Summer Volunteering      Teen Adventures and Family Excursions  W EBINARSTuesday, March 20th 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST           ...
Agenda•   Introductions•   Recognized Leader•   About CCS•   About our Home-Bases•   Our Dedication to Safety•   Sustainab...
Introductions     Claire Boyce     Program Advisor        Alumna ofCCS Costa Rica & Guatemala   Alexandra Raab    Program ...
A Recognized Leader         Over 17 years and 28,000 volunteers• 501(c)(3) non-profit organization• No religious or politi...
About CCS• Types of Programs    • Volunteer Abroad (2-12 weeks)    • Insight Abroad (1 week)    • Teen Volunteer Abroad (1...
Turn an Ordinary Summer into an          Extraordinary OneSummer Advantages  • Peak Time: Meet the most amount of fellow v...
A Typical Experience as a CCS Volunteer
The CCS Experience: Home-Base                      Learn a new recipe…•   All accommodations are taken care of once you st...
Dedication to SafetyExplore a new neighborhood                             Safety is our #1 Priority                      ...
The CCS Experience:      Volunteer WorkExplore a new definition of service• Local Partner Programs• Sustainable community ...
The CCS Experience:              Cultural & Learning ActivitiesTake a hike… on new ground                             Cult...
The CCS Experience: Free TimeAfternoons, evenings & weekends are for you!• Weekend travel• Excursions & local attractions•...
Families in ActionWe welcome families of all sizes!• Minimum age for children: 8 years old  (10 years old in Russia & Moro...
The Impact of Family Volunteering
The Teen Volunteer Abroad Experience                                              Overview                                ...
Teen Volunteer Abroad: Volunteer Work               Volunteer work structure for Teens                • Group volunteering...
Value of a CCS Program    ANNUAL BREAKDOWN                     What Your Program Fee Covers      OF PROGRAM FEE           ...
Questions?
FOR MORE WEBINARS:  w w w. c r o s s c u l t u r a l s o l u t i o n s . o r g / w e b i n a r s                          ...
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Summer Volunteering: Teen Adventures and Family Excursions, CCS Webinar Presentation

  1. Summer Volunteering Teen Adventures and Family Excursions W EBINARSTuesday, March 20th 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST www.crossculturalsolutions.org
  2. Agenda• Introductions• Recognized Leader• About CCS• About our Home-Bases• Our Dedication to Safety• Sustainable Volunteer Work• Benefits of Cultural & Learning Activities• The Importance of Free-Time• Family Volunteering & Impact• Teen Volunteer Abroad• The Value of a CCS Program• Questions?• Next Steps
  3. Introductions Claire Boyce Program Advisor Alumna ofCCS Costa Rica & Guatemala Alexandra Raab Program Advisor Alumna ofCCS Guatemala & Tanzania
  4. A Recognized Leader Over 17 years and 28,000 volunteers• 501(c)(3) non-profit organization• No religious or political affiliations• Excellence in International Volunteering • 99% of CCS volunteers who completed an evaluation rated their overall program experience as "Excellent" or “Above Average." • 99% of the local projects we work with rated the volunteers overall impact as "Highly Positive" or "Positive.“ • Over 75% of our volunteers agree to represent CCS, and share stories about their CCS experience with others.• Strong Credibility • Exec. Director chairs Building Bridges Coalition buildingbridgescoalition.org • Member of IVPA volunteerinternational.org • Special Consultative Status with the UN • Leader among peer organizations
  5. About CCS• Types of Programs • Volunteer Abroad (2-12 weeks) • Insight Abroad (1 week) • Teen Volunteer Abroad (1-3 weeks) • Intern Abroad (4-12 weeks) OUR VALUES are:• 12 Countries Shared Humanity When people of different cultures have an opportunity to connect, there comes an• Summer start dates are filling up quick! understanding of our shared humanity.• Program Fee (Starts at $1,700) Respect We accept, appreciate and respect that • China, Russia, Guatemala at a people know and understand what is appropriate for their own communities. discounted rate! Integrity We commit to ensuring the safety,• CCS staff departure support flexibility, professionalism, transparency and excellence of our programs.
