Apply to CISV Waterloo Region

You can be part of a global movement for peace in 70 countries and more than 200 towns and cities.

How do I find out which programs are available?

Come out to one of our Information Days, which are usually held in October and November.  That’s when we introduce prospective members to CISV, explain the selection process, and announce the various programs we’ll be participating in for the following year. After Information Day, you have several weeks to ask questions and think about whether you want to apply for a program.  We post our list of current destinations on our website in November.  Find our latest information night presentation, details about the selection process, and other resources on our general information page.

How do we apply for a CISV program?

The application process can vary slightly, but for most programs, it starts on Selection Days in late November.  Families who are interested in applying for a delegation spot submit an application, attend selection days, and arrange for program payment. You must be a CISV Waterloo Region member in order to apply for a program.  Some programs accept applications up until early March.  You can view open vacancies on our current destinations page.  Membership and program applications are available on our forms page.

Is there anything we should do before submitting an application?

Spend some time discussing the goals of CISV with your child so that he or she has an idea of what we’re all about. Parents of prospective delegates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with costs and the important roles they play before a delegation travels. Parents help us make it all possible by fully committing to delegation meetings, as well as a range of other events hosted by the Chapter.

How are delegates selected?

Most delegates are selected by random draw, although some older applicants will be asked to participate in an interview.  Review the selection process document for full information about our process.