Get excited, because ANZAC 2018 dates have been confirmed for December 14-18! ANZAC is a chance for CISV Australia and New Zealand Junior Branch members to meet and participate in activities and discussions, while encouraging cooperation in the region and furthering their knowledge of CISV! This year's ANZAC will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, and we'd love to see you there (more info coming soon). Here is a photo of our lovely participants from ANZAC 2017 😊 ... See more
Hi Everyone! 2018 is flying by. We are sure you will be excited to see CISV activities we have planned for you and your children. Super Sunday Fun Day - BRING A FRIEND Sunday 6th May - 2-5pm With Mini Camp only a month away, this Super Sunday is a great opportunity for new people to come along and find out a little bit more about CISV. This session will be an opportunity for all CISVers to plan the upcoming mini camp. There will be games and energisers, but also time for the Juniors to contribute ideas on future local activities. Venue: Perry Lakes Hockey Club Cost: Free Mini Camp For the first time, we will be hosting a three night camp on the June long weekend. June 1-4 Friday 7pm - Monday 12pm Venue: Ern Halliday Recreation Centre Cost: 1st child $150, additional children $120 for members. Non members may also attend, prices are in the camp application. Camp registration will open three weeks before camp. Soup Night June 17 5-8pm Each year we have a community soup night where each family brings a pot of soup to share. We will be farewelling our 15 year old Step Up delegation as they head to Manila, Philippines for a three week camp. ... See more
Check out the new CISV International website. It is awesome.
The new CISV International official website is live! Visit https://cisv.org to check it out. If you are a regular site visitor, make sure you clear your browser history first.
Seminar Camp for these two young ladies! Tara and Simonne will be at Seminar together in Victoria, Australia. Have Fun!
Farewell to Callum! Callum is off to Costa Rica as a JC at Village. We hope you have an amazing time and we wish you safe travels.
Hello Perth CISVers! We are thrilled to announce that Chloe Tarbox will be our Local Junior Representative for 2018! Look forward to her new bringing fresh new ideas in the new year. We'd like to take this oppurtunity to thank Callum (the outgoing LJR) for his hard work this year, and to also thank the other nominees for taking part in the election process. ... See more
Hello Perth, It's that time of year again! Time to vote for your new Local Junior Representative, each nominee has written a short paragraph on what they feel they can bring to the position. You can vote via the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/ijfekNK8aThK8zZx2 As always you can only vote once and only votes from active Perth JBers will be counted, the election will close at 12:00pm boxing day, so get your votes in fast! ... See more
ANZAC camp is underway! 33 Junior Branch members from Australia and New Zealand are enjoying their neighbourhood meeting in a coastal campsite south of Perth. We have had cooler weather and even some rain, just to make the Victorians and NZers feel at home ... See more
CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world...
This kid invented a brilliant way to recycle styrofoam.
Come along to our Amazing Race in Melbourne on Sunday 20th May, register for Mini Camp, and find out what all the fuss around JASPARC is about in this month's newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/7bcb32deb2b7/happy-412085 ... See more
We are looking for 11-year-olds to attend Village at the end of the year! Interested? Know someone who might be? Email us at email@example.com Check out our website for program descriptions
Spend your Sunday night right - watch Natasha's CISV story and support her to be the next International Junior Representative! 👇📽️✔️
Our International Junior Representative (IJR) 2018-2020 candidate, Natasha, has shared her amazing CISV story also! Watch it here: bit.ly/shacisvstory #CISVStory
Looking for some more CISV merch to add to the collection? Or do you need a new hoodie to keep you warm as we move into the colder months? CISV Victoria merch is on sale now! TSHIRTS - $20 (adults & kids sizes available; blue, purple or red) HOODIE (zip up, grey) - $40 ONESIE (koala or kangaroo) - $40 Pick up at Mini Camp, or pay for postage 📫 Message us to order 🛒😄 ... See more
What a great example of young people making change in their community!
A group of year 9 students at Frankston High School in Victoria decided to do something about stereotyping in their community. They believe stereotypes cause a lot of social issues and, if they can break them down, it can have a bigger impact on issues like bullying, racism and sexism. We made this video with them to find out about their Stomping Out Stereotypes project they created as part of our Inspired Citizens program, which we ran in partnership with the Australian of the Year Awards 🎬✨🎥 ... See more
What does CISV do? Why join CISV? This might give you an idea... 6 years ago, Molly participated in our Village program with 48 other 11-year-olds from all over the world. She had no idea where it would take her at the time. In New Zealand 3 years later, she experienced our Step Up program as a curious 14-year-old ready to learn leadership skills. Molly then took on the Local Junior Representative role as a 15-year-old, using those leadership skills in our local Junior Branch (JB). Her participation in JB training in Tokyo, Perth, and most recently in the Philippines, gave her insight into the positive impact CISV can have on people of all ages. Molly most recently participated in a Seminar Camp with young people from across the globe here in Victoria over the summer, gaining experience in planning and facilitating a program. This weekend Molly stepped up to the challenge and planned and ran a variety of activities, created around this year's theme of diversity, for 21 participants at our local Mini Camp. She lead others to think about diversity, what it means, how it impacts them in their everyday lives, and how they can change the way their community views diversity. Check out our website or send us a message to start your CISV journey and become an active global citizen like Molly. 👇🌏😊 http://au.cisv.org/ ... See more
The moment Kim Jong-un makes history by stepping over the border into South Korea. 🇰🇵➡️🇰🇷
#HappyEarthDay! Let's celebrate our wonderful home by planting a tree, recycling more or being less wasteful. For more ideas, see: www.earthday.org/take-action
Make sure you pop in and support this little but amazing business in Melbourne next time you are there.
