CISV encourages and inspires people to contribute to social justice and global peace.
CISV is a remarkable volunteer-run organization that offers local and international educational, peace-oriented
leadership development programs for youths. From age 10 to young adulthood, there are numerous ways for your child to grow through his or her involvement in CISV. CISV was founded as as Children’s International
Summer Villages in 1951, in the belief that a more just and peaceful world is possible through education and
friendship. Today, CISV is in 70 countries around the world, and we offer a wide range of activities building on the core idea of understanding through friendship.
We offer a selection of programs with different educational priorities as well as a lot of other fascinating opportunities for volunteering for and with children, young people and young lovers. “Education” in CISV means “learning by doing”. All programs are therefore designed to ensure that participants have fun and at the same time develop personally and socially.
CISV experiences help develop a worldview and philosophy of life that asks us humans to stand up for peace.