Project days or weeks May
Work site in a mountain forest in Switzerland, e.
g. in the cantons of Graubünden, Schwyz, St. Gall
At any rate, do not hesitate to contact
Corporate Volunteering Partners
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 6, 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
The forest dynamics allow no long term forecast of the work
to be done; the jobs will be decided upon right before the
work week begins, according to the needs of the forest. Possible
tasks such as construction of trails, bulkheads, protections
and fences against wildlife browsing, tending of the forest
or the biotope, planting, or clearing stump areas are instructed
by experienced group leaders and trained project leaders.
Lodging is mainly in simple alpine or forest cabins, or vacation
centre houses (dormitories) with warm showers.
We serve wholemeals. Lunch consists of a soup prepared upon
a fire in the forest.
The basic equipment consists of warm clothes suitable for
mountain climate, including spares for rainy days. Two pairs
of heavy mountain boots are imperative, as well as a good
anorak, sleeping bag, pocket torch, and thermos flask.
No forestry knowledge is required. Travel and insurance are
payable by the participants.
The costs are paid by the companies or organisations. The
price is depending on the number of participants and duration
of the assignment.
Please do not hesitate to contact
us for further information.