• Jennifer Spatz, Founder

How to Find a Volunteer Vacation Your Whole Family Will Love


The most memorable family trips are about more than relaxing and sharing quality time. Bucket-list family vacations are a chance to pass along values to your children. Kids are naturally idealistic and want to make the world a better place, and volunteer vacations remind us that we can have fun adventures and make a difference all at the same time.

What’s the secret to choosing the perfect volunteer vacation? Find a trip that aligns with your values and promotes a cause that is meaningful to you and your kids. That might mean helping underprivileged children get an education, lending a hand with a community project, or helping to conserve an endangered animal species. Wherever your interests and priorities lead, there is a fantastic trip waiting for you.

As we head into the season of thankfulness and grace, consider giving your family the gift of a volunteer vacation.

Spend Spring Break Saving African Painted Dogs in Zimbabwe

How many kids can say they helped rescue an endangered species on Spring Break? This 10-day Zimbabwe trip over Spring Break 2019 (and at 30% savings!) offers your family the extraordinary opportunity work on a conservation project to save the beautiful African Painted Dog, one the most vulnerable species on the continent. This trip also includes wildlife viewing in the Hwange and Zambezi National Parks and visiting the natural wonders of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and Batoka Gorge.

Give Underprivileged Girls an Education in India

There may be nothing more rewarding than the chance to help children climb out of poverty. On our 10-day tour of India in June of 2019, you'll learn about the important work of the Kiran Ajali Project, whose mission is to help underprivileged children—and especially girls—get a good education in India. This immersive bucket-list journey will introduce your family to a panoply of exotic sights and sounds in this fascinating country. Highlights include stops in New Delhi and Agra, including a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal.

Lend a Hand on Community Projects in Costa Rica

Do your kids love to pitch in and make a contribution? Take them on a 9-day deep dive into the Costa Rican rainforest, where you’ll stay with a local family and work side by side on community projects that promote positive change. This incredible adventure balances work with play and includes exploring volcanoes, visiting wildlife reserves, relaxing at beaches and lagoons and attending chocolate-making and pottery workshops.

Empower Schoolkids on a Tanzanian Safari

Looking for a classic wildlife safari experience that also lets your family connect with schoolkids? Our 9-day family safari in Tanzania not only lets you view giraffes along Lake Natron, spy leopards and lions in the Serengeti, and marvel at exotic birds in the Rift Valley. During your adventure, you’ll visit a local Maasai village, meet students at the Ganako Secondary School, and learn how the Karatu Education Fund (KEF) is making a positive impact in these school kids’ lives.

And great news! From now until November 26, save $500 for every two people booked on select volunteer vacations from Global Family Travels departing through summer 2019. That means a family of four can save $1,000 on a transformative trip of a lifetime! To redeem offer, visit our Give Thanks booking page.


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