Group Impact Projects

Volunteer Opportunities

The most effective approach to volunteering abroad – the only approach – is one designed by the community. With CCS, you’ll do meaningful work that addresses a specific community need. As you immerse yourself in the community – your new neighborhood – and work alongside local people to make a real impact, you’ll find beauty in every connection and commonality discovered, large or small. The CCS international volunteer experience offers you a genuine volunteer experience with countless opportunities to connect with, and learn from, local people in those communities in which you'll work to support.

Once enrolled, your family can choose between opportunities a school infrastructure project, vision project, dental project, or water & sanitation project, or can select to work in a school or daycare on early childhood education. If every member of your family is over the age of 18, you can also work with refugee support in our program in Greece.

The CCS Process and Support for:

Family & Friend Groups

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 Recruitment Managers to review and confirm your customized trip proposal.

Step 3
Enroll Your Group

Your Recruitment Manager will provide advice about travel, passports, visas, packing, etc.

Step 4
Prepare to Travel

Your Program Manager will provide advice about travel, passports, visas, packing, etc.

Step 5
Embark on your Trip!

Forms management, volunteer education and orientation, all handled by CCS.

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 Transportation Home-Base

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


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


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

Friends & Family Pricing

Families & friends traveling together benefit from significantly reduced program contributions. Bring along your group and see the impact on your program and your new community!

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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