Volunteering from a 50+ perspective

50 plus Volunteering Abroad

If you’re a 50+ volunteer looking for a once-in-a-lifetime international experience, you’ve come to the right place. See what other volunteers just like you had to say about their CCS experience.

"I know that two weeks is a short time, but I have never had such an intense travel experience as the one to Guatemala City through Cross-Cultural Solutions."
Andrea Cookson, Age 60, Guatemala City Volunteer

"My overall experience was wonderful. Each day at least once, I had the opportunity to challenge myself either physically, emotionally or spiritually. I also had the experience of saying to myself (and sometimes out loud) 'Now here's something I never thought I'd do/see.' I had wanted the opportunity to push myself beyond my comfort zone and I certainly had that opportunity."
Sara Goldberger, Age 57, Bangkok Volunteer

"Part of the reason I went on this adventure, was that my mother had passed on last fall. I wanted to do something to honor her and working with the elderly could not have been a better way to do that. The warmth and acceptance from the staff and clients could not have been better. I was glad I could contribute with my massage and energy work."
Valerie Robertshaw, Age 52, Lima Volunteer

"The trip was my 60th birthday present to myself, and it was a wonderful way to begin this new decade; I got to be selfish and generous at the same time, getting to visit a part of the world I had long wanted to see but at the same time returning with the feeling that I had had the chance to give back a bit of what life has so generously given me."
Linda, Age 60, Dharamsala Volunteer

"I didn't have to be the teacher; letting the children teach ME was much more stimulating for them. Once I let go of being the HELPER, I could play games on the playground and laugh at myself (as they laughed with me). And there's other ways of communicating without words, like doing crafts and taking photos. I didn't feel like I was doing much, but everyone was terribly appreciative."
Patricia Burns, Age 55, Lima Volunteer

When you volunteer abroad with CCS, here is what’s included in your program fee: personalized volunteer assignment, accommodation at the CCS Home-Base, healthy home-cooked meals, 24-hour security, immersive cultural activities, in-country transportation, language classes, travel medical insurance, genuine opportunities for cultural exchange, and the unmatched expertise of our in-country staff of local people.

Your volunteering adventure of a lifetime is closer than you think. Contact us today to speak to an experienced Program Advisor and begin planning your CCS experience.


After reading the article of the 50"s generations I am looking forward. To the life chg exp, diane
Posted at 1:43pm on June 19th, 2013
That's great, Diane. I think it's important for people to remember that it's absolutely never too late to take a leap and have an experience that changes everything. Keep me posted on your adventures!
Posted at 3:04pm on June 19th, 2013
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