Expanding International Volunteering on Campus

CCS and CCID

Cross-Cultural Solutions' international volunteer programs are the exclusive partner of Community Colleges for International Development (CCID). CCID groups participate in a specialized global health and education program that supports the learning goals of students, maximizes their on-the-ground impact and creates an authentic cultural experience for everyone involved. Our staff is here to work with faculty on every aspect of the trip, from design, recruitment, preparation, implementation on-the-ground, to follow-up.

Ready to learn more? Contact our Group Specialist at groups@ccs.ngo, fill out our Trip Proposal, or give us a call at 914-632-0022.




Why CCS?

We've organized hundreds of service-learning programs for every type of academic group—from university and college clubs to professional student associations and fraternities and sororities.

Home-Base
Staff
Groups of Any Size
CCS Program Fees
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.

Community College Groups

Destinations

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

Impact Areas

With CCS, your students will be immersed in meaningful volunteering projects that make an impact on communities. Choose from Child Health, and focus on our vision, dental, and WASH curriculums, or focus on Child Education, where you'll implement an Early Childhood Education program in daycares and elementary schools. With either focus, you'll be provided with a robust curriculum to address the most pressing issues impacting global communities.

Child Education

Child Health

Refugee Support

The CCS Process and Special Services For:

Group 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.

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 either be there or be on call to help.

Step 5
Enroll Your Group

Students fill out required forms on their customized online myCCS Portal.

Step 6
Prepare To Travel

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

Step 7
Embark on your trip!

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.

The CCS Support Team Transportation Home-Base

The 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

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

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

Mary-Katherine's Impact in Peru

Mary-Katherine Workman volunteered in Peru in January 2018. She wanted the opportunity to travel but also make a sustainable impact. In Peru, she worked on numerous social projects to help uplift Lima communities. Lawrence Book-McKnight, Program Manager for CCS Peru interviewed Mary-Katherine about her experience. Read about her impact journey!

When did you originally decide to volunteer with CCS, and why?

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