Opportunities are with CISV (formerly Children’s International Summer Village)

Interested in building leadership skills, working with youth, diverse populations, building on your social work skills and/or adding to your resume?  Check out these unique, life changing and fun opportunities in Summer 2022.
Opportunities are with CISV (formerly Children’s International Summer Village), which was founded by Doris Twitchell Allen (from Old Town, instructor at UMaine) in 1951.  She had a goal of creating more peace in the world, by having youth live together with others their same age, but from different cultures, religions, countries, etc. CISV’s mission is “to educate and inspire action for a more just and peaceful world.”
There are CISV Chapters in 28 US states and in over 70 countries around the world.  CISV Maine offers local, national and international youth and adult leadership and peace education programming.  Once connected with CISV Maine, you will have contacts with CISV opportunities around the entire world!  The CISV Maine Chapter is hosting a Youth Meeting, July 1-15th, 2022 with youth ages 12-13 from 5 different US states (or 5 different countries if covid settles down).  We are looking for a director and 2 staff to assist with the program–comprehensive training will be provided.  We are also looking for a leader, age 21+, for a Youth Meeting to Portugal and Step up program to Norway.  See info below.  Most applications are due Jan. 5th, 2022 (there is some flexibility), references due Jan 10th.  Click on links for more info!  Or email questions or interest to:  maine@cisvusa.org

  • Youth Meeting for ages 12, 13: Lisbon, Portugal  7/30-8/13/22
  • Step Up for ages 15: Hedmark, Norway     7/1-23/22
  • Leaders, ages 21+ sought for our Youth Meeting to Portugal, Step Up to Norway and Youth Meeting here in the Bangor Area, 7/1-15/2022.   Go to our applications page for details.