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Volunteer Vacations: 10 Ways Your Family will Benefit

Does your family love to travel and want to make a difference together? Consider taking a volunteer vacation with your family! In this blog, Global Family Travels shares the top 10 reasons your family could benefit from volunteering together. If your family is interested in learning more about these opportunities, subscribe to our blog!

10 Ways Your Family will Benefit from a Volunteer Vacation:

Cleaning Panda Pen in China

  1. Volunteer vacations instill a sense of social responsibility and global citizenship skills in youth.

  2. Volunteer vacations foster cross-cultural understanding among participants, including both travelers and hosts

  3. Volunteer vacations help children with leadership skills, interpersonal development and the ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds.

  4. Volunteer vacations provide children with greater exposure to a new culture and its people who they might never meet while staying in a hotel or touristy places.

  1. Volunteer vacations give children a sense of personal worth and helps with their self-esteem.

  1. Volunteer vacations increase children’s understanding of community issues and needs, imparting new lessons and life skills.

  1. Volunteer vacations encourage spiritual growth and moral development, and articulates family values.

  1. Volunteer vacations create family memories from a meaningful time together.

  1. Volunteer vacations strengthen family bonds through the shared experiences of serving together and learning in a new culture.

  1. Volunteer vacations give family members a chance to experience the joy and fulfillment by volunteering with a host community while making lifelong friends!

Volunteering in Cape Town orphanage, South Africa

Much more than a traditional tour operator, Global Family Travels’ mission is to “Learn, Serve and Immerse,” using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and to foster global citizens. In partnership with community-based tour operators and local non-profit organizations, Global Family Travels offers service learning tours for families which include a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, homestays and participation in local service projects aimed at improving the lives of people in the communities we visit.

Our trip destinations include Ecuador, China, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania! To learn more, join our mailing list, or visit our website for more information. You may also contact us at!

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