top of page
Become a board member

 

Would you like to help break the silence surrounding mental health in Switzerland?

 

Do you want to be part of a movement that educates and supports teenagers and young adults to counteract mental illness?

Become a volunteer board member of ZETA Movement!

who are we and what do we do?

ZETA Movement is a project by young adults for adolescents and young adults. Our aim is to overcome the stigmatization of mental illness through open conversations. Our ambassadors - young people who have experienced mental illness themselves - take center stage. They visit schools, clubs and events with young people to share their personal stories: How did their illness start? How did it develop and what ultimately helped them to get better? Each visit is accompanied by a specialist to provide the ambassadors with professional support.

But ZETA Movement is not only involved in direct discussions with young people and young adults. We also bring our concerns to the public by participating in various events - be it panel discussions, meetings with decision-makers, conferences or other events. By creating safe spaces and initiating important conversations, we actively work towards a society characterized by understanding and acceptance.

What would be your tasks?

Our current board members present their areas of responsibility. Which one interests you the most?

IMG_3309.jpg

Robin

Communications

I am responsible for the analog and digital channels (social media, website, promotional material, newsletter, annual report) of ZETA Movement. I plan content for the various formats, stay in contact with partner organizations and act as a hub for media inquiries or collaborations. I also organize the secretariat, coordinate the board meetings and take on other administrative tasks.

IMG_3275.jpg

Janice

Ambassador program

As the Ambassador program is our core work, Emma and I are jointly responsible for it. As Emma has already described, we take care of the organization of the visits and our Ambassadors. I mainly focus on the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

IMG_3355.jpg

Sofia

Finances

In my role as financial officer, I regularly take care of account management and everything that involves bookkeeping in a broad sense. My main annual tasks include preparing the financial report and planning the budget. I also negotiate the terms of partnerships and manage fundraising campaigns.

 

 

IMG_3253.jpg

Barbara

Community

My daily business is our members. I look after prospective members, welcome new members and remind them to pay their annual membership fee. I also organize 2-4 events a year as a thank you for the great commitment of our members.

IMG_3334.jpg

Emma

Ambassador program

My focus is the Ambassador program: outreach with schools, youth organizations, etc., organizing school visits, the process from receiving requests to assigning Ambassadors and collecting feedback. In addition, Janice and I take care of maintaining contact with the Ambassadors, searching for new Ambassadors and training them, as well as maintaining contact with experts.

What are the requirements for joining our board?
  • You are between 18 and 30 years old.

  • You speak one of the national languages and English.

  • You are directly or indirectly affected by the topic or have a strong interest and motivation to work in the areas of mental health, prevention and youth work.

  • You have approx. 3-6 hours of time per week - this varies depending on the board position and the tasks involved.

  • You are ready to join us from September/October 2024 at the latest.

We are active throughout Switzerland and would be delighted if a new board were also made up of people from all over Switzerland.

What to expect?

​​You can advocate for this important topic and actively contribute to breaking the stigmatization of mental illness. You will also develop important skills in the areas of mental health, prevention, finance, event management, communication and organization. In addition to our great members, you will also get to know many other exciting people who work in this field themselves or are committed to the topic. You can make important contacts and expand your network at conferences and other events.

What happens next?

There will be an info event on 20 June at 7.30 pm where you can ask questions and get to know us.Please register for the event below and we will send you the Zoom link.

If you are unable to attend this event or have any other questions, please contact us at info@zetamovement.com. You can also submit your application there: Tell us why you want to get involved with ZETA Movement and which area(s) you are most interested in. 

 

We look forward to getting to know you!

bottom of page