Perfect for:

Language Class

Service Clubs

Sports Teams

Religious Studies

Social Studies Class

And more...

Why CCS?

CCS is a service-focused social enterprise 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.

Home-Base
Staff
Groups of Any Size
Teachers 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.

Middle & High School Volunteer Abroad Programs

Destinations

Your Impact

Teen Service Projects

The CCS Process and Support for:

Group Leaders

Step 1
Request a Trip Proposal from CCS

And receive a sample itinerary(s) and follow up call from our Director of Youth Engagement.

Trip Proposal

Step 2
Contact Us

If you have any questions or want to discuss your trip in further detail. Call 1-914-632-0022, or email us .

Step 3
Confirm Availability & Trip Details

Confirm your final trip itinerary and dates, and begin promoting your trip! We'll provide the tools and assistance to help enroll your group.

Step 4
Enroll Your Students

Enroll your students online with myCCS where families and teachers can access an array of educational resources, complete travel forms, and prepare for their trip.

Step 5
Pack your bags and embark!

CCS is your support team!

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.

Supervision & Support Home-Base Transportation

Supervision & Support




  • 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

Home-Base

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

Transportation



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

Minimize Your Cost

 
 
Many CCS volunteers fundraise for their program fee—some even fundraise their entire program fee! We will help you navigate funding tools, tap into financial resources, and find creative ways to raise money in order to turn this amazing experience from a possibility to a reality. You can read successful fundraising stories on our blog, and you can talk to one of our Program Specialists directly by calling 1-914-632-0022.  FIND OUT MORE

Gracias, Asante, Akpe, Shukran, Thank You

Gracias, Asante, Akpe, Shukran, Thank you.

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My 5+ year career at CCS has taught me a lot about “being thankful.” I continue to learn to wake up every single day, with the aim to live my life with gratitude and wonder at the diversity of human experience on this planet. Currently having the opportunity to work remotely from Tanzania (Hi Mount Kilimanjaro, nice to see you this morning!) and soon en route to India, by December, I will have had the chance to experience seven out of eight CCS programs.

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