Two sisters playing with a skipping rope with a child on the Projects Abroad Childcare Programme in Fiji

Family Volunteering Abroad

Family-Friendly Volunteer Projects


Volunteering abroad is a great way for families to bond and add meaning to their holidays. We know that every family is different, so we’ll work with you to create the trip of your dreams. Now’s your chance to help your children explore a new culture, leave a positive impact, and build vital life skills.

The Best Family Volunteer Opportunities

Many of our projects are family-friendly and our Project Experts will help find the right one for you. For inspiration, here are some of our most popular projects for family volunteers:

For over 30 years, we've specialised in helping families go on more meaningful holidays. We’ll help your family grow and learn together as you leave a positive impact on local communities.

Here’s an example of a family volunteer trip to Ghana:

Why Choose Us for Family Volunteer Trips?

We love helping families plan and complete their dream volunteer trips abroad. That’s why our core principles are designed to help all people, including families like yours.

When you book a volunteer trip with us, you can guarantee that your trip will be:

  1. Safe: You and your children will have access to 24/7 support while at your destination. All of our placements are fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector. Learn about our safety procedures.
  2. Hassle-Free: Travelling the world can cause unwanted stress. We take the pressure off by organising much of the trip for you, making sure it's rewarding and memorable. Discover our hassle-free approach.
  3. Impactful: We want you and your family to end your trip with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Your trip will be designed to leave a positive impact on the communities you visit. Read about our impact.
  4. Flexible: Every family has unique needs and goals. From where you travel to what you eat, all our trips are bespoke and tailor-made just for you.

Volunteer trips can help families bond and give children the cultural awareness and employability skills they need to thrive as they enter adulthood.

For more insight, read this family’s personal volunteer story or follow this grandmother-grandaughter adventure.

A mother and daughter volunteering overseas together help paint a classroom in Tanzania, Africa.

Volunteering with Children

We support families with children of various ages:

  • Under 4: In some cases, we may be able to accept children aged under 4. Travelling with a baby or toddler? Let's discuss your options.
  • Ages 4-14: Children over 4 years old can accompany their parent(s) on our family projects. This is often more affordable than you think - the price per child is charged at the lower extra-week fee.
  • Ages 15+: If your child is aged 15 or older, they may volunteer with or without the accompaniment of a parent at the standard per-person price.

Our flexible approach means that we do everything we can to fulfil your unique needs as a family. Our Project Experts will suggest the best options and help you find the perfect trip for you and your family!

What's Included?

Our prices are designed to ensure your trip is both hassle-free and meaningful. The cost of your trip covers pre-departure advice, 24/7 support while at your destination, accommodation, meals and water, ground transportation, and so much more!

To find out what’s included in more detail, check out our price information page.

You can also learn more about our hassle-free approach to family travel. Our aim is to ensure your family feels safe while being able to engage fully with volunteer work opportunities.

How to Get Started

Taking your family on a volunteer trip abroad will be an unforgettable experience, but it can be hard to know where to start. We’ll support you every step of the way.

Next steps:

  1. Get in touch to start the conversation.
  2. Our Project Experts help you pick the right project.
  3. Submit your quick and easy application.
  4. Pay and prepare for your trip.
  5. Head off on a family adventure of a lifetime!
  6. Return home as a closer family unit, with new skills and memories.

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