Volunteering from a 50+ perspective
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.