Volunteer with the Washington, DC Chapter

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our year round programs and activites. 

Volunteer as a Program leader!


How to Become a Program Leader for Village, Step Up, Interchange or Youth Meeting.

Our leaders are 21+ and are volunteers (not paid).

Must demonstrate a love for working with children, a belief in the philosophy of CISV, some travel experience and the flexibility and maturity neccessary to lead a delegation of 4 to 6 energetic young people.

Submit application, references and are interviewed by our selection committee.

Submit and pass background checks. Attend required local and national training by CISV prior to travel. 

 2019 Selection Process

Applications and references are due by December 15, 2018

Interview Day is January 12, 2019

Selection Notifications will be received by January 25, 2019

Local Leader Training @ Marymount University - Febuary 9-10, 2019

First Delegation Meeting - March 3, 2019

National Leader Training in Detroit, MI - April 14-16, 2019

Questions about becoming a leader or the process, email us at washingtondc@cisvusa.org


Volunteer for our 2019 Village


In Summer 2019 the DC Chapter is hosting a Village for 11 years olds from 11-12 different countries. We are currently looking for Volunteers for the following committees below. There will be a total of 72 people at our village.

Host Families - We have two host family weekends and need families to host our amazing delegates from around the world. 

Host Family Weekend #1 - June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Host Family Weekend #2 - July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Host Family Interest Form

Food Committee - CISV DC will self cater all breakfast, snacks and weekend meals. We need volunteers to donate breakfast and snack items and to sponsor weekend lunch and dinner meals.

Supplies - Donate Supplies for the village. A list will be provided.

Leader Welcome Party - June 29, 2019 - We are looking for someone or a few people to host a welcome party for our leaders who have traveled far and have quite a busy month of non-stop planning and fun ahead of them.

Leaders Weekend July 12-14, 2019 - Our leaders, staff and JCs work so hard and halfway through the camp we would like to treat them to a mini getaway while the delegates are with their host families.  If you have a beach house, mountain house within 30mins to 3 hour drive away and would like to donate it us for the weekend that would be great. 

Gift Card Donations - we can always use gift cards from the following locations to purchase items needed for our village: Walmart, Costco, Sams Club, BJs, Grocery Stores.

Monetary Donations - CISV is a 100% volunteer organization and it takes a village to host a village, we need your help to raise funds. We want to make sure that we are hosting an unfortgettable experience for our 11 year olds and their leaders.


If you are interested in being a host family please complete the host family interest form found here.

To volunteers for all other committees please contact our Village Planners Dominique or Uli.






CISV  washington dc chapter

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