  6. Turn an Ordinary Summer into an Extraordinary OneSummer Advantages • Peak Time: Meet the most amount of fellow volunteers • Cool off in Latin America: Southern hemisphere is cooler during the summer time! • Teen Volunteer Abroad only available during the Summer • Summer internships also available to advance your career • Groups – Faculty-led groups are most common during the Summer months
  7. A Typical Experience as a CCS Volunteer
  8. The CCS Experience: Home-Base Learn a new recipe…• All accommodations are taken care of once you step off the plane• Safe food and drinking water• Able to accommodate dietary restrictions or food-related health concerns• 24-hour staff availability• You’ll have some of the best conversations with our cooks & drivers!• Safety is our #1 priority…
  9. Dedication to SafetyExplore a new neighborhood Safety is our #1 Priority • Program Sites chosen based on safety and security • Rigorous in-country staff training; extensive emergency procedures • Home-Base is cornerstone of safe infrastructure • Safe residential neighborhood • Safe healthy meals; safe drinking water • 24 hour security • CCS Drivers and vehicles • Comprehensive Travel Medical Insurance • Safety at Volunteer Placements • Free Time safety
  10. The CCS Experience: Volunteer WorkExplore a new definition of service• Local Partner Programs• Sustainable community development• Volunteer Placements Available • Caring for Infants & Children • Caring for the Elderly • Caring for People with Disabilities • Teaching Children • Teaching Conversational English • Assisting Teachers of Special Education • Observing & Assisting Local Health Professionals • Working with People Affected by HIV/AIDS • Working towards Womens Empowerment
  11. The CCS Experience: Cultural & Learning ActivitiesTake a hike… on new ground Cultural Immersion: An Insiders Perspective • Orientation • Learn the language • Explore the culture with our staff; always age appropriate • Guest speakers from the local community • Museums and landmarks • Markets • Feedback session
  12. The CCS Experience: Free TimeAfternoons, evenings & weekends are for you!• Weekend travel• Excursions & local attractions• Shopping Brazil: Zip line in Salvador! Russia: See a play in St. Petersburg! Peru: Visit Machu Picchu! Go to the beach … in another continent!
  13. Families in ActionWe welcome families of all sizes!• Minimum age for children: 8 years old (10 years old in Russia & Morocco)• All children are eligible for a discount!• Extensive pre-departure support Questions to consider: • Is my family open to traveling? • Do my children understand the impact of service & volunteering? • Are we looking for a city or a small town? • Are my children learning a language?
  14. The Impact of Family Volunteering
  15. The Teen Volunteer Abroad Experience Overview • Ages 14 to 17 • Countries • Xi’an, China (1 date left!) • Orosi, Costa Rica (full) • Volta Region, Ghana • Tepcán, GuatemalaFor an in-depth overview of teen countries: • Western Cape, South Africa (full)www.crossculturalsolutions.org/webinars • Suphanburi, Thailand (new!) • Safety is our #1 priority • Cultural and language immersion • Supervised and Structured Free Time • Team-building adventures • Application process
  16. Teen Volunteer Abroad: Volunteer Work Volunteer work structure for Teens • Group volunteering • Project-based; Designed with the goal of accomplishing the project within the 1-3 week program • About four to five hours a day • Examples: • Teaching English at a local school • Painting murals in an orphanage • Playing sports and teaching arts and crafts at a school for children with disabilities • Planting a garden in an elderly center • Participating in recreational activities with the community. • Urban art photography project
  17. Value of a CCS Program ANNUAL BREAKDOWN What Your Program Fee Covers OF PROGRAM FEE • Breakdown of expenses • Food, Lodging, Transportation, & Staff Support: 51% • Outreach: 15% • Program Development & Management: 13% • Volunteer Coordination: 12% • General & Administrative: 9% • Tax Deductible • Program fees are 100% tax-deductible for U.S. residents • Our Dedication to Transparency • Transparency Documentcrossculturalsolutions.org/program-fee
  18. Questions?
  19. FOR MORE WEBINARS: w w w. c r o s s c u l t u r a l s o l u t i o n s . o r g / w e b i n a r s Determine where, when, and for how long youNext want to volunteer: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/enroll/enroll-checklistSteps Contact a Program Advisor 1-800-380-4777, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm EST Claire: claire@crossculturalsolutions.org Alexandra: alexandra@crossculturalsolutions.org Stay In Touch Upcoming Events • Evanston, IL, March 24th ccscommunity.org • Long Beach, CA, March 29th facebook.com/crossculturalsolutions • Midland, MI, March 30th twitter.com/volunteerabroad • San Francisco, CA, April 13th youtube.com/ccsvolunteerabroad Find more events: www.crossculturalsolutions.org/events

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