Perfect for:

Sports Teams

Academic Groups

Language Skills

Communication Building

and more . . .

Why CCS?

Home-Base
Staff
Groups of Any Size
Faculty Travels 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.

University Groups

Destinations

The CCS Process and Support for:

Faculty Members

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 Students

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!

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

What We Did, What It Meant, and What Is Left Behind

We love hearing stories of volunteers making a meaningful impact on the ground, and we're happy to present the reflections of volunteer Laurie Sutherland of her experience with CCS in Ghana.

My two weeks volunteering in Ho, Ghana, was spent doing vision screenings at schools in 2 villages, 30 minutes from our home base. During that time we (5 of us the first week, 4 the second) screened:
- 331 people, including a half dozen or so teachers
- 21 failed the test, 2 of them teachers.

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