Staff from abroad

The Haarlem Jamborette would not be possible without the effort and dedication of many volunteers.

In several teams, these people work before, during and after the camp. They organize activities for the participants, working behind the scenes in one of the supporting teams or helping with setting up the camp and taking it down again. Many members of staff from previous camps will agree that it is hard work, but also a lot of fun. Not to mention the lifelong friends that you will make!

This edition there will not be an International service team as such. Based on previous experiences we have decided to let international volunteers be part of the teams and work fully with that team. We believe that this integrated camp experience will leave you with even a better experience. It is a luxury, but unfortunately, we need to limit the amount of staff members, and we only accept staff members who can stay the full duration of the camp.

We expect you to be available during the whole camp, including a few days before the opening ceremony and the day after the closing ceremony. Therefore, for members of staff the camp dates are from Thursday 25th July up to Thursday 8th August. We expect you to arrive on site in the afternoon or early evening of July 25thand after breakfast on August 8thwe all start to leave. There is a separate subcamp for staff where you can pitch you own tent.

Every day, the team in the staff restaurant prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for you, so there is no need for you to cook for yourself. Tea and coffee are also provided.

Application procedure

The application is closed!

International staff information


More information is in the staff handbook that was sent to you. If you have any questions, please e-mail:

Camp fee international staff

For staff members, the camp fee for the Jamborette is €125,-. Included in this fee are:

  • A place for your tent in a separate staff subcamp (with showers and toilets)
  • Three meals a day, coffee and tea (from breakfast July 26thup until breakfast August 8th).
  • Camp scarf
  • 2  Camp shirts, Jambo mug
  • Closing party


Near the camp site there is a train station. It is called ‘Halfweg-Zwanenburg’. From Schiphol (the airport) you can take the train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk where you can change to the train to Halfweg-Zwanenburg. From Amsterdam Central and Haarlem there are direct trains tot Halfweg-Zwanenburg

It’s 15 minutes’ walk to the camp site or just let us know what time you’ll arrive then we arrange for you to be picked up.

Recommendation needed

Staff members need to submit a recommendation from their NSO (National Scout Organization). This consists of a letter of introduction provided by us to be signed by your international commissioner. We also ask you to sign a declaration of integrity bases on the code of conduct from the Dutch Scout organization. Both signed documents need to be e-mailed to us before the camp and we would like to receive the original documents from you on arrival at the camp site. We ask every volunteer to provide such a proof of good conduct as we clearly have huge responsibility towards our participants.

Visa requirements

For volunteers living outside Europe obtaining a visa is in most cases mandatory. So before your application, make sure you find out whether you have to apply for a visa and if you will be able to obtain one. We are unable to help you during the visa process. However, if needed, we can send a formal invitation letter in which we invite you to join the Haarlem Jamborette. You can present this invitation as part of your application for a visa.

General requirements

Please keep in mind international staff  must be 18 years or older on July 26th 2019 (no exceptions possible). You will join as an individual in one of the teams; therefore, we do not accept registrations from groups as we wish to offer the best possibilities for selection for each individual. We expect you to be physically able to work at least 8 hours a day. You speak and read English since all communication is in Dutch and/or English. We expect to be able to arrive on the camp site in the afternoon/early evening of Thursday July 25thand stay up until breakfast Thursday August 8th.