Volunteering with your family allows you to change lives whilst enhancing your own. Expand the mind and open the hearts of each family member with our unique volunteering opportunities abroad and instil the importance of responsible travel and philanthropy, whilst also building deeper bonds through important family teamwork. Plan a holiday with a difference and make travel exciting and rewarding for the whole family, no matter what age you are; our volunteering experiences can bridge the gap between generations and bring you all closer together and giving memories of a lifetime.
Connecting and living amongst local communities and helping them in any way is one of our main goals. Through volunteering we hope to add purpose to your travel whilst adding value and meaning to your life. And with some of the most beautifully located volunteer bases, you can still embark on the most exciting, exotic travel destinations for the perfect family experience.
Our family volunteer programs take place in child friendly locations in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and South Africa and are short term programs that are designed to fit in with your children’s school semesters and holidays. Our family volunteering programs start from 1 week to 3 weeks with flexible start dates, making them ideal for families travelling with children under the age of 18. We work closely with you to tailor the program to suit your interests, age groups and needs.
Our family volunteers can choose programs from English teaching in schools and community centres, volunteering with kids or working with disabled children, sports coaching volunteering, animal conservation projects, women’s empowerment, community volunteering, building and construction volunteering, yoga and volunteering combined, and more. And with everything from transfers and accommodation to daily meals and project travel included in the program, doing something meaningful as a family has never been so easy.
Why Volunteer as a family?
Travel to off the beaten path destinations and make family travel exciting for any age group. Our locations are carefully handpicked so that you have easy access to popular hot spots or tourist sites.
Short Term Projects
We offer short term summer programs with flexible start dates to fit in with school terms and other commitments. You can volunteer for one week up to two weeks. In between you can add in tours in the region you are in.
Our volunteer programs are all about teamwork, helping you build trust and bond with your family, bridging the gap between generations. Its also a great way to connect with your loved ones and holiday at the same time!
Help poor and disadvantaged communities by volunteering as you travel; the work you do will help to change lives for the better whilst broadening your horizons as a family. Children in particular learn about the world.
Changing Lives Together
“It was the perfect balance: making a contribution but not being asked to do too much, with Volunteering Journeys staff with us every step of the way to help, support, clarify, etc. I was also impressed that they didn’t feed us a line about how we were changing the world in a week; I knew going in that *we* would be the ones most changed, and the staff’s perspective’s was the same: we were making an impact by showing we cared and sharing experiences, which hopefully meant something to a lot of people.”
Bob Macauley (Volunteered in February 2016)
Family Volunteer Programs
Family Volunteering in India
Bring the whole family and volunteer for anything from 2 weeks – 1 month whilst travelling, learning and growing together. You will live and work in the quaint Fort Kochi helping our education programs with children. Ideal for families with young children.
Family Volunteering in South Africa
Bring the whole family and volunteer for anything from 2 weeks – 1 month whilst travelling, learning and growing together. Your program is based very close to the Kruger National Park. This is deal for families wanting to enjoy a safari holiday with volunteering.
Family Volunteering in Nepal
Family Volunteering in Nepal is ideal if you want to immerse in a country with lots of tradition and cultures and an environment that will mesmerise you. The 3 week program takes you to Chitwan Jungles where you can ride elephants, Pokhara for views of the Himalayas and Kathmandu where you will volunteer to educate children who have been saved from child labour.
Family Volunteering in Sri Lanka
Bring your family for a great holiday by the beach and help a local community program teaching English or Sports on the side. You live 5 minutes from the sea so this is perfect for families who want a beach holiday!