Help Run a Programme

Take a delegation of children to a camp in Brazil or help staff a camp, 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. You will have the support and leadership of our highly experienced 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. You will guide them as they build friendships, have fun, and learn from you and each other.

Role

Before Camp

  • Attend Minicamp 
  • Attend and prepare a farewell address for CISV London’s goodbye picnic
  • Attend local training
  • Meet with delegation at least once per month
  • For village leaders, work with parents to plan the delegation’s national night (this includes: costumes, food, activities, and scrapbook)

After Camp

  • Complete a debrief with one of the CISV London Board Members a few weeks after returning to Canada 
  • Attend CISV London’s travel tales even and prepare a summary of your delegation’s experiences
  • We hope you continue to stay involved in CISV and continue to create memories that will last a lifetime!

During Camp

  • The duties of leaders will vary depending on each camp 
  • Village leaders are required to plan activities for delegates (Step Up and Youth Meeting leaders allow their delegates to take the reigns and leadership on planning) 
  • Remain in contact with the CISV London chapter to provide updates/questions/concerns
  • The primary duty of a leader is to care for the needs of the delegates
  • Leader are expected to represent Canada in a mature and responsible fashion, abiding by the rules of CISV programming
OPPORTUNITIES

Junior Counsellors

Our Junior Counsellors (JCs) lead our younger participants in their daily adventures at our residential camps. They play an important role in helping their group of participants become a team and make sure that each day is exciting, educational and safe. JCs get valuable training before the camp and ongoing support and training throughout the camp from the Programme Directors and their staff.

Being a JC is a great first time ’employment’ opportunity, where you get to take responsibility and develop your leadership, teamworking, and other personal skills.

As a CISV JC, you will interact with children and young teens, help with activities and serve as leaders in maintaining the CISV camp spirit and motivation. As the right-hand-person of an adult staff, you will often assist them in running activities, lead kitchen duties, and take part in daily flag ceremonies and other routines. Most importantly, you will serve as a role model for our young participants.

Leader / Staff

Take a delegation of children to a camp in Brazil or help staff a camp, 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. You will have the support and leadership of our highly experienced 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. You will 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.

Are you ready to Lead?

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