CISV is a global, volunteer-led organization committed to working for a more just and peaceful world. We do this through a commitment to local and global community service.
Every year, our dedicated and passionate volunteers of all ages give their expertise, skills, life experience, energy, and time to run our Chapter, programmes, and Junior Branch. 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. Whether you’re 16 or 60, there is a place for you to volunteer. You can offer an hour or two every month or give a more regular commitment. There are many exciting and flexible ways for you to get involved with CISV.
Our activities and programmes simply could not happen without our committed volunteers. There are a wide variety of volunteer options that are suitable to various ages, skills, levels of responsibility, effort required and time / availability. Our Chapter is always pleased to welcome new volunteers to help with their regular work. Whatever skills and interest you have and however much time you are able to offer, we are interested in hearing from you!
Volunteers in Our Chapter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who makes a good volunteer?
Being a volunteer in our Chapter is suitable for anyone! Some examples include:
- If you are a post secondary student, volunteering with CISV will add a whole new dimension to your studies and expand your world view.
- If you are a parent, you will have a front-row seat to your child's growth as a global citizen and get to build community with other parents of young CISVers.
What will you get?
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:
- Interpersonal skills
- Problem solving