Our Mission

P.I.E.C.E.S 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.

We're recruiting volunteers for the winter projects! Search under "get involved" and find out more! 

Important: As for now, only applications for the winter projects are accepted. The application period for the summer projects only starts next semester (spring 2017).

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 P.I.E.C.E.S 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 P.I.E.C.E.S as an active member and learn for life!

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16’530 hours

The amount of time our volunteers already spent making a change!

Indonesia Bali

Indonesia Makassar


Peru Arequipa



“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 P.I.E.C.E.S 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!