How to Apply for a CISV Program

Applicants must be CISV Philadelphia Members in order to apply. Family dues of $90.00 include Chapter, Junior Branch and two program application fees ($120 value). 
Make online payment here

To make payments by check

  • Make check payable to:  CISV Philadelphia 2017-18 Dues
  • Send checks to:  Jill Jokelson,  221 Gaskill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact the program chair ASAP to indicate interest

If your child is interested in applying for a 2018 program, please let the appropriate Program Chair know as soon as possible by the email listed on the program sheet.

Where to find the right application

Applications are provided beneath each program description.

Applications take time, so start now

All application materials must be submitted as early as possible before December 10.  Applications will be accepted after the deadline, but priority will be given to applications received on or before 12/10/2017.  Applications are considered complete only once ALL components have been received, including references.

Junior Counselor applicants

JC’s must be 16 before travel. Spring Youth Meeting delegates must be age 16-18 at least 1 day between 3/1 – 5/31/2018. All other applicants must be the age specified by each program at least 1 day between 6/1 – 8/31/2018.

JC applicants will be judged partially on their interaction with younger JB members. Applicants are required to attend the February Village Selection Day and are encouraged to attend the JB December Cookie-A-Thon.

JC applicants must also be available for local and national leadership training in the spring of 2018.

All applicants

Selection is based on the applicant having a good understanding of the organization, positive references, an interview, and demonstrated willingness of the applicant’s family to volunteer for the chapter. The Philadelphia Chapter of CISV is an entirely volunteer-driven organization and parent involvement is important to the running of the chapter.

Family interviews and adult background checks are required of Interchange families before final acceptance.

Do you have general questions or questions about need-based partial scholarships? Contact the general email address.

Links to programs

Applications and forms are on the individual program pages.