Perfect for:

Team Building

Corporate Culture Development

Problem-Solving Skills

Employee Engagement

Employee Retention

Why CCS?

CCS is a service-focused NPO with 20 years of experience, explicitly recognized by the U.N. for our level of expertise in international volunteering. This means that your service learning experience will be optimally structured to make a real difference in the lives of local people. Experience has also taught CCS how to integrate cultural learning and adventure activities to produce a perfectly-balanced experience-of-a lifetime.

Groups of Any Size
Team Leaders Travel Free
Customized Programs
Online Tools

The CCS Home-Base is the home away from home for our volunteers, where they’ll connect with CCS staff and other volunteers, enjoy healthy and authentic meals, reflect on their experiences, or just relax. We ensure that volunteers will feel safe and comfortable.


Corporate Group Destinations

CCS Corporate Partners

For the past several years, OppenheimerFunds has partnered with Cross Cultural Solutions to provide employees with corporate volunteering opportunities across the globe. Teams volunteer in various parts of the world, not only to lend hand and heart, but also to work side by side with the very people we are helping.

Salesforce works in partnership with Cross-Cultural Solutions to provide opportunities for employees to travel abroad on volunteer leave, and supports employee volunteerism through matching gifts.

Cross-Cultural Solutions is Lilly’s primary partner for Connecting Hearts Abroad, a global employee volunteer program focused on global health introduced by Lilly in 2011.

Celanese partners with Cross-Cultural Solutions for their global employee volunteer program, traveling to 2 CCS destination per year.

Our partnership started with CEB (Corporate Executive Board) in 2015. Eleven participants from locations all over the world joined together for service and cultural immersion as a group with CCS Costa Rica.

Nineteen members of the Horizon Media team, from both their Los Angeles and New York headquarters, joined CCS Peru in October 2015 for a week long program in Lima, Peru.

Change a Child's Life. One Journey At A Time.

Impact Volunteering

CCS is a global leader for corporate groups to maximize their impact while serving abroad. Our some of our impact areas include Child Education, Child Health and Refugee Support, but we are experts at customizing programming around your corporate social responsibility strategies. Our experienced local staff supports your group the entire way to maximize your impact and build lasting relationships across your team while fully immersed in the most authentic of cultural experiences. Sample group projects include supporting healthcare through vision, dental, and WASH initiatives and supporting child education through infrastructure and language and math projects.

Child Education

Child Health

Refugee Support

Once enrolled, your group will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that best fits your goals. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

The CCS Support for:

Corporate Leaders

Step 1
Request a proposal from CCS

Fill out our form and we will send you a custom proposal with itineraries, costs, and other exciting details.

Trip Proposal

Step 2
Confirm Availability & Trip Details

Work with our Groups Specialist to review and confirm your customized trip proposal. We have flexible dates to fit your needs!

Step 3
Receive Your Promotional Materials

CCS will send a kit with posters, itineraries, info for participants, and presentation materials.

Step 4
Host an Information Session

A CCS representative will can meet with your team in person, or over the phone.

Step 5
Enroll Your Group

Each corporate member will have a customized myCCS page and the support of a Program Specialist to prepare for the program.

Step 6
Prepare To Travel

We're there to handle any questions your group members may have with our expert services.

Step 7
Embark on your trip!

Start your impact volunteering and grow as a team in a CCS location!

Our attention to detail sets us apart from any other international volunteer organization. In fact, we exceed the requirements set by the International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA). We have an impeccable safety record to prove that our strategies work. Here are just some of the many safety features CCS covers.

CCS Support Team Home-Base Transportation

CCS Support Team

  • Directors with 15+ years experience
  • Experienced full-time staff from the local community with full background checks
  • At least 3 CPR certified and first-aid qualified staff members
  • Continuous professional development for staff
  • 24-hour access to CCS staff
  • At least 2 fluent English-speaking CCS staff members on duty
  • Excursions at safe locations with reputable tour operators


The CCS Home-Base is the home away from home for our volunteers, where they’ll connect with CCS staff and other volunteers, enjoy healthy and authentic meals, reflect on their experiences, or just relax. We ensure that volunteers will feel safe and comfortable.

  • Fresh food prepared by CCS cooks trained in food safety and prepared to meet dietary restrictions and preferences
  • Unlimited, safe bottled drinking water
  • Security guard on duty
  • Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and at least 2 fully stocked first aid kits in every Home-Base
  • Gender-separated rooms


Countries have different standards when it comes to vehicle safety, such as whether or not people wear - or if cars even have - seat belts. We go the extra mile with transportation security for our volunteers.

  • All in-country transportation provided
  • CCS vehicles equipped with seat belts and first-aid kits
  • Gas tank at least ½ full before traveling
  • Vehicles regularly inspected

A New Vision in Guatemala

In the last couple of years, Cross-Cultural Solutions has launched Child Health Projects focused on improving hygiene, oral health, and vision in all program locations. I had the honor of seeing these programs come to life, and then talking with prospective volunteers about them: why this focus, how it impacts Child Health, and relates to Child Education, how we implement the program in-country.


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