Is there a specific area for staff working long and unsociable hours?

There are nominated Quiet Zones on the IST Staff Sub Camp Quiet Zone 1 – please camp in this area if you work late and start late(r) Quiet Zone 2 – please camp in this area if you retire to bed early and rise early. For everybody else who is active between 6.30am and 11:00pm then please camp outside of the Quiet Zones on the IST Staff Sub Camp.

What time can IST Staff arrive?

Unless you’ve been specifically asked to arrive earlier, please aim to arrive between 18:00 and 20:00 on Friday 29th July 2022. After parking your car please report to the Staff Sub Camp HQ to book in and collect your scarf, ID card and event t-shirt/polo etc. All cars/vans should clearly display their vehicle identification document which will enable us to easily contact drivers if required.

I’ve booked for Staff Catering, do I need to bring Plates, Bowls, Mug etc?

No, they will be provided at meal times.  You might like to bring a mug for ad-hock drinks, and a flask to take away a hot drink.

I want to bring my Group/Unit, but want to be on the IST Staff team, what should I do?

So long as there are sufficient Leaders to look after your Troop/Unit, we would love to have you as a IST Staff member. Please register via the website as IST Staff.

Will there be IST Staff entertainment?

Yes, in the Bar, as well as some evening activities to have a go at too.

Can I book on as Staff but camp with a Group/Unit?

This is perfectly acceptable and can be arranged during the booking process.

Can I sign up for staff if I can’t stay overnight?

Yes, there will be roles you can do, just make sure you state this restriction on your application.

How old do I need to be to sign up as IST Staff?

You will need to be 16 or over at Chamboree. There will be some roles that will only be available to those aged 18 or over.

I’m part of Staff will we get any downtime?

Yes of course. As Staff you should ensure that you take a break and some down time when you are not delivering your part of the programme. Your Team Leader should ensure that there is sufficient staff on your team to ensure everybody gets a break and time to enjoy some of the evening staff activities.

Can I bring my Caravan (IST)?

Yes but we have limited space for IST staff caravans and hook-up. Please let us know when registering if you would like to bring a caravan on site. Priority will be given to members of the Chamboree Build Team who will be on site for over two weeks.

What is expected of me as IST and will I be able to pick my role?

Individuals appointed as IST will work hard as part of a multinational team and their role will be to support the Jamboree Organisers to deliver the best possible experience for the young people. They will fill vital roles in motivating and supporting young people, and providing services, program and facilities.  IST members will have the opportunity to volunteer for specific role preferences from IST jobs list or attend as general IST going wherever they are needed. During the event you may be asked if you can help out with other tasks.

Can a dependent young person accompany me?

We will be providing family camping however we will not be providing any child care facilities. Please get in touch for more information. If your dependent is between the ages of 16 and 18 and a member of the Scout or Guide Association they can also volunteer as young IST.

Do I need any specialist skills or qualifications?

While we welcome people with specialist skills to come forward the answer is no all that is required is a sense of enthusiasm and hard work! There is a role for everyone who wants to volunteer and there is even the opportunity to learn new skills!

Can I attend part of the week as IST?

Yes. Get in touch to find out your options and pro-rated cost.

Will I be able to Job Swap?

We will do our best to accommodate job swaps. All swaps must be agreed with the IST Team.

Why does it cost to Volunteer as IST?

As a charitable organisation our aim to provide educational and affordable experiences to young people no matter their family background. One of the ways we are able to do that is by charging a small subsided fee to IST that helps to cover the cost of your camping fees. We also have an optional subsidised catering package.