Volunteering at Our Chalet 2019-2020

Join our volunteer team and be a part of the Our Chalet success story!

Thousands of volunteer service hours each year are dedicated to Our Chalet by its staff team and supporting groups in order to create unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences for all who visit.

There are many different types of volunteering position available:

Our Chalet Assistant – this is a seasonal position of 3 months (2 in autumn)
Short Term Volunteer – this position is as required for special projects and usually lasts 2 weeks to 1 month
Ready Steady Go 28 April – 5 May 2019  this is an annual event for volunteers to help prepare Our Chalet for the summer season
Intern positions – these are 3 to 6 month positions in a variety of roles depending on the season.

When: 1 December 2019 – 28 February 2020; 26 February – 31 May 2020; 22 May – 2 September 2020
Where: Our Chalet, Adelboden, Switzerland
Who: Adult members aged 18-34

Australian closing date: 1 May 2019 (for 1 December 2019 – 28 February 2020), 1 August 2019 (for 26 February – 31 May 2020), and 1 November 2019 (for 22 May – 2 September 2020)

Please note: Swiss visa rules mean you must be aged under 35 at the time of volunteering, and have not previously had a volunteer visa for Switzerland.

If you are selected as a volunteer, Our Chalet will provide you with all meals, accommodation, use of self-service laundry facilities, and wireless internet access in designated areas on site for the duration of your stay. Our Chalet has a scholarship fund that you can apply to for travel assistance. Depending on where you are travelling from, we are usually able to offer travel scholarships of CHF 500-1000. (AUD 700-1400)

Don’t forget to send your application to the Girl Guides Australia National International Manager at least one week before Australian applications close, to allow for processing time.

  • Check out the WAGGGS website for more details
  • Apply online through Girl Guides Australia. Choose event name Our Chalet Volunteers 2019 or Our Chalet volunteers 2020 depending on the start date of your preferred session.

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