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  • 1. Volunteering in a Group Alternative Breaks &Summer Trips with Cross- Cultural Solutions
  • 2. Agenda• Volunteer Abroad – Program Overview• Insight Abroad – Program Overview• What is a group?• Who volunteers as a group?• Corporate groups• When to volunteer• Planning as a group• Alternative Break groups• How to lead an Alternative Break group• Program fee & Fundraising• Volunteer placements• Campus clubs• Questions
  • 3. • 2 – 12 weeksVolunteer Abroad • 3 part program structure • Program fee starting at $2,988 for 2 weeks – Reduced program fees in China, Russia, and Guatemala – Starting at $2,588 • Group placements – Special interests?
  • 4. Insight Abroad• 1 week• 3 part program structure• Program fee starting at $1,946 – Reduced fee in China & Guatemala – Starting at $1,746• Group placements – Special interests?
  • 5. What is a Group?• 6 or more• Custom start dates• Benefits of volunteering as group – Discounts – Sharing the experience with friends, family, colleagues – Sharing perspectives
  • 6. Who Volunteers as a Group?• Students – Campus Clubs• Families• Working professionals – Career break/career switch – Professional development – Sharing professional skills
  • 7. Who Volunteers • Corporate social as a Group? responsibility (CSR) – Bringing experience home – Expanding global knowledge • Corporate Groups & Partnerships – Eli Lilly & Company – Salesforce.com – Google – Travelocity Corporate Relations Specialist Claire Boyce corporate@crossculturalsolutions.org
  • 8. When to Volunteer • Start dates year-round – Custom group dates • Summer break – Peak season – Excitement! • Spring/Fall/Winter – Off-peak season – Lower program fee – Quieter Home-Base – Need for volunteers • Planning in advance – Easy! – Pre-departure support
  • 9. Planning• 6 months in advance – Partnerships/Enrollment Department – Program Site Specialist• Fundraising as a group – Program fee 100% tax deductible for US residents• How to talk about volunteering abroad
  • 10. Alternative Breaks Student- led groups for the Spring, Summer, or Winter!
  • 11. Leading an Alternative Breaks Group
  • 12. Program Fees & Fundraising
  • 13. Volunteer Placements“Doing serviceabroad openedmy mind to be aglobal citizen, myeyes to newhorizons, myhands to newexperiences, andmy soul to newpassions.”- Isai Jefferson Rosa Alternative Breaks Costa Rica
  • 14. CCS Campus Clubs Start a CCS Campus Club at your University to encourage students to volunteer!
  • 15. Questions?
  • 16. Next Steps…• Contact Group Enrollment Specialist:1-800-380-4777groups@crossculturalsolutions.org• Contact Corporate Specialist, Claire Boyce:1-800-380-4777corporate@crossculturalsolutions.org• Contact CCS Campus Clubs:1-800-380-4777clubs@crossculturalsolutions.org

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