About Us

Whether it’s a new job, a new hobby, or a new volunteer opportunity – there’s always a fun listing here to keep you busy!

We’re so glad you’re here, because it means you’re motivated to stay active, keep busy, and find meaningful work while you’re living here in Switzerland. We have a broad definition of what meaningful work can be – it’s not just a paid job in your studied career, but it could also be a pursuit of your passion, doing volunteer work, getting further education, and/or getting physical!

We’re focused on what you can do, not on what you can’t

Remember the nervous excitement you felt when you first moved here, all possibilities and opportunities available? They still are! Whether you’re hoping to start a new career or fulfill a different dream or calling you’ve always had, we’re here to support and motivate you. We invite you to be open as you read through this site and see that there are many options and opportunities in Switzerland to keep you stimulated (both physically and mentally!) and fulfilled during your time here.

Help Wanted!

We’re always looking for new tips, advice, updated information, and personal success stories to keep us all motivated and in-the-know. Please email Feedback@gettingbusy.ch  to keep in touch.

Since many of us working on this website live near Zurich, we would love to have more information about clubs and activities in the other major cities such as Geneva, Basel, and Lucerne. Please email Volunteer@gettingbusy.ch with any tips or to volunteer to help write some pages about your areas of knowledge.

Why We Started This Website

This website was created by Lisa Christen, an American expat who saw the need for one resource spot that listed all of the info you need to help you find fulfilling activities and get you on the right path to your success and happiness here. Read Lisa’s personal note to the community here.