American Women's Club of Zurich

Member Support

Member Support

The AWCZ is proud to provide a variety of services and special benefit to support our members.

Welcome Team

welcomeThe Welcome Team is here to help new members successfully adjust to life in Switzerland. Arriving in a new country can be overwhelming, especially when the primary language may not be your own. We want you to feel at home at the AWCZ and in your new host country as soon as possible.

Our Neighborhood Meet-Ups is our way of reaching out to new members. This is a great way to meet members who live in your area and who can be a rich source of help and orientation. Once you are a registered member, you will be contacted by our Welcome Chair and/or your neighborhood hostess and receive an invitation to the next neighborhood meet up. It might be held at a local café, in a park, at a member’s home, or in a local restaurant. The sky is the limit! The main idea is to encourage conversation and friendships. We want to make Zurich feel like home.

If you have not been contacted by a neighborhood hostess, contact our Welcome Chair. Likewise, if you would like to assist the Welcome Team, contact us. Thus far, we have received the generous support of our members in Zurich center, Thalwil, Ruschlikon, Feldmeilen, Meilen, Herrliberg, Kusnacht, Horgen, and Oberrieden. If your area is missing and would like to help, please let us know.

Welcome Apéros is yet another way we reach out to our new members. To this end, we will organize an evening get together at a local Zurich social club every year. Watch for the announcements!


Member to Member Care Team

There is no place like home…

One of the goals of the AWCZ is to make Zurich feel more like home to its members.

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The Member to Member Care Team (MMCT) helps achieve this by creating a member support network. Our goal is to provide, whenever possible, short term support with complete discretion, to an AWCZ member who requires special assistance because of an unforeseen circumstance. This is how we can help: when a member is recovering from an illness or surgery, a Care Rep in the neighborhood can assist with getting to a doctor’s visit, food shopping, meal preparation, a hospital visit. We are not certified care givers and therefore cannot provide long term or professional assistance. Nonetheless, in keeping with one of our Club’s missions, we want to show that we care about our members.

Would you like to be a part of this project? You can help in two ways. First, let us know if you hear of a member who might need special assistance. Second, consider becoming a Care Rep. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know AWCZ members living in your area and to offer invaluable help to the AWCZ community. Volunteers do not commit to a regular schedule but are part of a team willing to be called upon as needed in your area. 

Please CONTACT US to learn more.

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