In 2008, my father retired from a lifetime career with Prudential as an insurance salesman. Prudential made sure that his benefits package would reflect a wealth (pun intended) of financial perks. One of those perks was corporate matching for life. From that day forward, my father could donate to almost any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Prudential would match the donation; a pretty extraordinary package.
If you've been considering a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer abroad adventure in Ghana's Volta Region—or any of our 12 amazing international destinations—then you've got to check out this video.
When you volunteer abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions, what awaits you at the Home-Base is a family of local people who’ll immediately plug you into your new community. It's the family in a faraway place that you never knew you had; the CCS in-country team.
If you’re a passionate international volunteer, chances are, you’ve wondered about the long-term impact of your efforts. Am I doing it right? Am I doing it smart? Am I helping to make a real and lasting change? Here's what I can tell you without reservation. Smart volunteering makes a positive difference in the lives of the individuals you're working to support.
Volunteering with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Bangkok, Thailand far exceeded my expectations. By the end of my four weeks, I had developed serious connections with the students and staff members at the school for children with disabilities where I was teaching. The initial, and occasionally overwhelming feeling of being the new kid in a busy school had long since faded, and almost without my realizing it, I had become a trusted member of the school community. A lot can happen in four weeks.