Becoming a CISV Leader

In order to expand our team, we are constantly looking for leaders (m / f) to accompany our “delegations” of children / teenagers between 11 and 15 years to  our programs. Leaders must be at least 21 years old at the start of the program, co-leader (for Interchanges) are at least 19 years old.

CISV is a voluntary organization, so we there is no compensation, at the same time there is no cost for you; travel, food and lodging are provided.

We can provide you with a reference and list of leader responsibilities during the program.

duties and responsibilities

  • You accompanying a group of 4-7 children between the ages of 11 and 15 for a 2-4-week CISV program.
  • Depending on the age, you are a "mom / dad substitute" or an understanding big brother / sister,
  • You lead the children to participate in the CISV program activities.
  • You plan and coordinate activities, games and small demonstrations with the staff and the other leaders.
  • Sometimes you prepare scrapbooks with the children and their families.
  • Sometimes you create a funny and interactive presentation of your home country with your delegation.
  • Sometimes you prepare a “cultural activity” with your delegation. This activity links your country to the camp theme.
  • You actively participate in compulsory training that will prepare you for your tasks as best as possible.
  • You attend preparatory meetings with the families of the children, facilitate at the Selection Overnight and take part in preparing the whole family for the summer CISV experience.
  • During the program you are the sole communication interface between the camp and the parents of the children.

your competences

  • Fond of children; Enjoy being there for them and working with them
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Strong nerves and the ability to keep calm even in difficult situations
  • Good organizational ability
  • Good communication skills - with children as well as adults
  • Openness to other cultures, world views, religions, ...
  • Not afraid of traveling

our offer to you

If you enjoy working with children, then we offer you an experience that will shape your life. You are part of a CISV program in which children or young people are brought to a life without cultural or national differences. You grow in your responsibility for your delegation. You experience teamwork while planning with the leader's group. You will find a lot of new friends and have great international and intercultural encounters.

Interested? Then we would be pleased to receive an application!