FAMILY HUMANITARIAN TRIP

Join a volunteer project as a family and provide children with an educational and eye-opening experience while working in cooperation with local communities!
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ENVIRONMENT

Environmental projects for families!

Environmental projects are usually the ones that are most accessible for family humanitarian travel. Planting trees, cleaning up beaches, working on the maintenance of trails, are assignments that benefit children and adults alike. Other nature projects involving permaculture or the restoration of natural habitats are both educational and exotic, a perfect mix for families!
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ANIMALS

Animal projects for families!

Animal protection in animal sanctuaries is very suitable for family humanitarian trips. While the parents assist the carers in their daily tasks, children have a safe space to observe, learn and discover the local wildlife. It is also possible for families to participate in nature reserve projects to introduce children to animal observation and raise their awareness of species conservation issues.
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COMMUNITIES

Humanitarian projects for families!

School projects are a must for families. If the parents are teachers themselves or have teaching experience, they will be invited to assist the local teachers and the children will have the chance to learn together. The children will also have the opportunity to explore other methods and facilities, and to understand that access to education is not always a given.
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OUR PROJECTS FOR FAMILIES

Environmental studies in Guatemala

Participate in ecotourism volunteering as part of your sustainable tourism project and be fully unified into the local community
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From 
2
 to 
8
 weeks

Ecovolunteering in 3 African countries

Take part in this humanitarian project in 3 African countries and discover the most beautiful sites in Southern Africa over a period of 4 to 6 weeks.
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From 
4
 to 
8
 weeks

Education Project in Kenya

Become a humanitarian teacher’s apprentice by sharing your knowledge of English with schools in Kenyan villages.
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From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks
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Protecting wildlife in Kenya

Volunteers will learn from professionals in a nature reserve in Kenya, and work in total immersion with local communities in this sustainable tourism project.
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From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks

Cat shelters in Portugal

Experience sustainable tourism in Portugal by joining our cat shelter in Lisbon!
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From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks

Animal shelter in Argentina

Located in the heart of Argentina, the Cordoba region is home to an animal sanctuary that serves as a sustainable tourism destination.
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From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks

Educational project in schools in Zanzibar

Work for an NGO in humanitarian education through fun and educational activities.
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From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks

Construction project in Laos

Participate in this humanitarian project in Laos and contribute to the construction and renovation of buildings in a rural Laotian village.
Laos
From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks
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Construction project in Fiji

Join this international humanitarian project and contribute to enhancing the living conditions of local communities in Fiji through construction and renovation projects.
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From 
2
 to 
24
 weeks

Renovation of schools in India

Humanitarian construction trip in South India with one of the construction or renovation projects aimed at improving sanitation conditions.
From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks
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Turtle Conservation in Cape Verde

Like all of our responsible tourism programs in Cape Verde, this is an extraordinary experience. Experience a new culture in a breathtaking environment.
From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks

Ecosystem protection in Thailand

This environmental conservation project aims at restoring the connection between humans and their natural environment in Thailand.
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From 
2
 to 
12
 weeks

Family humanitarian trip : FAQ

Family humanitarian travel has gained a lot of momentum recently, and this may be due to the fact that generations influence each other and encourage each other to get involved in social or environmental projects.

Indeed, it is likely that parents who have participated in a community project will influence their children in this direction. It is part of a parent’s role to make their children aware of our planet’s problems and to encourage them to get involved in a cause.

Family humanitarian travel is an opportunity to travel the world and provide an educational experience for children through projects in cooperation with local people. Explore new cultures and help children understand our planet’s realities and challenges, and open their minds. Many parents find that their children become aware of their privileged position after experiencing other circumstances.

We often don’t realise it until it’s too late, but family time is very precious. In an age of new technologies and fast-paced lifestyles, it can be difficult to spend quality time with your family. A family humanitarian trip is the perfect opportunity to disconnect and enjoy a country in a more authentic way. Children experience things in a different way and will make unforgettable connections!

What is a family humanitarian trip?

A family humanitarian trip is a way to combine travel and volunteer work as a family. Joining a family humanitarian trip program, you are improving a challenging socio economic situation in another country, while traveling as a family.

Features of a family humanitarian trip

Family projects take place in accessible and safe locations. As with youth humanitarian trips, preference is given to stable destinations where it is easy to get around.

Most projects that welcome families with young children adapt the assignments so that family members can stay together and share as many activities as possible, whatever the assignment. For example, on the turtle project in Sri Lanka, the host NGO offers a range of activities to keep the younger children interested and motivated (beach cleaning, etc.).

The working days can also be shorter (3-4 hours instead of 5-6 hours) and accommodation is adapted. Most local teams provide private rooms or family rooms instead of the usual dormitories.

Finally, parents are exclusively responsible for their children during the assignment. Assignments may vary according to the age of the children and their height – for large predators, you should not be under 1.5m!

Volunteering ideas for families

As a family, you are looking for a volunteer program that benefits all family members of multiple ages. You can choose from various types of volunteering projects such as:

  • Education projects
  • Environmental projects
  • Wildlife protection projects
  • Construction project

​Testimonial of a volunteer who travelled with his family

“We decided to go on a family humanitarian trip to the Galapagos Islands on a nature camp. We felt it was the perfect balance between discovering a new country and contributing to the development of local people. We knew that we were not going to change the world, but that this experience would change something in us. The most important thing is to be willing to commit and share your experience to inspire as many people as possible”.

Multi-generational volunteering is a way of bringing together older and younger generations in a shared commitment to social or environmental causes.

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