Volunteering

Every year volunteers from across Victoria donate their time and creativity to run our CISV chapter and make our programmes possible. They all share a common goal of creating experiences where children, youth and adults learn to break stereotypes, make friends and develop skills to build bridges across cultures.

There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages.

If you are a post secondary student, volunteering with CISV will add a whole new dimension to your studies and expand your world view.

While you have a fun time volunteering with CISV, you will also be building on your own skills and competencies. Leaders are provided essential training and preparation for leading programmes and can gain many skills participating in CISV activities. Here’s a list of just a few:

  • Facilitation
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving

Adult Volunteers are our biggest resource and the backbone of our local chapter. We are a family organization and expect everyone to become involved. In order to participate in international programmes, we must host programmes locally. We need everyone’s help to host quality local and international events. Families that join CISV Victoria are often surprised to find that the CISV experiences they intended to benefit their child have actually had a positive effect on their entire family. We need people to take on leadership roles, and we also need people to lend a helping hand in small ways. There is always a place for you to help!

Join our global community of volunteers and make a difference by contacting us at communications@CISVvictoria.ca.

News

GARAGE SALE!  We are currently seeking a great location to host a 2-day garage sale this fall to raise money for our Summer 2020 Village Programme.  We are also seeking donations of gently used items to sell, a drop-off location, and volunteers. Please contact Tamara at funddevelopment@
CISVvictoria.ca
 for more info. or to help out.  More info. to come when it's available.

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VILLAGE 2020:  CISV Victoria will be hositing a Village in Summer 2020 (details to come about dates, countries attending, etc.). It means we will welcome about 70 people (includiing 48 11 year olds from 12 countries, and their leaders),  to live and learn and have fun here with us for a month.  We will be seeking donations of foodstuffs, money, and volunteers to make it a huge success.  Please watch this space, and your email for invitations to planning meetings, and to sign up to help out - kitchen help, homestays, and transportation are some of the main areas that need support.  Thank you.  Get your Criminal Record Check done early (ages 18+), so you won't miss out on any of the fun.

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CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (CRCs): 
CRCs are needed for all people age 18+  in a household hosting homestays or people volunteering at camps
Please email: riskmanager@
CISVvictoria.ca
 to check if you have a valid one on file or request the password and weblink.

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CISV VICTORIA CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS POSITIONS OPEN:

- Volunteer recruitment coordinator
- Leader/Staff recruitment coordinator
- Local Camp Coordinator
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CISV MEMBERSHIP: 
Obtain, or renew your annual membership. Forms are in the "Joining CISV" section of this site. The membership year runs from October 1-September 30 each year. Individual (18+) and Family rates available: membership@
cisvvictoria.ca

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PEACE BUS PROGRAMME: Has been retired. Thank you to Windsor Salt for its corporate sponsorship, and to Jeff Dubney, Founder, and all the leaders, youth, volunteers, chapters, and organizations across the country that participated to make this wonderful programme possible for as long as possible.

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ARE YOU GETTING CISV EMAILS?
The most recent email newsletter was sent to CISV Victoria's membership on September 9, 2019. Please let us know if we missed you. Email  communications@
cisvvictoria.ca
   Also check out our Facebook page!