Become a mentor

You would like to...

contribute to the well-being and integration of a young migrant by creating a relationship of trust and exchange and by sharing special moments together.
regularly share a meal, participate in leisure activities, or show them your hobbies or interests.
give some of your time to a young migrant by regularly offering them a friendly, listening ear and personal guidance.

... and you are someone who:

Anybody over the age of 25 who is a Swiss resident* without a criminal record and who wishes to offer long-term volunteer support to a young migrant.

  • is aware of the current migratory situation and would like to express your solidarity.
  • is willing to offer long-term, volunteer support to a young migrant in order to contribute to their personal development.
  • wants to share special moments with a young person and is willing to listen to them and give them advice.

Existing projects and initiatives

Commiting to a defined length of time to guarantee a quality relationship

Creating a trusting relationship takes time. This is why young migrants and their mentors build long-term relationships by spending a few hours together each month. At the end of 9 months, the two of them decide whether they want to continue the relationship.

Questions that you may be asking yourself
What is my role as a mentor?
Who could be my protégé(e)?
What can I, as a mentor, offer a young migrant?
What support will I get during my mentorship?

Registration, the first step towards becoming a mentor

  • Fill in the contact form on the website
  • ISS or its partner in your canton will contact you
  • Information session
  • Interview with a coordinator
  • Being put in touch with a young migrant
  • Signing the mentorship agreement