What You Get
Why CCUSA and GVN
Support from Experienced and Friendly Staff
The full-time staff at CCUSA, GVN, and your Volunteer Project, is dedicated to giving you the very best service around. We have all experienced working and traveling overseas.
Visa Assistance and Advice
CCUSA will guide you on what visa you may need prior to your trip.
Resources to help you cover up to 100% of the cost of your trip.
Competitive pricing and transparent service with no hidden costs.
Competitive Airline Prices
CCUSA will put you in touch with our friendly travel agent, who will give you access to exclusive fares for CCUSA participants.
Peace of mind
We have placed over 100,000 Internationals in the past 28 years.
Comprehensive travel insurance and our 24hr/7day emergency hotline. For only $75/month we offer an international travel insurance policy with medical, baggage and liability coverage. CCUSA insurance coverage is mandatory. For more information, download the Insurance Brochure (pdf).
While helping communities in need, grow personally, and network with like-minded people.
Make New Friends
Develop lifelong friends from around the world.
Improve Personal Skills
Gain confidence, independence, maturity, leadership, teaching, communication and other valuable life-long skills that will broaden your horizons and your future career.
Work Somewhere New
Experience a new country and culture.
Make a Difference
This is a remarkable program for remarkable people, who are willing to put their home comforts on hold for a short (or long time) and work to make changes that can last forever.
What you Get
- Comprehensive Fundraising Guide which will give you resources and tools to apply for grants, scholarships and raise funds to offset your program fee.
- Arrival transportation from airport to Host Family or Volunteer House (in most cases)
- Orientation and training prior to starting your project (will also cover aspects such as culture, food, transportation, money, safety, etc.)
- We will appoint a supervisor for you for the duration of your program and arrange all paperwork, placement details as well as act as your liaison with the Volunteer Program for your time in Latin America.
- Donation per month to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
- Toll-free telephone number to GVN office during office hours, assistance and support by GVN Staff and Counselors in your area.
- A Certificate & Report on your Volunteer Program should this be required for studies or other purposes
- International travel insurance will be provided for an additional fee and will include baggage, health, liability, medical evacuation, repatriation, etc.
- Accommodation in one of the following:
- A (paid) Host Family in the community where your Program operates. Accommodation is included for the duration of the Program, including most meals (please refer to specific program guides for details about your project). Please note that this accommodation can be basic and the Volunteer is expected to eat as their Host Family does. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know and we will do anything we can to accommodate you.
- A Volunteer House where you will stay with a group of volunteers. In some cases a chef will prepare your meals, or you will prepare your own, or only 2 meals will be provided and you will be responsible for the other (please refer to the program guide for details about your project).