What is the role of a JC?

Junior Counsellors are 16/17 years old and participate in villages. Because of their age, JCs are able to relate to both participants and adults and to act as a link between them.JCs are asked to understand the purpose and goals of the Village programme, participate in all activities addressed to the adult group and the participants, also finding ways to work without words in communicating with the participants; be inclusive: help all the participants and never show favouritism; participate actively in programme planning and evaluation processes in order to uphold CISV’s educational principles and meet the Village goals; do not exhibit an authoritarian role in relation to the participants; be a positive role model for the children.