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VOLUNTEER ABROAD. CHANGE THEIR WORLD. CHANGE YOURS.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

A volunteer trip abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions will change you. Change the way you see other cultures. Maybe even change how you live your life. All while you change the lives of others for the better. Ultimately we’re changing the way volunteering is done, making it a safe, exciting adventure of a lifetime for people of all ages and walks of life.

WHY VOLUNTEER ABROAD WITH CCS

More than ever, people around the world want change. Change in the inequities that polarize. Change in the corrupt systems that prevent self-determination. Change in the unjust repression of entire populations.

But the change we all wish to see won't be realized through big, sweeping acts—not by governments, or armies, or the UN. Instead, lasting change will be achieved through small, personal acts of kindness and selflessness, and through the spreading of tolerance and understanding between people and cultures. Only as people become more willing to change themselves—the way they think, the way they act—will real change become possible.

It is exactly these types of changes that Cross-Cultural Solutions makes possible. The passion that you bring to your volunteer abroad experience will start a ripple effect, bringing change to people and the communities in which they live. Meanwhile, you’ll find wisdom and beauty in a way of life different from your own.

You'll discover the critical role that every individual plays in achieving lasting change. You'll see that volunteering abroad can be a safe and exciting adventure—the trip of a lifetime where you can learn about another culture while learning about yourself.

Change in the world begins with you. You're closer than ever to making an incredible difference.

Change their world. Change yours.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

Local people are the experts.

CCS IN-COUNTRY TEAMS

Our in-country teams are all local people who understand the needs of their communities, and our Country Directors are experts in the field of international development. With their firsthand knowledge and experience, our staff effectively connect volunteers to sustainable projects. They will guide you throughout your experience and make you feel at home in the Home-Base.

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#bestweekendever

Over the Labor Day weekend, Cross-Cultural Solutions held our inaugural alumni weekend trip, for those who have previously been on a longer experience with CCS, and wanted to reconnect with an international community and other like-minded volunteers. With the recognition that many alumni don’t have the time to go abroad for as long as they did on their initial program, CCS wants to offer quick ways to increase cultural competency and make an impact with some of our partner programs.

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CCS Volunteer Impact by the Numbers

Changing their world.
2,524,095
service hours to date
Changing yours.
34,850
volunteers since 1995
99.5
volunteer satisfaction rating

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