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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

Projects Abroad Worldwide
Projects Abroad is the world's largest international volunteer organization. Trusted by over 122,000 volunteers. Discover 25 exciting countries across 5 continents: Argentina, Belize, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Volunteer programs start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, community development, medicine, human rights, journalism, international development, language courses, and more! Programs are for ages 16+.
Projects Abroad Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad Inc. 600 B Street, Suite 300, San Diego, CA, 92101.
Tel: (+1) 212 244 7234.

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

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

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
250 Euros
Contact: ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops, 23 rue Jean Giono 34080 Montpellier, France
00 33 951 79 79 72
Website: (Language & Lifestyle programme)

Global Aware Adventures in Service
Family Volunteering
This nonprofit currently offers volunteer projects in 18+ countries worldwide. Adventures in service focuses on cultural awareness and sustainability.
All program costs, including airfare, are U.S. tax-deductible, though airfare must be purchased independently.
Volunteers are of all ages, with an exciting emphasis on multi-generational family groups.
Volunteer service for families Dates: Start at 1 week
Contact: Globe Aware
, 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Tel: 1 877 588 4562

Trans-Siberian Railway Journey
Trans-Siberian Railway is a must-do for everyone looking for an adventure of a lifetime! Join one of the world’s greatest train journeys to explore Russia’s complexity and diversity. Get to know the biggest country in the world with its stunning nature and vibrant cities. Travel across several time zones and see Russia from different perspectives.
Trans-Siberian Railway Dates: You can take this trip any time of the year, depending on what kind of experience you would like to have. Trip itself will take around 20 days and totally worth it!
Starts from 2500 USD (depends on program, number of people, number of days).
Contact: ExploRussia local tour-operator, Moscow, Tverskaya st., 7
+7 495 1183808

Classic Journeys
Family walking and cultural trips—for all ages including infants—to New Zealand, Peru, the Swiss Alps, Costa Rica, Provence, and Tuscany.

Discover Corps: Volunteer Vacations in Asia, Africa & Latin America
Volunteer vacations for families in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back, engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting with fascinating people. Volunteer to support children, animals and the environment. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.

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

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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