2 weeks
Start Date
3 June 2024
End Date
1 September 2024
As suitable candidates are found
Open position

Helpers work with the Long Term and Short Term Staff, preparing meals, cleaning facilities, and checking guests in and out of their accommodation. If you would like to come back to KISC in the busiest period and share a positive attitude towards work in all the different areas of the Centre, we look forward to receiving your application.

The campsite team is responsible for the smooth running of the campsite over the summer, from checking guests into their site to daily, cleaning of the facilities, managing equipment rentals and overseeing the recycling Centre. There is always work to be done on the grounds and managing the campsite office to provide a point of contact for the campsite guests.


As a campsite helper you will do most of your shifts in the campsite, but will most likely help in other areas depending on the centre’s needs, which can include catering, house, shop, and more.


Dates helpers are specifically needed in campsite: 26 July - 8 August, 14-27 August 2024.


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General requirements

  • Needs to be at least 18 years old.
  • Is a member of a scout association recognised by WOSM and/ or WAGGGS.
  • Communicates well in written and spoken English. Other languages are a plus.
  • Has previously been a member of our staff team.
  • Is available for one or two weeks between Monday, 3 June to Sunday, 1 September.
  • Has completed the Safe from Harm Advanced Learning.


  • Ability to work within an international team of volunteers
  • Affinity for customer service and guest contact
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude towards work
  • Willingness to work according to a flexible schedule



  • Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
  • Has an active scouting life
  • Experience in cleaning and/or cooking
  • Experience in maintenance, repair or grounds work

Main tasks

  • Ensure a high quality of guest service at all times
  • Prepare meals for guests and staff (including catering for special dietary requirements)
  • Clean of guest and staff areas within the hygiene standards set out by KISC
  • Assist in running Jamboree Activities
  • Assist maintenance on different projects
  • Assist in the planning and organisation of laundry


Other responsibilities

  • Care for all staff working at the Centre
  • Assist in other areas of the Centre where necessary
  • Flexibility in working hours according to the needs of the Centre


Helpers provide great support for the Centre during busy times or special events, working very closely with the Short Term Staff and Long Term Staff. It is essential to create a good working relationship and maintain honest communication with them.

​Helpers must understand, respect, and follow current KISC Staff rules and regulations during their entire stay.


Line manager

The line manager for this position is one of the Deputy Directors of the Centre. Daily work is regularly supervised by Long Term Staff from different teams.


  • Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre): Everyone is insured for accidents, both work and non-work related while working at KISC. Dental treatment is only covered if the damage was caused by an accident.
  • If you are accepted as a Helper, we strongly recommend that you arrange your own private travel insurance to cover sickness, routine dental treatment, travel to and from Kandersteg, and other cases/material that you consider important, as this is not provided by the Centre.



  • Shared Accommodation with other Helpers
  • All meals at the Centre, both while at work and on days off
  • 2 days off per week when working for at least one full week
  • Staff Night Out during the work period, a regular evening of programme organised by staff
  • A special green “helper” scarf for 1 week of volunteering or more. A Helper only ever receives 1 helper scarf regardless of how many times they have helped.
  • Accident insurance both on days off and during work
  • All bedding and towels, shampoo, soap and other basic toiletries
  • Basic first aid items
  • Laundry facilities
  • Helpers who volunteer for less than a week (7 days), get an additional period up to the same number of days as their work period, with food and accommodation provided by the Centre. These extra days count as/include days off.
  • Helpers who volunteer for more than a week (7 days), get up to 7 extra days, with food and accommodation provided by the Centre. These extra days don’t count as/ include the days off during the volunteering time.

Important information

  • Applicants will receive an answer from the 15th of April forward.
  • Helpers are responsible for securing their entry to Switzerland, including Visas if necessary.
  • If a helper would like to stay longer than the agreed time (listed in Benefits), they must pay for accommodation and food at ex-staff prices. After this period, they would also lose the benefits of being KISC Helpers.