The amazing 2017 CISV Canada Peace Bus will make two 39 day cross-Canada journeys in a 15 passenger van for 24 delegates (15-18 yrs), one junior leader (19+) and four leaders. Peace Bus leaders are key to the Programme’s success and they love youth and travel with a focus on experiential peace learning.

During the trip, the group volunteers in communities, visits local CISV chapters, engages in educational projects, participates in team building activities and learns about Canada, all while lodging at CISV family homes and camping in breathtaking national parks. Peace Bus focuses on the four pillars of CISV: human rights, sustainability, diversity, and conflict resolution.

Why be a Peace Bus driver?

  • embark on an all expenses paid trip, plus $1,500 honorarium;
  • lead and inspire a group of future world-changers’
  • see Canada coast to coast.

Leaders must:

  • be the proper age on the day they leave for the program (adult leaders 24 yrs+, (one per trip must be 25, junior leaders 19 yrs+);
  • be or become members of a local chapter of CISV (cost to be covered by Peace Bus program);
  • provide a 4 years+ clean driver’s abstract;
  • have or be able to secure the following certification (reasonable cost to be covered by Peace Bus program):
    • current Criminal Record Check;
    • commercial bus driver’s license;
    • Standard First Aid certification;
    • Food Safe Certification;
  • have experience working with youth;
  • be comfortable driving a 15 passenger van & small trailer;
  • attend training, in person at national training in Sooke, BC, from April 27 – May 1, 2017, and via web for leadership training (cost to be covered by Peace Bus program).

Bonus qualifications include:

  • camping experience;
  • experience cooking for groups of 10+;
  • experience leading educational activities;
  • experience working for not-for-profit organizations;
  • key qualities: flexible, adaptable, creative, organized, able to handle stressful situations.

We  have budgeted for honoraria ($1,750 for a “returning” and $1,500 for a ”novice” driver leader position).  These honoraria are not guaranteed and may be slightly higher or lower.

Please note that Jr. Leaders are required to cover their own transportation costs, and pay a program charge of $500 in order to participate.