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danizeo

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Review for Cross-Cultural Solutions, New Rochelle, NY, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

THEY ARE NOT A NON PROFIT I have used them three times in the past. I had issues with accounting department(not the only one I am afraid) and a few with reps they are young and have high turnover. I have always had wonderful time when in country. With accoubting descrepencies I decided to stop using them and went with different organization. This year i got an email about working with refugees in Greece. I decided to give them a try again. Found out once in greece they are no longer a non profit eventhough states it on their website. The change happened in october 2016. Only found out because someone in group was complaining they were found raising and asked for tax id for 503 status. I did not found raise this time due to them miscalculating donations in the past with me. They increase charge for volunteer trip once they saw demand. Also working with disorganize ngo at camps but continue because was how they got into camps. I and another volunteer who also is a special education voiced our concern for saftey of children because of how unsafe and philosophy promoting negative behavior. I did get hurt. The staff at ccs was great in coming with me for xrays and mri butin all honesty it could of been prevented and i wonder if them now being a for profit ngo had something to do with it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be more teansparent and honest.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Cross-Cultural Solutions, New Rochelle, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered two weeks this year in Rabat, Morocco. It was an incrediable and amzing journey. This was my second time volunteering through CCS and it made me realize all the reasons why I chose them. You are together with all the volunteers in one house(great for making new friends, and having someone to go out with at night and to travel on weekends with. Eight of us went to the Sahara Dessert together. It was unbelievable. Food and dafe water is provided for as is transportation to volunteer sites and unlike all others you see your country contact every weekday, Mohamed was there if we had any problem and quickly helped resolved any concern. I never felt more safe or comfortable. He and the rest of the staff tried to make us feel at home while sharing their culture with us. We had cooking lessons, language and cultural. We felt at ease to be able to ask anything, Morocco was beautiful my only regret is that I did not stay longer so I could of seen more of that beautiful country. Volunteering at the hospital working with children was so rewarding. I highly recommend this program and this location.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer