Our organisation relies on our volunteers to plan and run safe, high-quality programmes for youth.
The CISV International Volunteers Awards are just one way we recognise the significant contributions that our volunteers make to our organisation.
An award will be presented annually to an individual or team of individuals operating at each of the following levels: Chapter, National, and International.
A fourth award is for a single individual that may be selected from any level of the organisation to receive the Dr. Jennifer Watson Outstanding Contribution Award.
Description of awards
Nomination criteriaNominations will be assessed on the following criteria. Nominators should respond to 3 of the 5 criteria below with examples that demonstrate the nominees’ achievements during the year for a total of 45 points. Commitment is mandatory for nominees for the Dr. Jennifer Watson Outstanding Contribution Award. Nominees who do not demonstrate our values in their work will not be considered.
- Friendship: We find a common bond and we are kind to each other.
- Inclusiveness: We are open, we accept and respect others.
- Cooperation: We work together and support each other toward our common goal.
- Enthusiasm: We bring energy and passion to everything we do.
- Engagement: We show up, participate, and learn with a positive attitude.
Nomination processThe nomination process is open from 15 December to 15 February each year to recognise achievements for the year just ending. Nominations for the International Volunteer Awards 2022 are now closed.
A selection panel of 6 individuals will be formed by the 15th of December in the year that nominations are being received for. The panel will be made up of:
- One trustee (to be selected by the board)
- One member of the IJB Team (to be selected by the IJR’s)
- One member of the IO staff (to be selected by the Secretary General)
- One NAR from each Region (to be selected by the NARs)
Alternate(s) will be selected in the event of a conflict of interest or dispute.
As nominations are received:
- Nominees will be contacted to confirm consent permissions and asked to submit a photo
- Clearance checks will be completed on all nominees by the International Safeguarding and Risk Management Lead and their National Association
After the nomination period closes on 15 February:
- Names of the nominators will be removed before sharing with the panel
- Panelists will score nominations independently based on a criteria rubric (will be provided)
- Once individual scoring is completed, panel will meet to review results and align on discrepancies. In the event of a dispute the alternate trustee will be called upon to decide
Note: in the event a large number of nominations is received, this process will be revised to include a shortlisting step.
AnnouncementsOnce recipients are selected, they will be contacted individually followed by:
- Announcing the results, including nominees by email and on the website
- A virtual event lead by staff and Governing Board
- Sharing at Regional Meetings
- Nominees may be featured in communications throughout the year highlighting their achievements
|15 Dec||Finalise panel selection|
|15 Dec||Open nominations|
|15 Feb||Deadline for nominations|
|15 Mar||Complete selection process|
|22 Mar||Announce recipients & nominees|
|April/May||Recognition of recipients and nominees at Regional Meetings and Virtual Awards Ceremony plus ongoing highlights of nominee achievements|