly in-store and pick it up a few days later.

Interested? Get in touch at 043 333 53 53, or in person in our shop.


hajk is the official Swiss supply store for your scouting needs - and they also offer a variety of outdoor and sporting equipment...

Through our partnership with hajk, you can order all products of their online shop. We're an official, free pick up point - the only one in Switzerland!

Benefit from free pickup with in-store orders ONLY


We also partner with renowned tent manufacturer Spatz.

Meet our Spatz partners every Thursday afternoon for consulting and questions. Drop off damaged tents and pick them up once they're repaired.

Spatz also designed their children's play tent especially for us. See it set up in our children's play area and order yours in-store!

Interested? Visit the Spatz website or meet our partners in-store on Thursday afternoons.

Glockenhof Scouts

The Glockenhof scouting group (Gloggipfadi) offers a selections of items in our shop: T-shirts, socks, badges, "100 years of Glockenhof" book.

Interested? Visit their website or get in touch at sekretariat(at) or in person in our shop.


We’re two sisters who love to experiment with all kinds of handicrafts and artwork. Mirjam’s favourite activity is knitting, she loves to try out the most complicated patterns. Sina likes sewing best and creates make-up pouches, babies’ bibs and many other things. We both also love to try out new ideas and techniques.

However, we make way too many things to use all of them ourselves. For the last few years, we’ve been selling some of our things at the Cevi Zurich Christmas market, so we can buy new materials from the proceeds. We’re thrilled to now be able to offer our products in the shop year-round.

Webb Design

Besides my work at Cevi Zurich, I also work around one day a week for Webb Design, Christa Wiedemeier Webb. In my studio in Würenlos (Aargau), I bring ideas and dreams to life with creativity. I love to create souvenirs and gifts like key chains, bracelets, cutting boards, baby clothes, pillows, and more. In 2016, we bought our laser engraving machine ‚Ray‘, which we use to turn any item into a unique, personal gift. All of our items are hand-made and unique.

We look forward to your visit! More about Webb Design...

Co-Working space

A quiet place to work or study, completely free to use, in the heart of Zurich.
Parents can take advantage of our integrated childcare facility.
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Our workspace is located five minutes from Zurich main station, directly next to Bahnhofstrasse. We offer a quiet place to work, with the possibility of creative connections. Straightforward, no registration, supported through donations. Cosy, familiar atmosphere without the need to purchase anything -  for meetings or solo work with integrated childcare.

Come by to relax or get some work done. We offer secure, free wi-fi; a printer, scanner, electrical outlets as well as coffee and snacks.


Our concept: no fixed prices. Evenryone contributes what they want to and are able to, simply leave your donation in one of the piggy banks on tables and at the bar

Our work is made possible through donations and volunteer work. We're grateful for every little bit.
We're also a "Café surprise" - if you like, you can pay it forward and offer a free coffee to someone in need.
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Our volunteer hosts maintain the café with a lot of love and care, and look forward to meeting you.

Since the end of August 2018, we also have our shop and co-working space adjacent to the café.

You do not need to purchase anything to spend time in our café. If you wish, you can eat food you brought with you. We offer a simple selection of hot and cold beverages, and snacks.

Location: Cevi Zentrum Glockenhof, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zürich
Opening hours

Flea market

Our flea market is set up caringly by our volunteers for our Christmas market in late November. It stays open for two to three weeks in November and December. A great place for bargain hunters, second-hand afficionados and treasure seekers. We refill our shelves daily - don't miss anything!

Opening hours

Tue - Fri 1 PM - 5 PM
Sat 10 AM - 5 PM

Closed on statutory holidays of the city of Zurich and company holidays (see Calendar)

Longer opening hours may be possible upon request: contact leitung(at)