This is the story of a little soup shop in Melbourne that makes a lot of lives better every day. But you've probably never heard of it... In Centre Place, about half way down, you will come across "The Soup Place". Out the front, you'll see the big black kettles full of tasty soup. You will also see lots of post-it notes and that's where the story really starts. George, the manager, saw a pizza place in New York that allowed patrons to buy slices for the homeless. They would write their name and a little message on the note and then homeless people could come in and have a slice for free. George decided to bring this idea to Melbourne and now OVER 6,000 bowls of soup have been served to the less fortunate. People pay $3.50 for a bowl of soup that usually costs $7.50. They write on a post-it note, sometimes it's just their name, other times it's words of kindness like "Be safe tonight, you are important". Everyday those that can't afford a meal come and get a bowl of soup and some bread and when they do a post-it note goes from the fridge to the bowls on top of the fridge to show how many people have been fed. Brilliant. Today I saw 3 gentleman John, Dave and Tony digging into their soups. "How is it gents?" "Bloody delicious" Dave smiled. I asked Tony how it felt to know that people care. "You have no idea mate. It means the world." *I first told the story of The Soup Place two years ago today. In the days that followed hundreds and then thousands of post-it notes went up on the wall. It has been covered ever since. Today I spoke to George, the manager, and he told me that since then over 40,000 serves have been dished out to those who need it most in Melbourne! 40,000! Melbourne, you're amazing... and I love you. #Melbourneiloveyou ... See more
We are excited to present a beautiful new video from our partner, momondo, following the experiences of children learning together at a CISV village in Sao Paulo. With our help, momondo has also created two free school activities based on activities at CISV camps. Learn more at momondo.co.uk/letsopenourworld and cisv.org. ... See more
We are very pleased to announce that CISV Sydney is back and raring to go for 2018! What better day to announce this than today, International Day of Peace! Keep your eye out for updates and opportunities. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list send an email to Sydney@au.cisv.org In the meantime check out the video produced by UNESCO on their 2018 #together campaign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQYtzzD6Ox4&feature=youtu.be ... See more
The Secretary-General launched the TOGETHER campaign at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September: All 193 Member States of the United Nations ...
#mycisvstory We come from all walks of life and get involved with CISV in so many different ways - it all helps to provide leadership opportunities in our local communities. Thanks Max for all your hard work over the years! ... See more
My CISV life started in 2000 when I was 21. I took four 13 year olds to a Summer Camp and came home as a different person. I couldn't imagine how much that event would impact my whole life. Since then, I have participated in 12 international camps, in more than 20 international meetings and in countless national events, taking on different roles within the organization. The highest moment was when, with a restricted but incredibly talented group of people (that I still call my "CISV family"), we reformed the Summer Camp Programme and created the Step Up as we all know it today. In 2006 I met my wife in a CISV camp in Canada and a few years later our first child was born. He already knows every CISV song by heart and can't wait to go to a camp and see where it all started. Max Crudeli – Governing Board Member Check out our new video and start your CISV story! https://youtu.be/Pp2Uj-8SYj4 Every #CISV story has a beginning. How will your story start? #myCISVstory ... See more
We still have spaces available in this year's International People's Projects! What are you waiting to take part in one of this amazing #IPP? Check out the link to find out more about this!
#myCISVstory started in 1994 when I begged my mum to drive me through the snow in Hull, Great Britain to attend an information night about a camp with kids from all over the world. 22 years later I’m thinking of all the people I’ve met and the challenges CISV has brought into my life and it’s just incredible. I’m now living in Australia working with my husband to build a Chapter here in Sydney, yes, he’s a CISVer originally from Egypt, so we really took “Building Global Friendship” seriously! I thank CISV for the life it has brought me and for the people I have met and worked with along the way. If anyone out there has family and friends living in Sydney, you should tell them to get in touch – Sydney@au.cisv.org and hopefully we can help them start their CISV adventure! Emma Powell - Risk Management Regional Coordinator Asia Pacific Something exciting is coming soon! We all have a great CISV story to share. What's yours? #myCISVstory ... See more
My love for CISV started after my daughter returned from her Village in the USA in 1984. Her wonderful experience inspired us all to become a CISV family and take part in CISV activities Locally, Nationally and Internationally. At the age of 50 I took four 11 year old children to a Village in Perth, Australia—an unforgettable experience. In 1995 I had the honour of being elected President of CISV International and held that position for six years. I then had the privilege of meeting and talking to Doris Allen and hearing her give a very inspirational speech. I feel what little I have given to CISV has enriched my life more than I could ever explain and I now have CISV friends all over the world. David Lister – Former CISV International President Something exciting is coming soon! We all have a great CISV story to share. What's yours? #myCISVstory ... See more
Morning CISV Sydney! We're all set up in centennial Park! We posted a map earlier so you can see where we are! We know the weather is slightly miserable, we have a canopy for us to squeeze under to stay dry! Make Doris Allen proud and join us in the rain! 😀 ... See more
Good morning CISVers! :) Looking forward to meeting you today. We've attached where we'll be, just in case you can't find it just when you need it! See you soon. CISV Sydney