Short Term Volunteers

Short Term Volunteers give additional support to the team during peak seasons or for specific projects

Short Term Volunteer

Our Chalet has a volunteer programme for people who like to work and meet people from many different cultures, to explore Switzerland, and share their skills to the benefit of the centre. Short Term volunteering is a way of getting to know Our Chalet and Switzerland for people who are not able to come as a volunteer for three months. 

Please note : If you are outside of the EU, 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.

We welcome applications from anyone who:

  • Is aged 18 and over
  • Can volunteer between two and 8 weeks
  • Enjoys meeting and mixing with lots of new people
  • Is practical and not afraid of hard work
  • Can communicate in English

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I'm living a wonderful experience! I'm finding out a lot of new things about Girl Guides that I didn't know and I'm also enjoying the Swiss Alps which are beautiful! People are so nice and it's cool to know new Guides from all over the world and sharing such an experience with them! I am very happy to be here :)

Benedetta Chiossi, Genova - Italy. Short term volunteer, Summer 2012

What does a 'Short Term Volunteer' do?

Short Term Volunteers come to Our Chalet to work as additional support in busy periods or work on a specific project such as building projects, maintenance work or implementing new programmes at Our Chalet.

Short Term Volunteers will receive specific training for jobs they are expected to help with or deliver. 

We welcome people for a minimum of two weeks and up to two months. During your stay you will receive full board and lodging. When applying please indicate the dates you are available and tell us about the skills that you would be able to bring to us.

Application forms are available here :

Short Term Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

Short Term Volunteer Application Form (EDITABLE DOCUMENT)

Please know that all volunteer offers and placements are subject to the applicant obtaining the required visa to enter and work in Switzerland. Volunteers from countries of the European Union do not require a visa to work as a volunteer in Our Chalet.

For enquiries and applications please contact us at

Volunteer at Our Chalet

Apply now for the experience of a lifetime, and volunteer at Our Chalet!

Apply now!
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