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Compare MovingWorlds vs. Cross Cultural Solutions

Both MovingWorlds and Cross Cultural Solutions want to help you find volunteer projects abroad, but they go about the process very differently. This page outlines their differences and similarities.

The primary difference between MovingWorlds and Cross Cultural Solutions is that CCS provides established, highly vetted group trips in specific locations they have programs. It manages your experience end-to-end. MovingWorlds matches you to a locally-led organization where you can best use your skills, and then provides training, resources, and an online platform to guide you through a planning process.

You can read this article for more information to help explain the difference: There Is a Big Difference Between Voluntourism and Volunteering Your Skills.

DESCRIPTIONS

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
A matching site and support team that matches you to free, skills-based volunteer—Experteering—projects around the world. MovingWorlds charges a membership fee to support you with matching and planning. MovingWorlds has been in operation since 2012. Operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. It is an international nonprofit organization with no political or religious affiliations. CCS has been in operation since 1995.

COSTS

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
MovingWorlds membership starts at $125 to connect to 100% free volunteering opportunities that provide free accommodations and local benefits. This membership fee is money-back if you don’t love its service. See more about MovingWorlds costs here. Programs start at $2,250, not including travel. See more about CCS costs here.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
MovingWorlds finds projects just for you based on your skills, location, and timing preferences. Cross Cultural Solutions has previously scheduled program with specific dates that you can join.

TYPES OF VOLUNTEER WORK

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
Opportunities on MovingWorlds are skills-based and are curated through a global network of partners. Projects are primarily manual or observation based.

LEVEL OF SUPPORT

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
MovingWorlds matching site and planning process guides you through a complete planning process in partnership with your hosting organization in the field. The website will guide you through all required planning steps, and your hosting organization in the field will address your questions about local needs. Cross Cultural Solutions provides personalized planning support, phone calls, and resources and guides to help you navigate your international trip.

LENGTH OF PROJECTS

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
MovingWorlds will help you find a project for any length of time. If you don’t see the perfect project on our site, its team will work with you to source a new project that matches your needs. Cross Cultural Solutions has trips ranging between 1 and 12 weeks. You can pick your own duration.

LOCATION OF PROJECTS

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
MovingWorlds has active projects in over 40 countries at any given time. Its partnership network covers another 130+ countries and can help get you matched anywhere you want to travel. Cross Cultural Solutions has live programs offered in 9 countries.

LEARN MORE

MOVINGWORLDS CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
MovingWorlds Home Page Cross Cultural Solutions Info Page

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