Lead a delegation or staff a camp

Be a leader to a delegation of children at a camp abroad or help staff a camp locally, and you’ll not only help enrich their lives, but  your own as well! By the end of the camp you will have met many exciting CISV volunteers and children from around the world, and made friendships for life.

You will be part of a team of committed, like-minded volunteers working to create an unforgettable experience for the children or young people in your care. Additionally, you will have the support and leadership of our highly experienced staff. As a leader or staff, you will help children and young people develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need to take a positive, active role in their local and global community. In your role, you’ll guide them as they build friendships, have fun, and learn from you and each other.

About you

You are aged 21 or over and have a positive and open attitude towards cultures other than your own. You know that learning is a life-long process and that you can gain as much from the CISV experience as our programme participants. You share our belief that we can all play our part in making the world a better place. You will be free to travel and able to commit to 2 to 4 weeks in a residential camp and the essential training and preparation needed beforehand.

We offer you

Full training and support, a fun, supportive, inter-cultural environment, and the opportunity to enhance your CV and develop your personal skills.

 

Leader or staff: what’s the difference?

Leaders

Who can be a leader?

Our programs for under-16s are accompanied by volunteer adults. Each delegation of 4 children / teenagers is looked after by such a “leader”. They must be at least 21 years old. There is no age limit to the top. There are no costs for you, but we do not pay any fees, but we are happy to issue a certificate.

Leaders are substitute moms or dads at the camp, have the legal responsibility for their delegation throughout the programme and, together with the staff, are responsible for the programme design. Comprehensive training in CISV is a prerequisite and helps to meet the requirements.

Leaders and staff alike often develop lifelong friendships with people from all over the world.

Staff

Who can be staff?

All adult staff in an international programme must be at least 21 years old and a member of a CISV Association, with a minimum of one staff member in each team who is at least 25 years old. Provided other requirements are fulfilled, junior staff (aged 18+) may be able to take part if they are from the host National Association. 

International staff

Find out about any current international programme staff opportunities by going to international programme staff opportunities. All international programme staff members must be members of a CISV Association and be at least 21 years of age. Before a Chapter/National Association appoints an international staff member, they are required to contact the candidate’s CISV Association.

Open Positions

CISV Victoria has filled our local positions for the 2024 programme year. If you are open to volunteering with another Chapter (travel to be coordinated by them) please see the opportunities below.

Staff

  • CISV Montréal - St Grégoire is looking for Staff for their Village programme (June 28 - July 25). Must be 21 years old by the programme dates. Previous CISV experience or background working with children preferred but not required. Relevant expenses and training will be provided. Contact montreal@ca.cisv.org for inquiries. 
  • Junior Branch Canada is looking for Staff for their annual National Camp (August 10-17) in London, Ontario. Must be 21 years old by the programme dates. Previous CISV experience or background working with children preferred but not required. Relevant expenses and training will be provided. Contact jackhbak3r@gmail.com for inquiries.
Are you ready to lead?