Are You Ready to Take the Lead?

Here in this village you may see,

children living happily...

But we need outgoing, compassionate leaders to join them!

Do you have what it takes to lead the active global citizens of tomorrow? Leaders have the amazing opportunity to travel with delegations across the globe to engage in peace promoting activities and lifelong friendship building. 

The Role of a Leader

Leading Up to 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)

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 

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!

A Leader Should...

  • Be over the age of 21
  • Have a clean criminal record check
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Have natural leadership abilities
  • Be outgoing
  • Be open to new experiences
  • Have a positive attitude 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be collaborative
  • Possess an interest in other cultures and global peace

A Leader will...

  • Make a global impact
  • Be exposed to new and exciting cultures
  • Learn more about themselves
  • Develop invaluable teamwork, organization, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Gain experience working with children and facilitating activities
  • Make friends in new places
  • Build an international network
  • Earn references for future professional or academic endeavours 

Hear from Past CISV London Leaders 

"As a CISV leader, I gained valuable experience working with children and engaging with people from all different corners of the earth. Not only did I learn so much about the different cultures present at Village, but I learned more about myself than I ever could have imagined. Leading with CISV was a fantastic addition to my resume and helped me get in to teacher’s college. It’s not just fun and educational for the children, but for the adults too! I’ve made friendships and memories that I will never forget thanks to CISV."

- Elizabeth MacDonald, 24, 2019 Village Leader 

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