It's almost 2014 and whether you've already put down your deposit and are preparing for your life-changing volunteer experience with Cross-Cultural Solutions, or you're dreaming of ways to make 2014 the year you achieve your goal of becoming an international game-changer, we've got some helpful tips for you! This post is dedicated specifically to helping you find end-of-year ways to save up for your CCS program.
Last week we inaugurated our cheap flight blog series with my top 5 must-know tips for finding a cheap flight. Have you tried any of those tips? Well, I've got some more! Check out my next round of helpful hints.
So you've reserved a coveted spot on a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteering extravaganza. Now you have to get yourself there. As luck would have it, I'm sort of an expert in the art of finding cheap flights, and I'm here to give you a few tips on how you can be, too.
And now for the much anticipated conclusion of my adventures in fundraising.
Just a week after my letters went out, I got three checks in the mail for $10, $25, and $50. At that point, I was just relieved to have received a response. And not just one response; three! Over the next several days, more letters arrived and each one contained a check and a quick note of encouragement from the donor.
Let me paint you a picture:
I’m a college student. I just spent $400 on books. I buy chicken flavored ramen in bulk when it’s on sale. I work part-time at a pizza place and have an unpaid internship. I’ve also got a pretty rockin’ social life. I’m a busy lady living on a modest budget. All this, and I’ve just decided to enroll with CCS for a four-week volunteer adventure of a lifetime in Tanzania.
Now that you’re completely inspired to make some simple lifestyle changes and reach your goal of becoming an international volunteer extraordinaire, I’ve got some more super saving tips to pass along that I think you’re going to love.
If you’re considering embarking on a volunteer adventure of a lifetime with CCS, but need a little help raising your program contribution, I’ve got some tips to help you get there. I know they work. Because they worked for me.