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The most impactful 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, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. 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.
Children are every community's hope for a better future. Nurturing future generations begins with a single lesson, a simple smile, or just a bit of extra attention. Work as an international volunteer to strengthen a community's greatest asset -- their children -- when you volunteer with child care centers, daycare centers, community centers, and other organizations that are preparing kids for great things.
Many of the children you’ll work with need more positive role models in their lives. You’ll provide support to abused, abandoned, or otherwise vulnerable children so that they can grow into healthy, happy adults. Prepare kids for a bright future by playing games, serving meals, and giving much needed one-on-one attention and love. You'll be an invaluable role model for local children by offering support to an under-resourced staff.
Cultural, political, and economic challenges disproportionately impact girls and women. When you improve access to education, healthcare, and resources for a woman, you start a ripple effect that strengthens the entire community. Experience first-hand how empowering girls and women can lead to long-term economic growth, social development, and environmental sustainability.
When a girl stays in school, it creates improved economic opportunities and reduces rates of teen pregnancy and child marriages. When women are provided with economic opportunities, it translates into stronger, healthier families and communities. Your volunteer work to provide education opportunities, assist microfinance and development opportunities, and support victims of violence will create lasting change and empowerment to the amazing women and girls who will transform their families and communities.
Spend your volunteering abroad alongside healthcare professionals who are working to provide quality care to their patients each and every day.
The healthcare organizations operating in each of our partner communities don't just provide medical services. They educate, engage, connect, and rally people around some of the most pervasive issues. Many of the people, you’ll encounter during your time volunteering abroad live with limited access to the most basic health resources. You may work with physicians, administrators, support staff, patients, or families to improve morale and quality of life for countless individuals. Whether your volunteer service takes you out into the community, to a local clinic, or to a hospital room bedside, the love and attention that you offer can bring a smile to the faces of patients and their families, and for many, that makes all the difference in the world.