Family Volunteer Abroad

Cross-Cultural Solutions offers incredibly safe, enriching, international volunteering opportunities for families. All of our programs include planning and support, safe travel and accommodations, meaningful volunteer service, genuine opportunities for cultural immersion, and instruction in the local language. Our program offers everything your family needs for an experience of a lifetime.

When you make international volunteering a family activity, you give your family access to a world way beyond what they see every day. Young children become immersed in a new culture, teens learn the value of personal responsibility and commitment, and the whole family is brought closer together as they expand their horizons and become global citizens.

Why Volunteer With Cross-Cultural Solutions:

  • Safety Matters Most
    All of our volunteer destinations, as well as the CCS Home-Base where you and your family will stay, are located in safe and welcoming communities. Learn more about the CCS Difference.
  • We have 20 years of Experience
    For twenty years, Cross-Cultural Solutions has aimed to create a sense of improved understanding and shared humanity in the world through international volunteer opportunities. To date over 35,000 volunteers have participated in our programs.
  • We Take Care of the Details
    Let us handle the logistic of a complete, culturally immersive experience for your family. From airport pick-ups to incredible learning experiences and cultural adventures.
  • We Work With You
    Cross-Cultural Solutions will help you find the ideal volunteer program for your family. We work with you to happily accommodate your family's needs.

Family Discounts:

Get $262 off your program fee for each person that joins you on the program—up to 4 family members. Bring a child 12 or younger (as of the program start date), and receive a $700 discount per child INSTEAD of the outreach/companion discount.

For more information on how to get your family enrolled for the experience of a lifetime and all discounts available, email us at, or give us a call at 1-914-632-0022 to talk to a Program Specialist.

What Our CCS Families Are Saying:

Need Help Planning A Group Volunteer Adventure?

Here at Cross-Cultural Solutions, we've been helping groups of all sizes, interests, and ages realize the volunteer abroad adventure of a lifetime since 1995. In fact, it's my job as the Group Specialist—along with my co-Group Specialist, Kemper—to make sure that your group volunteer abroad experience is everything that every single member of your group dreamed that it would be!


My family is a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer family

When my children Emilie and Marc were teens, we decided to volunteer as a family with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Lima, Peru. CCS offered Emilie and Marc the freedom to have their own volunteer assignments. This means that they were able to have their own independent adventures at their volunteer sites during the day, and each night at dinner, we'd all sit down and share our stories.

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