FAMILY VOLUNTEER ABROAD PROGRAMS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 1-914-632-0022 to talk to a Program Specialist.
What Our CCS Families Are Saying:
Recently, my mom, sister, and I traveled to Guatemala to volunteer together with Cross-Cultural Solutions for one week. And although we're an incredibly close bunch, I feel like I got to see certain sides of those two (and myself), for the very first time.KEEP READING
In the Fall of 2011, my daughter decided to volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Guatemala. She invited me to accompany her, and though I was hesitant at first, she wouldn't take no for an answer. She convinced me that volunteering in Guatemala would be a wonderful experience. She then said that her two grown children—my eldest grandchildren—were also going.KEEP READING
In December 2011, I volunteered in Guatemala with my family: mom, brother, and grandma. We had volunteered as a family with Cross-Cultural Solutions twice before in Tanzania, but this was the first time that grandma was coming along for the adventure.KEEP READING
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!KEEP READING
Check out this amazing video by a Cross-Cultural Solutions alum. After his recent 3-week volunteer abroad experience in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, we think he did an incredible job capturing just what's so special about CCS.KEEP READING
When I was in my 20s, I took my first trip as an international volunteer, and when I returned home, my career and priorities did a total 180. So I couldn't wait to find out how volunteering internationally would change my 9-year-old niece.KEEP READING
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.KEEP READING