One year with a possibility of an extension
Start date
1st June 2022
End date
1st June 2023
Closed position

We are looking for three experienced and creative people for the public relations team, to volunteer remotely and support our 100 years celebration of Kandersteg International Scout Centre. This team will be responsible for building and managing relationships with journalists and media worldwide, managing media activity and other activities. You will be working closely with the KISC 2023 Communications & Marketing team. We look forward to receiving your application and being part of 100 years of magical history together!

  • Needs to be at least 18 years old.
  • Communicate in a high level of written and spoken English


      Experience either as a journalist or a PR manager

      Excellent English writing skills.

      Understanding of Communications and Marketing principles and best practices)

      Ability to meet project deadlines, multitask, and manage multiple accounts at the same time.

      At least 1 year’s experience either as a journalist or a PR manager

      Ability to work within an international team of volunteers

      Commitment and ability to work remotely for a long-term period.


      Relevant knowledge of communications and public relations through education and/or work experience.

      Certification of experience in Public Relations.

      National, regional, or/and international Scouting experience.

      Ability to communicate in any other WOSM language; French, Arabic, Spanish, or/and Russian.

      Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies in alignment with the social media team.

      Collaborate with internal teams and maintain open communication with the 2023 Project Director.

      Build and manage relationships with journalists and media worldwide

      Create PR stories and pitch them to the media

      Recruit, train, and arrange spokespeople

      Provide the media with images and answers to their questions.

      Organize PR events (e.g. webinars) and serve as a promotional opportunity for networking and advertising.

      Seek opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships, and advertising in alignment with the Fundraising and Partnerships team.

      Assist in the delivery of KISC centenary’s Communications & Marketing plan.

      Use reporting tools and provide reports on the performance.

      Dealing with cross-functional teams to ensure proper execution and results delivery.

      Develop an ownership approach to ensure an accurate task delivery in a timely and efficient manner.

This remote volunteering position is supported and managed by the 2023 Project Director and the KISC PR & Marketing Manager. The Public Relations team is part of the wider KISC 2023 Communications & Marketing team.


  • One year free membership to the KISC association

  • 2 free overnights at the center.

  • 20% off up to a value of 100 CHF at KISC shop merchandise.

  • A good international environment for personal growth

  • Involvement in a major international Scouting initiative

  • Personal development plan throughout your assignment.

  • Capacity-building training.

  • Certification and reference letter on completing the assignment successfully.

  • Be part of a big international family.

This is considered a remote volunteering position. You are invited to support the centenary remotely and as recognition of your contribution, you will receive a special KISC polo shirt, neckerchief, and badge. For more information about KISC 2023, please visit: https://2023.kisc.ch/