1. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
We virtually invented short term volunteering abroad and have been perfecting it for 20 years. We’ve made the international volunteer experience of a lifetime possible for over 35,000 volunteers. Trust us, we know what we’re doing.
2. VOLUNTEER IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY
We hold ourselves accountable to local NGOs. When surveyed, 99% of our partner organizations reported that CCS volunteers had a positive impact on the lives of local people. Practically no other organization goes to these lengths to ensure your efforts make a difference.
The unique CCS Home-Base structure provides incomparable safety, including 24-hour security for volunteers, the highest standards in transportation, and meals expertly prepared to ensure that you stay healthy and well-fed. Challenge us! Our safety standards across the board are unmatched.
4. VOLUNTEER SATISFACTION
Thanks to the expertise and commitment of each of our incredible in-country teams, in 2012, 99.5% of our volunteers said they were satisfied, or very satisfied with the CCS experience.
5. PRE-TRIP PLANNING
The CCS team ensures that you’re ready, covering everything from visa advice to what to pack in your carry-on. We’re all proud CCS alums, so our advice isn’t just a good guess; it’s firsthand, insider info.
6. TOOLS AND TIPS THAT HELP YOU SAVE
Tax deductibility, fundraising tools, matching gifts. Whether you use one of these money-saving tools or the whole lot, we bet you’ll find that a CCS experience costs a lot less than you may have initially thought.