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Programs

Adult Leader for Village

Village Leader Responsibilities

  1. Attend and participate fully in the mandatory local training sessions and in the national Leadership Training weekend (Spring).
  2. Pay the required CISV membership fees, as outlined in the application package, at the first orientation meeting.
  3. Plan and conduct activities which prepare the delegation for the Village program, including but not limited to:
    • Help delegation prepare scrapbooks.
    • Plan and prepare with the delegation, a "National Night" including special costumes if needed.
    • Guide the delegation in preparing and/or obtaining inexpensive gifts for camp staff and home-stay families.
  4. Complete forms required by CISV, and submit them on time.
  5. Respond to pre-camp communications from the Chapter hosting your Village, complying with requests and time-frames.
  6. Aid the delegation with travel preparations, including but not limited to:
    • Helping to obtain passports (and visas if required) in good time
    • Obtaining information about required immunizations, and ensuring that the group has those required
    • Coordinating with the CISV travel chair regarding travel plans (these plans are made by the CISV travel chair)
  7. Give a general accounting of group monies, and a specific accounting of emergency monies you will carry for each delegate.
  8. Attend local activities with your delegation.
  9. Continue CISV involvement for at least the year immediately following the Village. Involvement includes: re-entry overnight; post-camp activities with delegation and parents; chaperoning/volunteering for post-camp Junior Branch activities; volunteering in some capacity locally, recruiting delegates and leaders for future Villages, and promoting CISV in the community.
  10. Be willing to acquire a thorough knowledge of CISV, and adhere to the goals and philosophy of the organization.
  11. Exhibit behavior that is mature, responsible and appropriate in keeping with CISV philosophy and the role of leader for youth.
  12. Develop good rapport with all the program participants and their families, promoting a group feeling among them.
  13. Be aware and communicate any health problems the children have, and be able to deal with such problems if they arise and be able to assist host families or program staff in dealing with such problems.