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Family Volunteer Programs and Vacation Tours Abroad

 Articles on Family Volunteering Abroad and Family Vacation Tours
Volunteer with your kids abroad Top Considerations for Volunteering Overseas… with Your Kids by Amy E. Robertson
What to consider when volunteering abroad with your kids, including useful resources.
Volunteering honeymoon Crocodile Love: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon
An interview with Joshua Berman about his new book, Crocodile Love, in which a fascinating honeymoon extending around the world with his wife is centered on volunteering.
In Wadi, Jordan Desert Sage Tea and Starlight in Wadi, Jordan by Amy E. Robertson
Family travel to a desert camp turns into a genuine physical and cultural adventure, guided by the Bedouins, and staying in localized accommodation.
International Volunteering with Your Family: Inter-Generational and Cross Cultural Considerations by Zahara Heckscher
Family Volunteering Abroad by Alan Wright
Volunteering Abroad as a Family on Farms by Alice Griffin
A Family Volunteers in Bhutan by Penny Siefker

Enroll Your Family for the Experience of Lifetime
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.
Young CCS volunteer with family Dates: One Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing and Availability
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777
Email: info@crossculturalsolutions.org 
Website: www.crossculturalsolutions.org
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Discover Ecuador's Four Worlds
Does it seem to you that all travelers these days have the same experiences and come home with the same tales? Be more than just a tourist with your family, and get to know Ecuador in a way that only local specialists can show you! Your adventure starts with Spanish classes, along with cultural excursions to get to know the Andes highlands better. Then have the unique chance to get involved by working with street children, sports or helping to rehabilitate Wildlife. End your time exploring the Amazon Rainforest and the Pacific coast. Let the local experts guide you!
Family Travel in Ecuador Dates: Year Round
Contact: Lead Adventures Ecuador & Galapagos, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Websites: www.lead-adventures.com
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Customized Galapagos Trips Only for Families
Help to preserve the Galapagos Islands with your beloved ones. As local operators we will offer you a perfect volunteer and travel holiday for your family only, you choose dates and duration of program! 
Everybody travels these days but not all will have an experience like this one, the perfect chance for families to bond between past and new generations. This is the authentic Galapagos Experience, something so real that most people will never see anything remotely like it in their lifetime. This is your chance to do something unique and to make a difference at the same time.
Family Travel in the Galapagos Dates: Year Round
Contact: Lead Adventures Ecuador & Galapagos, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Websites: www.lead-adventures.com
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Family Voluntourism and Eco-Holidays in the South of France
Spend a meaningful holiday with your family taking part in the development of an eco-tourism project with French and international families. The week will include daily activities such as gardening and land art, animal feeding, cheese making, and more.) While there, enjoy the picturesque landscape and memorable landmarks in the region (swimming in the gorges or the waterfalls, donkey trekking, etc.). Your family will enjoy collective living in a French environment and experience the cultural and linguistic exchange at a very low cost!
Volunteer in France Dates: From June to September
Cost:
250 Euros
Contact: ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops, 23 rue Jean Giono 34080 Montpellier, France
Tel.:
00 33 951 79 79 72
Email: infos@aliore.org
Website: www.aliore.org (Language & Lifestyle programme)
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Classic Journeys, www.classicjourneys.com. Family walking and cultural trips—for all ages including infants—to New Zealand, Peru, the Swiss Alps, Costa Rica, Provence, and Tuscany.

EarthKids, www.earthkids.org. EarthKids, which is run by a family experienced with home-schooling, offers 9-day excursions to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for families.

Experience Plus, www.experienceplus.com . Family-oriented bike tours in Italy (Venice, Pisa, Florence) and France and bike/walk/boat tours in Greece.

Family RnR, www.familyrnr.com. Find everything you need to plan your next family all-inclusive vacation. From family cruises, to all-inclusive resorts, to family adventure holidays, you’ll find your family’s dream all-inclusive holiday at Family RnR! 

Idyll, Ltd., www.untours.com. Home rentals with hand-holding: Idyll arranges apartments (including one in a German castle) and includes low-key orientation and optional group activities at your destination.

Journeys International. Well-run family trips including China, Galapagos, Greece, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, and Turkey, (many during school vacations).

Thomson Family Adventures. Massachusetts-based company that plans family vacations in Alaska, Belize, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, and Turkey. Pen Pal program and reading lists help kids really hook into the trip.

 
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