Serve The City Geneva

Serve the City Geneva: May Newsletter

Signups for the June 2023 Samedi du Partage are now open to participate in this great event

1. Serve the City Geneva is again working with Arocha

Serve the City Geneva is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Arocha again for a project on the 3rd of June in Mont-sur-Rolle. This time, we will be helping with the maintenance of meadows and dry pastures.

As many of us want to do something for nature, this project aims to mobilize groups of volunteers to help farmers maintain healthy farmlands. The dry meadows and pastures are rich in species, but unfortunately, they are also threatened. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep them healthy and thriving.

Here are the details we have so far:

Date: 3 June 2023

Time: 9.30am to 3pm

Meeting point: Please join us at where parking spaces are available. Note that participants will have to walk 2-3 minutes to get to the pasture, but a guide will be on site to instruct everyone.

What to bring: Please bring your own picnic and drink, but we will offer a small snack. Outdoor clothing with good shoes is recommended. We will lend gloves and necessary tools, so there is no need to bring any specific equipment.

Please note that all the organizational details have not been worked out yet, but we will send more information to those who have registered.

Join us for a day of fun and rewarding work while helping nature. Register now to secure your spot!

2.Samedi du partage 

It’s that time of the year again when Geneva Partage launches its annual food collection program in more than 90 grocery stores in Geneva. 

This year, Serve the City (STC) is sponsoring nine stores for this very special collection program on June 2nd and 3rd.

The food and other items collected during the drive will be distributed to about 50 social service organizations for the next six months. We will begin sign-ups in a few days, so mark your calendars!

Serve the City has registered for the last shift of Friday, June 2nd (3:30 pm-7:30 pm), and three shifts on Saturday, June 3rd, for the following shops: (To be confirmed) Signups will begin on the website next week, May 1st.

•Meyrin Center (3 stores to cover*)

• *Migros Meyrin (4 volunteers per shift)

• *Denner Meyrin (2 volunteers)

• *Coop City Meyrin (2 volunteers)

•Coop Blandonnet (3 volunteers) Friday only (3:30 pm-7:30 pm)

•Coop Grand-Saconnex (2 volunteers)

•Lidl Petit-Lancy (2 volunteers)

•Lidl Pâquis (Rue de Lausanne 45/47): (2 volunteers) near Cornavin

•ALDI Avanchets (Rue du Grand Bay 21 – 1220 Vernier) Saturday only (3 volunteers)

•Migros Versoix (3 volunteers) 3:30 pm only on Saturday

More information will be available when you register on the STC website.

If anyone would like to help as a project leader for the event, please notify We can use your help!

Join us in making a difference and helping those in need in our community. Sign up and volunteer for this worthy cause on our website.

STC Projects Update:

1.Food Packing Project:

We are continuing our food packing project through July, packing 5,000 bags a week to help those in need.

2.Salvation Army Volunteer Opportunities:

The Salvation Army has various volunteer opportunities available. 

At Centre-Espoir, volunteers can help with the logistics of the restaurant and interact with users, especially on weekends. 

Volunteers can also help at Le Passage, an emergency shelter, and Hotel Bel’Espérance, a hotel for Ukrainian refugees and single women. 

Additionally, volunteers can help at Le Phare (The Lighthouse), a meeting point for people in precarious situations, by setting up and distributing meals, helping with washing up, and interacting with users. More details are available on the Salvation Army Projects page.

3.Bicycle Project:

We also have a bicycle project that involves transporting unsold bakery products to the Salvation Army center. Check out STC signups for more information.


Join us on May 13th for our next team meeting at the Bioparc Zoo to help with various maintenance activities.

5. Sorting of Samedi du Partage collections. We need 70 volunteers in June & July to sort the 150 tons of items collected on the weekend. We have committed to bring 10 volunteers on 7 different days to Plan du wat to separate all the goods. Signups begin next week.

 6.     Other Projects:

We still have ongoing projects at the Soup Kitchen at Cornavin, Refettorio (helping to serve dinners), and Aboudaby (providing free clothing). Keep an eye out for new project opportunities that may arise.

Many thanks for your continued interest and support. Feel free to check out and contribute to our social media sites.. Like Facebook, Instagram etc.  (Testimonies & photographs appreciated.)

The Serve the City Geneva team..