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

 

2018 SUMMER TRAVEL
OPPORTUNITIES: 

National Camp (CISV Canada)
Ages 11-18
August 3 - 9 in Sudury, ON
Applications due to Sol at jb@CISVvictoria.caby Fri. May 4:
www.cisvvictoria.ca/documents/
National_Camp_2018_
Application.pdf


PEACE BUS: Seats available both directions (39 day cross-Canada trip): Eastbound (14-16) and Westbound (16-18). Westbound  leaders/drivers aged 25+ needed. Training and all travel expenses provided for leaders, plus a stipend. Contact peacebus@CISVvictoria.ca  Visit peacebus.ca/

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CRIIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (CRC): To check if you have a current CRC (Criminal Record Check), needed for all people over age 18 in a household hosting homestays or people volunteering at camps, please email: riskmanager@CISVvictoria.ca 
You may also email to request the password to apply at the Min. of Justice website:
justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm   

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CISV VICTORIA CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

- 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. As of Fall 2018, membership runs from October 1-September 30 each year. Individual (19+) and Family rates available: membership@
cisvvictoria.ca

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ARE YOU GETTING CISV EMAILS?
The most recent email newsletter was sent to CISV Victoria's membership on April 3, 2018. Please let us know if we missed you. Email  communications@
cisvvictoria.ca