Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to local economies.
As a leader in the field of international volunteer travel for over 17 years, we know that the best approach to international volunteering—the only approach—is one designed by the community. In every community in which we work, we have long-standing relationships with local organizations who communicate real-time needs and objectives to the CCS team so that our volunteers can work alongside local people and make a sustainable impact. Since 1995, we've made the volunteer abroad experience of a lifetime possible over 30,000 international adventurers just like you. And with our staff of 300+ in 10 countries around the globe, along with our 99.5% volunteer satisfaction record, you can rest assured that we'll provide you with the full experience—a safe, immersive, and impactful adventure of a lifetime.
Our Mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We are an international nonprofit organization with no political or religious affiliations.
Our Vision is of a world where people value cultures different from their own, are aware of global issues, and are empowered to effect positive change.
Our Values are:
When people of different cultures have an opportunity to connect, there comes an understanding of our shared humanity.
We accept, appreciate, and respect that people know and understand what is appropriate for their own communities.
We commit to ensuring the safety, flexibility, professionalism, transparency, and excellence of our programs.
Learn about how we measure our impact.
In May 2003, Cross-Cultural Solutions was granted special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Through this status, CCS is recognized as an important voice in matters pertaining to our field.
Learn about our UN Consultative Status.