UPDATE: IST applications will open in November 2021 – check out the latest news on the IST application process and timings HERE!


International Service Team (IST)

Do you want to work in a team with people from all over the world in an ‘office’ that is a campsite like no other?

Could you use your skills to ensure that tens of thousands of young people have an experience they will never forget?

Does the idea of two weeks of fun sound like how you want to spend summer 2023?

If so, the International Service Team to the 25 World Scout Jamboree is the opportunity for you!

More about IST

The IST will be comprised of volunteers from across the world, who are all there for one reason – to make the Jamboree a success. They will fill vital roles in motivating and supporting young people, and providing services, program and facilities. The IST make the Jamboree happen and they have a lot of fun doing it.

Being part of the IST is an immensely rewarding and valuable experience with the opportunity to develop new skills, make new friends, see new parts of the world and be part of the development of young people.

What do IST Members do?

IST members will have the opportunity to express role preferences from an IST jobs catalogue for what job they would like to do at the Jamboree.

Whatever IST job you are assigned there will be hard work, some long hours and even working overnight, but the rewards – the smiles and high fives from young people, the thanks and gratitude of Unit Leaders and the pride in doing a job well done – will make it all worthwhile.

More information on the role of the IST can be found HERE, once shared by the Korean Scout Association.

Am I right for IST?

As long as you are flexible, willing to lend a hand and have a positive outlook you are the best possible person to apply to be part of the IST. You’ll need to be at least 18 years old by 21 July 2023 and be someone who is committed to ensuring young people leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world and a renewed commitment to Scouting and Guiding.

UK Contingent IST

We hope that whoever applies to be part of the UK Contingent IST will want to support our shared vision – the development of young people and adults within the Contingent. The role of the IST will not be limited to just two weeks abroad – the Contingent will support IST and offer them the opportunity to engage locally with Units before, during and after the Jamboree. The Contingent want to help you progress your own skills and development, to help you and your local Scouting.

Interested in finding our more?

Use this online form to register your interest so that you will receive email notification from the Cambridgeshire WSJ Team once IST applications open.

If you are uncertain about applying, or have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch with us (Cambridgeshire Scouts World Scout Jamboree Team) at WSJ@cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk