Have you ever considered travelling abroad? Maybe living abroad? Have you ever thought of furthering your involvement in International Guiding? Have you ever sought an opportunity of having an amazing experience you will never forget?
I first visited Our Chalet as a Short Term Summer Volunteer for three months
in 2013. Fortunately, I was able to use my time there as the practical
experience that was part of my college course. This was ideal as I could
Since that first summer at Our Chalet I have never looked back. I learned so
much - the experience of living away from home, which for me was a first, the
experience of working with an international team, the experience of a new
culture and making new friends. You also develop skills and qualities that will
help you in life.
Since my original visit in 2013, I have returned on numerous occasions
fulfilling different roles. In January 2014 as Catering Coordinator, in
June-July 2014 as a Short Term Catering Coordinator and in June-September 2015
as Guest Services’ Intern .Most recently I have visited Our Chalet in January 2016
as a guest.
Our Chalet gives people the opportunity for personal development in an
amazing location. I have made many friends from all over the
I would suggest that anyone thinking "Yes" in their head should go
for it: fill in the form and make it a reality. One should consider first
what season you would like to go, what role you would like and how long you would
like to go for.
So, whether you are looking to travel to a winter wonderland and maybe
facilitate a snow shoe hike and then in your free time learn to ski, or if you
are looking to travel to a stunning summer postcard location where you are
leading hikes up breath-taking mountain peaks and swimming in glacial lakes, I would
encourage you to apply to Our Chalet. You will get the training, support and
help to make it happen.
Chalet Application Form is just a click away!
Aisling Claffey is a Leader with
Carrigdhoun Guides and Ladybirds, a member of Carrigaline Senior Branch and a
member of the IGG International Committee, Senior Branch Committee and Media
Panel. She loves Our Chalet so much she brought her younger sister on a visit earlier this year!