CISV is a volunteer-led organization committed to working for a more just and peaceful world. We do this through building friendship and a commitment to local and global community service in our participants.

Every year, our dedicated and passionate volunteers of all ages give their expertise, skills, life experience, energy and time to run our chapter, programs and Junior Branch. Our activities and programs simply could not happen without our committed volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages – We can always use your help!


SUMMER 2017 Leader/Staff Opportunities

CISV Vancouver is accepting applications for volunteer Leaders to guide and accompany 4-6 youth on global programs and for local staff at the Vancouver Village which will be hosting youth from around the world. The following programs are occurring this summer:

Village Program:

  • Ohio from June 30th – July 27th (taking 11 year olds)
  • Reggio Emilia from July 7th – August 3rd (taking 11 year olds)

Step-Up Program:

  • Calgary, Alberta from July 10th – August 1st (taking 14 year olds)
  • Kanto, Japan from August 6th – August 28th (taking 15 year olds)

CISV Vancouver Local Village Staff:

  • North Vancouver, BC from July 5th – August 4th
  • 2 staff (21 yrs+) are still required for an amazing experience!

Peace Bus – Cross-Canada Adventure:

  • Eastbound (June 15th – August 7th, with 15-16 year olds)
  • Westbound (July 27th – September 3rd, with 16-18 year olds)

If you are 21 years of age or older and interested, or know anyone who is interested in applying, please email leadership@cisvvancouver.ca for more information.

Applications and other documents can be found to the right.

Who makes a good leader, you might be asking? Well.. parents, teachers, sports coaches, tutors, youth workers, friends, … basically anyone who enjoys working with kids and is able to handle the responsibility!


Junior Counsellor Opportunities

Each year our chapter has the opportunity to select a few Junior Counsellor’s (JC’s) between 16 and 17 years, to participate in the Village program. These youth will work with a team of adult leaders and staff who are running a Village experience for 11 year old delegates from around the world.

For further information on these opportunities, please contact leadership@cisvvancouver.ca for more information.


 Further Information:

  • For a list of Board and Key Volunteer Positions along with general responsibilities click HERE.
  • Leadership Coordinator leadership@cisvvancouver.ca – for information about leadership volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@cisvvancouver.ca – for information about general volunteer opportunities in the chapter.

Local Programs: If you are a youth member, consider getting involved in our Junior Branch or Mosaic program as there are many opportunities to help lead local activities.

Junior Counsellors: If you are 16 or 17 years, consider applying to be a Junior Counsellors (JCs) who lead our younger participants in their daily adventures at our international camps. They play an important role in helping their group of participants become a team and make sure that each day is exciting, educational and safe. JCs get valuable training before the camp and ongoing support and training throughout the camp from the Program Directors and their staff.

Being a JC is a great first-time work opportunity, where you get to take responsibility and develop your leadership, team working and other personal skills. As a CISV JC, you will interact with children and young teens, help with activities and serve as leaders in maintaining the CISV camp spirit and motivation. Most importantly, you will serve as a role model for our young participants.

For information on JC opportunities, contact CISV Vancouver’s Leadership Coordinator at leadership(at)cisvVancouver.ca. International Program Deadlines apply - Contact us early as limited positions are available.

If you are 21 or older, consider taking a delegation of children to a camp or help staff a camp, and you'll not only help enrich their lives, but your own as well! By the end of the camp you will have met many exciting CISV volunteers and children from around the world, and made friendships for life.

You will be part of a team of committed, like-minded volunteers working to create an unforgettable experience for the children or young people in your care. You will have the support and leadership of our highly experienced staff. You will help children and young people develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to take a positive, active role in their local and global community. You will guide them as they build friendships, have fun and learn from you and each other.

For information on JC opportunities, contact CISV Vancouver’s Leadership Coordinator.

 

CISV Vancouver is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. Our Chapters organize and run our local and international programs, run local activities and recruit new members.

We are always pleased to welcome new volunteers to help with our regular work, fundraising, marketing, keeping the accounts, training and, recruitment. Whatever skills and interest you have and however much time you are able to offer, we would be interested in hearing from you!

For information on adult volunteer opportunities, contact CISV Vancouver’s Volunteer Coordinator.

Every few years, CISV Vancouver will be hosting an international program and may require families to step-up and host international delegates for short periods of time. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about another country and give back to other CISV families from around the world.

When these opportunities are available, further information will be posted on our website.