Family Volunteering

Family Volunteering Abroad

Family volunteering abroad can be extremely rewarding, educational for your children and beneficial for our projects. With the safety of your family and the well-being of our projects foremost in our minds; we can offer family volunteer placements at a selection of our projects. If you are considering a family volunteering trip we strongly advise you to contact us at the earliest opportunity. We can put together a safe, enjoyable and well-structured trip; with benefits your family as well as the project you volunteer with.

Which Globalteer projects host families?

Globalteer's community projects in Peru and Cambodia are perfect projects for families, for volunteering with children. Adults can work alongside local staff  in a school setting and can get involved in English, arts and sports classes. Depending on their ages, the children in your family can join the children at the project in suitable classes such as arts, sports and educational games. Older children may be able to help the adults and our local teachers in class.

The projects are also located in safe areas within easy reach of two of the world's most spectacular sights; Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. Making them the perfect destinations for unforgettable family volunteer vacations; combine valuable service with a truly memorable cultural experience.

Other projects which may be suitable to volunteer with family include the Colombia Community Project. Or if you would like to volunteer in Thailand with your family; the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary. If you are interested in wildlife conservation, the the Peru Wildlife Sanctuary is another great option for your family volunteer trip. These volunteer opportunities also have family friendly accommodation and are near to major towns with all facilities.

What's does a family volunteering package include?

Family volunteer packages can include anything from our standard volunteer packages. This can include pre-departure information and travel and health advice. As well as airport pick-ups, transfers, accommodation and in country support. And in some cases all your meals and language classes too!

How much does it cost?

You can use the prices on our individual project pages as a guide. Depending on your sleeping arrangements and the availability of family rooms, costs can be lower than our normal rates. Please contact us with details and dates so we can give you an accurate costing.

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