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

2020 Programme Invitations
Village (age 11):
V-2020-008 to Ottawa, Canada
July 3-30, 2020
V-2020-010 to Guangzhou, China
July 11-Aug 7, 2020

Youth Meeting (age 12-13):
Y-2020-007 to São Paulo, Brazil
Dec 27, 202-Jan 10, 2021

Step Up (age 15):
C-2020-031 to Querétaro, Mexico
July 3-25, 2020

Junior Counsellor (age 16-17):
Female to V-2020-008 to Ottawa, Canada
July 3-30, 2020

Seminar Camp (age 17-18) and International People's Project (age 19+) positions also available.

We are also recruiting people 21+ for leadership positions:

-Leaders for our Village, Youth Meeting, and Step Up invites.  Applicants must be available for the specified programme dates.

-Staff for the Village we are hosting this summer.  Applicants must be available from July 16-August 17.

All people in leadership positions receive local and national training.

Application deadline: Fri Dec. 13
See Resources tab for forms

Contact programmes@cisvvictoria.ca for information.

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CISV Victoria is hosting a Village in summer 2020!
We will welcome 70 people to live and learn for a month: 12 international delegations of 11-year olds and leaders, plus staff and Junior Counsellors.
We'll be seeking donations of food, money, and volunteers to make it a huge success.   
Help needed for camp set-up/tear-down, kitchen help, homestays, and transportation. Get your Criminal Record Check done now (ages 18+).

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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 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 December 4, 2019. Please let us know if we missed you. Email  communications@
cisvvictoria.ca
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