Cross-Cultural Solutions organizes community service programs in
Staff of Cross-Cultural Solutions may
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Projects run from one or two weeks to 6 months or longer.
No experience is required.
Volunteers pay a fee to participate.
Web Site: www.crossculturalsolutions.org
47 Potter Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: 800-380-4777 or 914-632-0022
Registration / Application
Volunteers can register online at the Cross-Cultural Solutions web site, or by phone at 800-380-4777
History: Founded in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization.
Current minimum age of advisors: 18 years
Field Projects executed: 72 in 2000.
Advisors sent on field projects: 1,000 in 2001.
Budget: $801,026 (fiscal 1999)
Cross-Cultural Solutions currently has projects in 6 countries in 5 Regions (Africa: 1, Asia: 2, Caribbean: 1, Eastern Europe: 1, South America: 1)
Cultural Sensitivity Service
We believe the people of each culture know and understand what is appropriate for their community. Because local people are the experts, we assist them in carrying out the objectives they deem important, rather than impose Western ways.
Service is the core of our programs. Our volunteers serve by bringing their energy and skills to help fulfill the goals identified by expert local staff. Dedication to service is far more valuable than any one person's individual skills.
Our philosophy focuses on empowerment, not pity or charity. Cross-Cultural Solutions' partners work to empower people with the skills and knowledge they need to become self-sufficient.
Our programs combine service with real world learning. Volunteers routinely leave the program with a new appreciation for the host country and its people. Many volunteers say that working side by side with the local people was a life-changing experience.