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Switzerland not only has four national languages, but also a long tradition of compulsory military service. Civilian alternatives are a relatively recent introduction. The Syngenta Foundation in Basel is one of many organizations offering service opportunities. But why would young men (yes, call-up is only for them so far) choose us instead of the army? What do they do when they get here? And how do they find it?

Our commercial apprentice asked our present social service volunteer exactly that. And some other questions as well...