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Family Volunteering Abroad

"Volunteering at Playa Tortuga was without doubt one of the most enjoyable parts of our Costa Rican adventure. It was a good feeling to work in a project, which although small provides a wealth of different experiences. We would recommend this trip to single travellers or families with children."

Smith Family from the UK

Family Volunteering Abroad: Unforgettable Experiences for the Whole Family

Discover the magic of family volunteering abroad with WorkingAbroad, where you and your loved ones can embark on a life-changing journey together. Our carefully selected family-friendly programmes offer unforgettable experiences, allowing you to bond and create lasting memories while making a meaningful difference in the world.

As pioneers in the field of volunteering abroad since 1997, WorkingAbroad has gained a deep understanding of what it takes to provide enriching and educational volunteer experiences for families. Our Co-Founder, Vicky McNeil, has personally taken her family on numerous volunteer adventures, ensuring that our programmes cater to families of all ages and interests whilst putting safety as a top priority.

Here is the quick reference list to all our family options organised by min age upwards (pls note some of them have specific family itineraries which we can email to you – pls contact us for these):

Why Choose Family Volunteering Abroad?

  • Strengthen family bonds while contributing to essential conservation and community development projects.
  • Immerse your family in new cultures and environments, fostering a deeper understanding of global issues and the importance of giving back.
  • Create lasting memories and instilling a sense of responsibility and compassion in your children, away from the distractions of everyday life.

Our Family-Friendly Volunteer Programmes

Below, you will find a curated selection of our family-friendly volunteer programmes, each offering unique opportunities for your family to learn, grow, and make a positive impact on the planet. These programmes are also featured in our TOP 9 family volunteering abroad blog, which showcases the best experiences for parents and children alike.

Whether it’s protecting endangered sea turtles, conducting dolphin research, or supporting wildlife conservation in national parks, our programmes are designed to engage and inspire both parents and children alike. We encourage you to explore our TOP 9 blog for more details on these incredible opportunities and the list of family opportunities arranged by the minimum age for families below.

Please note that specific family dates may apply for some programmes. For any questions or guidance on choosing the perfect family volunteer programme or more detailed itineraries, feel free to email Vicky victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com who is our Co-Founder, and who is always happy to help fellow family adventurers!

Let WorkingAbroad Be Your Guide

At WorkingAbroad, we are committed to providing ethical, responsible, and sustainable volunteer opportunities that enrich the lives of our volunteers and the communities we serve. Our dedicated team personally vets and visits each project, ensuring that your family volunteering experience is both safe and meaningful.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with your family today and make a lasting impact on the world with WorkingAbroad.