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Volunteer Impact in CCS Morocco, CCS Webinar Presentation
Volunteer Impact in CCS MoroccoW EBINARSThursday, June 14th4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Introductions Pete Bryan Program Advisor (Team Leader) Alumnus of CCS Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, and Morocco Claire Boyce Program Advisor & Corporate RelationsAlumna of CCS Costa Rica, Guatemala and Morocco
Agenda• Introductions• About CCS• Fun Facts About Morocco• About CCS Rabat• Volunteer Work• CCS Home-Base• CCS Morocco Staff• Cultural & Learning Activities• Free Time• Questions & Answers• Next Steps
About CCS Our Approach Respecting Local Expertise in Community Development• Volunteer Placements • Placement Process • Partner Programs • In-Country Staff• Cultural Immersion • Home-Base located in a residential community • Cultural & Learning Activities Our Mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in • Fostering Relationships partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing• Flexibility perspectives and fostering cultural • 4 Programs, 12 Countries, and Year- understanding. We are an international not-for-profit organization with no Round Start Dates political or religious affiliations.
Experience the Warmth andAbout Morocco Traditions of North Africa
About CCS Rabat • Rabat is a bustling, vibrant capital city • Over 1,200 volunteers since 2007 • Programs Available • Insight Abroad (1 week) • Volunteer Abroad (2-12 weeks) • Intern Abroad (4-5 weeks)
Ensuring our Volunteers Impact onVolunteer Work the Community Remains Positive Volunteer Placements - Caregiving • Plan activities and engage! • Give love, care, and attention • Children’s Hospital • Orphanage for Children with Special Needs
Ensuring our Volunteers Impact onVolunteer Work the Community Remains Positive Volunteer Placements - Teaching • Children and Adults • School or Grassroots Organization • Classroom and Conversational English • Women’s Empowerment
CCS Home-Base Your Home Away From Home Living arrangements, meals & more• Lodging: Safe, cozy & colorful living environment• Resource Center• Meals: Three delicious authentic meals a day by CCS staff cooks & safe drinking water provided• Transportation: Airport pick-up and drop-off, and safe transportation to & from volunteer placement• Communication: Wi-fi & phone access
CCS Morocco Staff In-Country Support Providing Expert Support for our Volunteers and Partners in the Community• Year-round CCS Staff & members of the local community• Mohamed Mhmmoudi, Country Director• Program Managers• Cooks• Housekeepers• Licensed Drivers• 24-hour Security
Cultural & Learning Activities Cultural Immersion Getting the Insider’s Perspective • Guest speakers: Intro to Islam, Women in Morocco, and much more! • Cooking Lessons: tagines, teas, desserts • Historical site visits • Local museums & markets • Moroccan Arabic language and script lessons
Free Time A Chance to Explore the Community On Your Own Afternoons & Weekends• In Rabat: medina, hammam, cafes, festivals• Imperial Cities: Fes, Meknes, Marrakesh• Sahara Desert• Casablanca• Hiking, beaches, and more!
Enrollment & Pre-departure Support Support From Start to Finish • CCS HQ Staff were all volunteers before they were staff • We work closely with local organizations to match volunteer skills with the needs of the communityProgram Advisors In-Country SupportOur Program Advisors are here All our in-country staff members areto help decide which country, from the communities where we work,date & duration is best for you. living and working there year-round. Program Site Specialists Alumni Action Network Program Site Specialists will prepare Become a life-long learner you for your CCS experience & about international issues. answer your questions along the way.
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 Determine where, when, & for how long you want to volunteer:Next www.crossculturalsolutions.org/enroll/enroll-checklist Contact a Program AdvisorSteps 1-800-380-4777, Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EDT Pete: firstname.lastname@example.org Claire: email@example.com Stay In Touch Upcoming Info Sessions facebook.com/crossculturalsolutions • Yorktown Heights, NY (June 16th) • Mattituck, NY (June 20th) twitter.com/volunteerabroad • Santa Monica, CA (June 25th) • Newtown, CT (June 26th) youtube.com/ccsvolunteerabroad • Westborough, MA (June 30th) ccscommunity.com Find more events near you: pinterest.com/volunteerabroad www.crossculturalsolutions.org/events