Current opportunities




(We receive numerous applications from people who are not eligible for either. Any career openings are indicated accordingly. Thank you for bearing this in mind.) 


Swiss Social Service Volunteers

We welcome inquiries at any time* from Swiss citizens applying to do Social Service ("Zivildienst"), normally in lieu of the national military draft. The Foundation has been an officially recognized employer for these volunteers since 2010*.

To apply for Social Service with us, or to ask for further details, please get in touch by mail. Please note, however, that you must previously have completed either your "RS" or "langen Einsatz". 

Wir nehmen gern schriftliche Bewerbungen in jeder Landessprache der Schweiz (ja, in jeder) oder auf Englisch entgegen. Sie sollten noch mindestens 90 Diensttage zu leisten haben, gerne deutlich mehr. 

Die Hauptsprachen beim Einsatz sind Deutsch und Englisch. Gute Kenntnisse in Französisch oder einer anderen stiftungsrelevanten Sprache sind nützlich. Der Arbeitsort ist Basel; Unterkunft können wir leider keine anbieten. 

The Syngenta Foundation is one of many organizations offering service opportunities. But why would young men choose us instead of the army? What do they do when they get here? And what do they think of it? A while ago, we asked one of our "Zivis" exactly that (and a few other things!). If you'd like to see his answers (in German, French, or English), please get in touch. 

*Bitte beachten Sie allerdings, dass unsere Zivildienststelle bereits bis Ende 2023 besetzt ist. 

Corporate volunteering

We sometimes have openings for Syngenta Group employees to help with selected aspects of our work. These opportunities are pro bono, typically for a couple of hours per week and a limited period. If you would be interested, please get in touch.