A Spotlight on Guatemala - CCS Webinar Presentation

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As part of National Volunteer Week 2011, Cross-Cultural Solutions presents an in-depth look at what it's like to volunteer abroad with CCS at Guatemala. …

As part of National Volunteer Week 2011, Cross-Cultural Solutions presents an in-depth look at what it's like to volunteer abroad with CCS at Guatemala.

To watch the webinar recording please visit: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/media-center/webinars.aspx

Presenters:
Katie Nichols, Program Enrollment Manager
Alex Brandt, Program Manager for Guatemala

The topics of this webinar included:
Volunteer Placement - what volunteer work would be asked of me?
Cultural & Learning Activities - what activities would be/have been included?
Living Arrangements - what is a home base?
Weekend & "Free Time" Activities - what can we do on our own?
Presenter's personal volunteer experience

Learn more on volunteering abroad with CCS in Guatemala, and other countries: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org

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  • 1. National Volunteer Week: A Spotlight on Guatemala
  • 2. Agenda:OverviewHome-BasePlacementsCultural & Learning ActivitiesWeekend AdventuresHolidays & CelebrationsHow to get involvedQ&A
  • 3. Guatemala-OverviewOperating since 2003City of ContrastRich Mayan Culture “What stood out to me was how it wasnt just aPrograms Offered: volunteer experience even though that was the core of it but it was also an extremely cultural Insight (1 week) experience.” Volunteer (2-12 weeks) -Past Volunteer Intern (Health) Teen
  • 4. Guatemala
  • 5. Home-Base
  • 6. Placements• Children• Elderly• Disabilities• Health• Soup Kitchen
  • 7. Insight Placements
  • 8. Cultural & Learning Activities City Dump Salsa LessonsMayan Wedding Ceremony Cooking Lessons Antigua
  • 9. Weekend Adventures Lake PacayaAtitlan Volcano
  • 10. Weekend AdventuresSemuc Champey Antigua Tikal
  • 11. Holidays & Celebrations Christmas All Saints DaySeptember 15th
  • 12. How to get involved:Find a start date at:www.crossculturalsolutions.org/startdates Contact a Program Enrollment Manager for more questions: 800-380-4777 info@crossculturalsolutions.org
  • 13. Questions?