Applications for 2018-2019 are now closed!


Project environment:

The next volunteer opportunity will start mid-August 2018 and will last for 1 year.

Two volunteers are selected every year to support the operation CISV Norway's national office located in central Oslo. They work alongside the National Secretary who is the only full-time employee in the organisation.

The volunteers will:

  • Learn about CISV Norway and the Norwegian not-for-profit sector
  • Offer administrative support to the CISV Norway office
  • Run a personal project each (the projects will be designed by the volunteers in collaboration with CISV Norway)
  • Take an active role in organising CISV Norway's events at the national and local levels
  • Blog about their experience and current peace-related issues
  • Contribute to the making of Membership Magazines and Newsletters and further develop communication tools of CISV Norway
  • Plan, run, evaluate and document peace education group sessions with the National Education Committee at the local and national levels
  • Offer support to local chapters of the organisation
  • Actively seek opportunities to get involved at the local level

Through their personal projects the volunteers will have the possibility to seek involvement outside of the organisation and work with like-minded active citizens while supporting CISV's mission. It is the volunteers' responsibility to create a project plan and to ensure its execution and implementation in order to achieve the goals defined in collaboration with CISV Norway.

Practical aspects:

Accommodation will be provided by CISV Norway in the form of a single room for each volunteer, probably in shared flats. The standard working week is 37.5 hours. Hours are very flexible as it is often necessary to work during the evenings and weekends outside of Oslo. An Oslo travel card will be provided if needed. The volunteer will primarily be based in the office in Oslo, but the EVS experience may also offer the opportunity to work with CISV chapters in other areas/regions of Norway, in which case travel expenses will be covered. The possibilities to join different activities in Oslo are vast, so we’ll be flexible when it comes to the wishes of the volunteer. A monthly allowance will be provided aswell.

Required applicant profile:

  • Willing to take initiative
  • Comfortable working independently 
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Enjoys working in a team
  • Confident working with groups

Desired applicant profile:

  • Experience as an active volunteer in an NGO
  • Experience in CISV or like-minded organisations
  • Experience living abroad
  • Experience with peace education
  • Experience with experiential learning methods
  • Interest in organisational development
  • Project management experience

Our motivation and thoughts about the EVS experience:

CISV Norway is an organisation that is built on volunteer work, with only one full-time employee in Oslo. We believe that the EVS programme is a great opportunity for CISV as it allows volunteers to implement projects that we hope will contribute to the development of our organisation. We also offer the volunteers an environment where they can contribute their own ideas and be fully in charge of their own projects. We believe this makes the EVS experience in CISV Norway very interesting since it provides an enriching learning environment for the volunteers' development. CISV Norway has previously hosted 12 EVS volunteers (2010-2017) and is currently hosting 2 in the period 2017-2018.

Description of organisation:

“CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world”

CISV Norway is a national association of CISV International, a global NGO that works with youth and Peace Education by focusing on the areas of human rights, conflict and resolution, sustainable development and diversity.

The staff of CISV Norway consists of 1 full-time employee at the office located in Oslo and the national board that consists of 5 volunteers aged 25-35 from different regions of Norway. At the national level, there are around 35 active volunteers committed to their work in our 11 national committees.

CISV Norway is a civil society organisation (non-profit, non-party political, non-religious), which is primarily run by and for young people. We have approximately 3000 members spread over Norway in 24 different local chapters. We focus on Peace Education through experiential learning (learning by doing) as an educational approach to enable participants to become Active Global Citizens. CISV works with seven different local, national and international programmes (i.e. camps, training, exchanges and projects). Our target groups are children and young people from the age of 11 and older for our participation opportunities, and adults from 21 years and above for our leadership pr0grammes.

CISV International website:

CISV Norway website:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Marie-Céline and Ciro, who are volunteers this year. You can contact them at or

General information about the European Voluntary Service

Promoting EVS at CISV Norge from CISV Norway on Vimeo.

The following countries can participate in the EVS project with CISV Norway

EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Non EU programme countries: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey

Partner Countries neighbouring the EU: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo*, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Syria, Tunisia

How to apply

Only applicants who applied through our application form will be considered. CVs and motivation letters sent by e-mail will not be taken into account.

Since the EVS programme is only available to people aged 18-30 years old, applicants who will turn 31 years old before the 15th of August 2019 cannot be considered either.