Our Mission

PIECES is a student run not-for-profit organization founded at the University of St Gallen that bridges the gap between the need for high quality volunteering in the field of education in developing countries and the abundance of capable and engaged potential volunteers in Switzerland.

Upcoming Events

  • Bake Sale at Marktplatz

    The next P.I.E.C.E.S bake sale is just around the corner! On March 11th, we will be waiting for you at Marktplatz with a broad range of delicious cakes, biscuits, and sweets. You’ll find us there from 10h00 to 17h00. Pay us a visit, indulge in a chocolate brownie, and support our cause… Continue reading

  • Sharing Session at HSG

    Thinking about going abroad with PIECES this summer and would like to have more information about the different destinations? Come and meet this winter’s volunteers, listen to their experiences and ask them your questions! We are also going to present the five new projects PIECES is launching this summer. Location to be… Continue reading

  • Fundraising Dinner 2017 at Hotel Krone Unterstrass

    PIECES cordially invites you to attend its annual fundraising dinner. Come learn more about our association and our projects, meet our members, and enjoy an eventful evening in our company.
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Become a Volunteer

Do you want to personally contribute to children’s education? Are you looking for a real growth opportunity and an unparalleled experience? Join PIECES as a volunteer!

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Become a Sponsor

All of our volunteers have the desire to dedicate their time and energy to educating children. However, not all have the necessary financial means to participate in a project. With your help, we can increase the number of projects and multiply our social impact!

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Become a member

Are you interested in building up a great NGO? Would you like to contribute with new ideas, working in teams and develop your leadership skills while having fun? In this case, join PIECES as an active member and learn for life!

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China (Yizhou City)

Indonesia (Makassar)

Nepal (Lamjung)

Nicaragua (León)

Paraguay (Cerrito)

Peru (Arequipa)

Thailand (Uthai Thani)

Zambia (Livingstone)


“Doing a social project was a very fulfilling experience. It was deeply satisfying to give something back, after being a beneficiary of education for many years. Besides offering an opportunity to contribute, the volunteering project taught me important life lessons. During preparation as well as the project itself, I have learnt to show more initiative, assume responsibility, lead in challenging situations and be a better team player.”

Simon Widmer

“Nicaragua may not be a developed country but the people are extremely kind and warm. The children are often curious and our work in PIECES is to combine learning with engaging activities so as to bring about exchange of culture and learning technologies between volunteers and children. Nothing felt more right than building up this community.”

Stella Quek

Our Supporters

All our educational projects would not be possible without their help!

Our Partners

All our educational projects would not be possible without their help!