Want to serve and help children in orphanages? Wondering what Orphanage Support Services Organization is all about? Read on to learn about our orphanage volunteer program and how you can join us to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.
Mission of Orphanage Support Services
Orphanage Support Services Organization (OSSO) is a nonprofit that sends volunteers to work in orphanages in Ecuador and Thailand. Our mission is to do everything possible to help children living in orphanages and similar institutions reach their potential.
Safety of Orphanage Volunteers
Some people wonder about the safety of traveling to a foreign country to volunteer. First, you should know that safety, for our volunteers and the children we serve, is OSSO's number one priority. We have a code of conduct we require all volunteers to follow that is designed keep volunteers and orphans safe.
What Sets Us Apart
We stand out from other programs because we let our volunteers choose when they want to go and for how long. This flexibility allows you to plan your volunteer service for whenever it fits into your schedule. And you could volunteer with us for two, eight, or twelve weeks or for however long you'd like. It is up to you.
Another thing that sets us apart from the other organizations is that we are in Ecuador 365 days a year. We are always there helping the orphans in the multiple orphanages we help in Ecuador. This means that we can be there to actually help these children grow and progress. We are there, like our mission statement says, to help these children reach their potential, no matter the circumstance.
With Orphanage Support Services Organization you don’t have to worry if you have the right talents and abilities to travel abroad and help someone. If you can show love to the children and are willing to help them, that is all you need. Requiring only love may seem very basic, but it is how children fulfill their potential. When someone is there to love the orphans and cheer them on, they are better able to succeed.
Cost of Orphanage Volunteer Program
What do your program fees go toward? Of the total cost, $500 goes straight to the children to help their most immediate need. The rest covers volunteer costs such as room and board. Whether volunteering in Ecuador or Thailand, we make sure volunteers have safe, warm beds to sleep in and all three meals taken care of. Of course, you may choose to not eat at the volunteer house and to go out to eat in town at your own expense to experience the city. But, otherwise, we’ve got you covered!
If you're wondering how to pay for this orphanage volunteer trip you’ve always wanted to experience, discover how many volunteers fundraise their program fees. Because OSSO is a 501(c)3 certified nonprofit, those who donate to your program fees can get a tax receipt. This helps them, which helps you, which helps us have volunteers! Fundraising might take some work on your end, but it will pay off when your program fees are covered.
We want to get you to Ecuador or Thailand to serve the orphans and have an experience of a lifetime. Let us help you make it happen this year. Call us at 208-359-1767.