Serve The City Geneva

September News


A little update on the Paddle for Cancer event! They raised 125,000 CHF for supporting cancer victims! Serve the City was part of 180 volunteers for the 2000 or so participants at the event. It was a wonderful day and event. We look forward to next year.

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<<This may look like a STC laundry line, but there is a dragon boat in the back.>>


We are trying to fill up slots for the Mt. Brillant soup kitchen for September thru December just a few days each month. We are looking for supporters to work 8 Tuesdays ( twice a month) and 1 Thursday. Also need fill-in volunteers to help when we need fill slots due to holidays or sickness. Do sign up if you can help with this wonderful event to serve about 200 lunches to those less fortunate. The dates we are trying to commit too are;

  Sept Oct Nov Dec
Tuesday 12 3, 17 and 31 7 and 21 5 and 19
Thursday 28      

Next big event is the feeding of 2,000 at Plainpalais on Saturday 23 September from 11:30 at the event called We need about 7 more servers to help fill out the team.

We are also looking for help at STC for those with a couple hours a week to set up events and service projects in the community, or even just keeping in touch with our many service providers.

Please sign-up on the website and keep in touch..

The STC team

The Meal


Farmers and fishermen are the only providers of our food for life. Do we want to support our local producers or fatten international companies that crush down into poverty whole populations on every continent, poison the people, the oceans, the soil and the very air we breathe? The responsibility is in our hands.

In September 1999, when the association Un Repas Pour Notre Avenir was founded, the event that we set up in Geneva crystalized the desire to support educational projects that would become part of an international network of skills. This event attracted thousands, and was a success with its 1400 meters long table around the lakeside in central Geneva, bringing together all kinds of partners and friends involved in making a better world …

This year the event is on Saturday, September 23 in Plainpalais, The Meal will attract nearly 2000 guests and is running on the same day as in many other countries around the world. Money raised from the event goes to support social projects

Serve The City Geneva, will be supporting the event through volunteering at The Meal. Meal setup to serving and eventual cleanup.

STC has already has sign-ups fort the event but we are short of volunteers  The day is divided in 3 phases:

1 – Meal Setup at 10:30 am  
2 – Serving from 11:30 am
3 – Clean up.from 4:45 pm

We have enough volunteers for Meal setup, What we need is support for serving and clean up.
So all you registered on STC Geneva – come on join in and bring your friends along.  Register for volunteering on the Website.

    This weekend , Sunday  Lac de Joux ,  Dragonboat Races,   Paddle for Cancer  Do come!!

On 3 September on Lake de Joux France we are looking for volunteers to help with Dragon Boat races.

Paddle for Cancer is an  annual cancer awareness and fundraising event and brings together both the local and international communities to work together to help cancer patients and their loved ones directly.  Cancer awareness is vital and can bring hope to what seems like an insurmountable challenge. The ESCA, the English Speaking Cancer Association which provides emotional and practical support in English to all cancer sufferers and their families, in the Geneva, Vaud and neighbouring French regions. For your information, our website addresses are: and
As well as help for the set-up (2 Sept.) and clear-away of the event, we also need help during the festival on the Saturday 3 of September to help with boat marshalling, the Mini Regatta and also in Kiddieland. And even help with a STC information table.. 

Please signup on the Get Involved page of the STC website. 

Many Thanks for your quick replies.    The STC team.


Did we we move alot of product or what!!

Great time was had by all to insure that 900 people a day will get fed for the next 10 days. Come join us 5 July and we will sort another batch for another day. 


Merci to all.
The STC team

Serve The City options

This week we had our first Partage Sorting day and we had a great time.. moved a lot of product and already goods are being distributed.

On Monday morning from 8-12 we could use a few more helpers if you could stop by the warehouse in Carouge and again we are short for the following week Wednesday 5 July.

On Saturday we could use an extra hand or two either with a little gardening work at Ronald McDonald house Champell or some painting work at a good friend of the Salvation Army.

Both projects are 9:30 am jobs, signup online and for more details on McDonald email and for the painting job Kevin at

Our website lists some other up & coming events.. 

Thanks for your help tomorrow &/or Monday..