Host families for recruits wanted

Welcome Swiss recruits from abroad!

Young Swiss Abroad can complete military service in Switzerland. The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, aims to support them in various ways during their stay in Switzerland: by providing information and services, help in looking for a host family, and by sending them a small gift with some information and sweets (like chocolate) to improve their quality of life during their service.

These young people are committed to Switzerland. Why not make a commitment yourself and welcome one of them into your home?

The young people will stay with their host family at the weekends during their 18-week military service. They are integrated into their hosts’ environment, where they can observe, interact and form their own opinion about life in Switzerland. The young people don’t just bring an iPad and a dictionary with them, they also bring their own culture and their gratitude.


People who register as a host family offer their young guests free bed and meals – all other expenses are paid by the young people themselves. Host families do not receive remuneration for these stays.

Are you interested in getting involved?

Then fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Registration host family for recruits

About me/us
Marie Bloch

Marie Bloch

Head of Youth Department (absent until March 2023)
+41 31 356 61 24