So you want to travel and help the world ...

Wander with us around the globe, helping orphans and discovering new cultures!

Orphanage Support Services Organization (OSSO) is a nonprofit whose mission is to do everything possible to help children living in orphanages and similar institutions reach their potential. We create a two-way bridge of meaningful connection between children in need and caring people who have the means to help. We aim to change lives on both sides of the bridge. 

Every child deserves to receive and give love and, in fact, must do so to healthily develop. Be a part of the OSSO legacy: Apply to volunteer with OSSO today.

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Orphan child sleeping
We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
— David Platt
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Experience life. Love children. Seek adventure.


Looking to volunteer?

Find out what you need to know using the buttons below. Explore upcoming adventures, start your application, and let us help you fund your trip!

Explore Ecuador

Discover the adventures that await you as an OSSO volunteer.

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Apply online as an individual, couple, family, group, or temporary visitor.

Costs to travel

Learn everything you need to know about prices, fundraising, donations, and discounts. 

Change lives. Make impacts. Travel globally.


Already accepted to the OSSO program? 

Check out the buttons below for information on how you can prepare for your adventure.

Currently volunteering in Thailand or Ecuador?

Discover resources and tips that will make your experience even more worthwhile.

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Continue serving. Share Love. Keep traveling.


Home already?

There are countless ways for you to continue serving. Learn how you can continue to love and support the children you cared for. Help your kids from home or volunteer to travel with OSSO again.

Once an OSSO volunteer, always an OSSO volunteer.