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

 

PROGRAMME APPLICANTS : Applications due now until spots filled. Application forms are on the green Resources tab.  The following still have spots available as of June 5, 2019:

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Age 19+: IPP (International People's Project): See cisv.org/upcoming-ipps/  for themes. Projects between 14-23 days this summer.  First come, first served. Sweden (July 1-18: 3 positions). Contact Sonja at ipp@CISVvictoria.ca for more information.

 

Age 16-18: Youth Meeting: July 13-27, 2019 in Padova, Italy.  Email cisv.fton@gmail.com (Fredericton). The delegate would represent Canada, and meet participants from 21 other nations. Costs include a CISV membership ($65), program fee ($700 - includes room and board for 14 days) and travel fee (purchased by the delegate). An amazing opportunity to build global friendships.

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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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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. Since Fall 2018, membership runs from October 1-September 30 each year. Individual (18+) 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 June 9, 2019. Please let us know if we missed you. Email  communications@
cisvvictoria.ca
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