I’ve been living in Salvador, Brazil for six months now. Although my primary CCS service placement is teaching at a community preschool, I also sometimes visit a nonprofit organization in Salvador that works with AIDS patients and individuals who are seropositive for HIV. One of my first days there, another volunteer, Alexander, and I are asked to shave the hair of the patients. It is my first time cutting hair, and the results quickly reveal that fact. Help comes in the form of a patient who used to cut hair on the streets. He teaches us patiently how to hold the razor and guide with our wrist.KEEP READING
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
We're of the "more the merrier" school of thought. If you're organizing a group of more than five volunteers, we've got some great options that will help you get your entire group from point A to point B-eautiful international volunteering experience, stress-free!
Whether you're looking to enroll a group of colleagues, family members, students, alternative spring breakers, or traveling circus performers, we take all kinds! Plenty of groups travel with us each year, so we've got this down to a science. Get more information on group volunteering with CCS, and request a brochure today. When you're ready to enroll, we'll put you on the phone with a specialist for the destination your group has selected.
For every 8 paying participants for education groups, 1 participant (a chaperone, staff member, or student leader) goes free! If you are leading a group with minor participants, please contact your Group Specialist for information on required chaperones and complimentary programs. In addition, you will receive $500 off every paying group participant if your program ends before June 8, 2015 or begins after August 14, 2015.
We've organized hundreds of service-learning programs for every type of academic group—from high school groups and university and college clubs to professional student associations and fraternities and sororities. Learn more about taking your own group abroad with CCS.
Corporate Volunteering Abroad and CSR Trips
We partner with a wide variety of companies to develop incredible international volunteer programs for large groups of employees. Companies we've partnered with include Google, Eli Lilly & Company, Salesforce, Travelocity, and the Cartoon Network. Find out more about corporate volunteering abroad with CCS.
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And in the meantime, if you've got any questions at all, just contact us. We're here to help!
Read more about group volunteering with Cross-Cultural Solutions:
In the summer of 2012, Kirkwood Community College sent our very first group of students overseas to volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions. Since then, we have sent students and faculty to Tanzania, Peru, and Costa Rica. And in 2014, I'll be leading my very first group of Cross-Cultural Solutions student volunteers on an immersive cultural experience in Ghana's Volta Region.KEEP READING
During my time volunteering in Salvador, Brazil as a member of the Eli Lilly and Company corporate volunteer group, I kept a personal journal. I wanted to share with you just a snippet of a "day in the life" of a CCS volunteer, in hopes that perhaps you'll be inspired to do the same someday. Happy reading!
A few weeks ago, we shared the incredible volunteer story behind A Fresh Chapter—a place for cancer survivors to find strength and fresh starts through a supportive community and international volunteering. Here's a beautiful video from The Fresh Chapter Alliance's most recent CCS group experience.KEEP READING
Here at Cross-Cultural Solutions, we've been helping groups of all sizes, interests, and ages realize the volunteer abroad adventure of a lifetime since 1995. In fact, it's my job as the Group Specialist—along with my co-Group Specialist, Kemper—to make sure that your group volunteer abroad experience is everything that every single member of your group dreamed that it would be!KEEP READING