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Junior leadership

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.

How to apply

Visit the website of the CISV National Association in your country, many of them give details of JC opportunities.

Lead a delegation or staff a camp

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.

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