Take the initiative


Do you want to develop your own volunteer project – but don’t know where to start? Then collaborate with PIECES and make it happen.

Over the past few years, we have worked hard to develop and improve our volunteer programs all around the world. Our “Develop your project” initiative exists to give you the opportunity to make use of your contacts in developing countries and turn your bright ideas into full blow projects. You will profit from the experience we acquired over the years, we will provide you with staff support, and help you go through all the administrative procedures.

Your ideas don’t have to be fully worked out – we can help with that bit too.

As a student-driven organization, we are specially looking for new ideas and possibilities coming from the students of the University of St.Gallen to make the most of their potential. Of course, we also welcome proposals coming from non-university members. If your idea is selected, you will have the chance to work closely with our Projects Team and experience how a new project is developed. You can also decide that our Projects Team takes over the organization and you end your involvement at this point.

Getting Started

If you are interested, read and follow the instructions of the Project Proposal Handout, get in ouch with your contact abroad or the intermediary organization you know, ask them about their willingness to start a collaboration with PIECES, and gather the information required in the Project Proposal Form.

Please send the filled Project Proposal Form to project@thepieces.ch (PDF, name it Firstname Lastname_Project Proposal, (e.g. Hans Muster_Project Proposal). In case you have any question don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to your concepts!