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Mountain Forest Project (Bergwaldprojekt)

Program Duration

1-2 Week


April - October


No specific qualifications required. For the projects in German speaking regions basic German skills are required. For the ones in the French speaking part of Switzerland basic French skills are mandatory.


  • French
  • German

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Registration fees
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Participation is free of charge for volunteers. The Mountain Forest Project covers accommodation, meals and project management. Simple group accommodation close to the working area are organised and provided. The Volunteers will have to pay for their journey to and from the location of the project. The Mountain Forest Project highly recommends the public means of transport.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Conservation
  • Parks
  • Reforestation
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting

Typical Volunteer

A typical Bergwaldprojekt work week is no holiday job nor for late risers and would look like this: arriving on Sunday afternoon, foot march to the lodging (luggage is usually transported by a vehicle), settle in, slide presentation and introducing yourselves. Monday to Friday: get up at six, copious breakfast, work in the mountain forest, which includes a half-day excursion as well as clearing the table after dinner and washing-up. At the end of the week, maintenance of working tools and cleaning of lodging. Feedback round, travel home on Saturday morning.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 10-15

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other

Typically The Application Process Time is

3 weeks