We are seeking individuals with experience working with youth for the following positions:

  • leader/driver for eastbound leg (24 years +)
  • junior leader (19 years +) for eastbound leg

If interested, please submit the 2017 Peace Bus Leader Application (bold the trip you are available for) and 2017 Peace Bus Reference Form to CISV Canada Peace Bus leadership coordinator Sarah Peters @ s.katherine.peters@gmail.com.

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 (near Victoria,) 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.  Jr. Leaders complete the same application form, but adjust to check off Jr. Leader.