Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
Needs to be at least 18 years old
Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
Communicates in English
Has to commit for the full period of the event including training days (24 May 2023 – 29 May 2023)
Strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with one of the vaccinations recognised by Switzerland
Arrival: 24 May 2023
Training period: 25 May 2023
Members Weekend dates: 26 May 2023 – 28 May 2023
Departure: 29 May 2023
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 an active scouting life
Experience in cleaning and/or cooking
Experience in maintenance, repair or grounds work
Experience in PR and Marketing
Experience in logistics
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 maintenance on different projects
Lead activities for KISC guests
Assist in the planning and organisation of laundry
Assist in organisation of the special speakers corner where we have inspirational scouts sharing their stories to the members.
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 the busy times or special events, working very closely with the Short Term Staff and Long Term Staff.
The line manager for this position is one of the Senior Leadership Team members of the Centre. Daily work is regularly supervised by Long Term Staff from different teams.
Helpers will have regular contact with other members of the Short and Long Term Staff team and it is essential to create a good working relationship and honest communication with them. Helpers must understand, respect and follow current KISC Staff rules and regulations during their entire stay.
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.
VISA: in the case you need a visa to enter Switzerland, we will support you with visa support letter in an early stage before May 2023. If you are accepted, please send a visa support request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a helper would like to stay longer than the agreed amount of 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.