You’ve returned from your trip. Your bags are unpacked, your camera memory card is full, and your face is beaming. You feel a greater appreciation of the world around you. You’ve gained new friends, and have experienced moments that have made an impression on your heart forever.
My most successful fundraiser was a girl’s only event held at a local hunt club. I sent out flyers to my parent’s friends, all my girlfriends, and every woman I ran into including the mail delivery person. I also created a Facebook event and invited every female on my Friends list. Social media really helped to spread the word about the fundraiser. I included a link to MyCCS page, in case friends could not make the event but wanted to help.
I always had a dream of volunteering, traveling and immersing myself into another culture. I had heard wonderful things about the Peace Corps but knew that a 27-month commitment was way more than I was interested in at this phase in my life. I took to the internet and stumbled upon Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS).
With a little more research, I was hooked. Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) offered a variety of timelines and locations so that I could customize my experience. I decided that 3 months would offer me the volunteer opportunity I was looking for.
Each year we challenge our HSVA volunteers to share videos of their CCS experiences as part of CCS’s “Documentarian of the Summer” contest. In Rohit’s video, you will see the beauty that he found in the vibrant, joyful culture of Dharamsala. Rohit’s journey inspires us all.