About us

The BCT (Basel Children’s Trust) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that provides community, support, and information to expectant parents and families with young children living in the Basel area: from “bump” to “babe” and “beyond”.

Through our many programs like playgroups, workshops, monthly newsletters and social events the BCT supports members on the incredible journey which is parenting. Founded in 1992 with only 29 members, today we support more than 100 families from around the world with English as the common spoken language. We are a community of international and local families with young children who want to be involved – with other members, with our wider community, and with the surrounding Basel region.

Join our team!

We welcome new volunteers!

Volunteering with the BCT is a wonderful way to make friends, get to know the Basel area, foster a sense of community, and network with others. It can make integrating into Basel and the family community fun and easy. You do not have to be a parent in order to volunteer. We welcome anyone with a bit of free time and enthusiasm for the family community in Basel. For the main volunteer positions shown above we do ask that you commit to a time period of 8 months or longer. If you are interested in volunteering on a short term basis feel free to get in touch about volunteering for special events or other short term tasks.

The BCT is a 100% volunteer run group All our committee members, playgroup coordinators and neighborhood coordinators give their time and energy for free. Without them, the BCT would not exist!

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Once you have contacted the BCT, you will be given information on what roles are currently available, as well as the overview of the roles. From there, you will easily be able to see which role best suits your skill-set and availability. 

No, all you need to have is some spare time, dedication, and a sense of community! We welcome volunteers with or without children. There is a place for everyone at the BCT.

We are an international community! You don’t need to be a native English speaker, but all of our meetings, playgroups and events are conducted in English. Therefore volunteers just need to have a level of English that enables volunteers to communicate with each other and potentially with members and business partners.

This varies greatly depending on the role. It could be anywhere from 8 hours a week to 2 hours a month, depending on your involvement and your role. 

Our structure

If you are interested in how the BCT’s structure and positions,
you can have a look here.