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VOLUNTEER ABROAD WITH YOUR FAMILY

Volunteering as a family can be life-changing and unusual. It can be inspiring and life-changing as you help to make a positive impact on the project you work with. A meaningful holiday experience will be rewarding for parents and children ... and definitely unforgettable!

We have carefully selected projects that will give you the maximum rewarding experience and enjoyment and which are safe and best suited to young children. These aren't "contrived holidays" where you do two or four days of volunteering and 12 days of sightseeing. They are our regular volunteering projects where our volunteers bring genuine benefit to the community, all year round. You and your family will make a genuine contribution.

You'll also have lots of free time to explore and thoroughly enjoy your new cultural environment. Your weekends are your own and you should have a reasonable part of each afternoon free as well.

We generally accept children aged 4 and upwards, though they may need to be a little older on certain projects.
We can also deal with your application on a case-by-cases basis in order to tailor something to suit your particular family.

Please give us a call UK: +44 (0)1903 502595 or US: 1-603-574-4935, or you can email us info@travellersworldwide.com to discuss any requirements you may have.

Prices: We have listed below all the projects that we feel are suitable for you to take your family to. Prices and discounts for family groups of three or more will be applied as listed below. Please click on the links to read the full description of the program for your chosen destination or project.

Make a difference ... get the family involved!

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BALI, INDONESIA

You and your children get to help a local community and share their way of life, which is totally different to your own - an experience never forgotten!

We particularly welcome those for whom this is their first visit to Bali. We help with cultural awareness and immersion learning during your training, as well as assisting you to tour Bali through short activity breaks during your weekends and vacations. Volunteering work and intercultural travel share a common trait: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.

Teach Children in a School in Bali
Price: 50% discount applies to each child under 12 years old, PLUS 10% discount applies for each adult family member (over 12 years of age).
Minimum Duration: Minimum 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 5 years upwards. Younger children will be able to join the classes. Older children may be able to give some assistance to the local teacher during classes.

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Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation on Nusa Penida Island
Price: 50% discount applies to each child under 12 years old, PLUS 10% discount applies for each adult family member (over 12 years of age).
Minimum Duration: Minimum 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 5 years upwards, but younger children will need to be supervised by parents.

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CAMBODIA

Two of the many great things about family volunteering in Cambodia are:

  • there is an exciting mixture of worthwhile accomplishment and exciting and interesting adventure trips and cultural experiences
  • You and your children get to help a local community and share their way of life, which is totally different to your own - an experience never forgotten!

Samraong is a town located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia’s highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away.

Teach Disadvantaged Children in a School in Samraong
Price: 50% discount applies to each child under 12 years old, PLUS 10% discount applies for each adult family member (over 12 years of age).
Minimum Duration: Minimum 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 4 years upwards. Younger children will be able to join the classes. Older children may be able to give some assistance to the local teacher during classes.

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Construction Volunteering in the Community in Samraong
Price: 50% discount applies to each child under 12 years old, PLUS 10% discount applies for each adult family member (over 12 years of age).
Minimum Duration: Minimum 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 4 years upwards, but younger children will need to be supervised by parents.

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INDIA

Families love India because it's such a wonderful place to visit and, more importantly, to take your children.
The Indian way of life is very family orientated and the local children love to play and chat with foreign children.These projects have been specially selected as being ideal for families.

Our projects are based in the bustling city of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Madurai really does have a temple or shrine on practically every street!

Teach Conversational English and other Subjects to Children
Price: 10% discount applies for each family member (adults included).
Minimum Duration: 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 14 years upwards, but younger children may be accepted on a case by case basis
Younger children will be able to join the classes. Older children may be able to give some assistance to the local teacher during classes.

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Coach Sports to Children in Schools
Price: 10% discount applies for each family member (adults included).
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 14 years upwards, but younger children may be accepted on a case by case basis
Parents will be able to coach and your children will be able to participate in the sports sessions, playing and mixing with the local children.

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MALAYSIA

Malaysia is an exciting mix of bustling markets, rivers and stunning scenery. Explore Taiping, one of the oldest towns in Malaysia, or discover its wildlife in the forests of Borneo. You and your children won’t be disappointed with what Malaysia has to offer!

We’ve selected this project because it is a fantastic learning experience for your family! Work together as a team to help look after rescued Orang-utans and ultimately help them to prepare to be released into the wild one day.

Care, Rehabilitation & Release of Orang-Utans on Malaysia Peninsula
Price: 10% discount for each person in the family (adults included)
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks minimum
Minimum Age Accepted: 8 years old.

Get stuck in and help look after rescued & abused Orang-utans. Make a real difference to improving their lives at the sanctuary by helping to prepare their food, organic planting, enrichment, as well as construction & maintenance of the sanctuary.

Orang- Utans roam freely in the sanctuary – but humans do not. The sanctuary has a fantastic foundation of knowledge which it has built on, having worked with numerous universities over the years.

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PERU

BIENVENIDO! - and Welcome to Peru! Volunteering here is exciting and rewarding ... for adults and children alike! The children gain even more than you do from the cultural experience.

This project has been specially selected as being ideal for families.
Peru is the land of the Amazon, the Incas, the Andes and Lake Titicaca. Visit the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, with its air of mystery and awesome grandeur. And, of course, the amazing Amazon Rainforest is definitely one of the Top 10 things to do in your lifetime.

Family Volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest
Price: £1,095 per person, for 1 week.
Minimum Duration: 1 week (but 2 weeks can be arranged)
Minimum Age Accepted: 6 years old
There should be a ratio of 1 parent/guardian for every 2 children between the age of 6-12 years.

This Amazon rainforest experience gives your family the opportunity to get involved in both conservation and social projects in the rainforest. Begin your programme in the Inca city of Cusco before travelling through the High Andes to the Acjance Park Guard Station and the Cloud Forest. Then you descend into the Amazon via motorised canoe down the Madre de Dios River. The journey to the Project is spectacular, an adventure in itself!

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SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is unbelievably hospitable, so families are particularly warmly welcomed. You make a difference with your help and your children make a difference through their interaction with the local kids. Everyone comes away feeling they've contributed something ... and learned a lot themselves!

These are great projects in gorgeous locations, in a very friendly country. It doesn't get much better! The projects have been specially selected as being ideal for families.

Care for Children in a Safe-House in a Township in Knysna
Price: 10% discount applies for each family member (adults included).
Minimum Duration: 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 4 years old and upwards
You'll assist the trained Carers in a children’s Safe-House in the local township by helping to care for children from abusive backgrounds. If you have very young children, they'll join in with the groups at the Safe-House.

You'll work with a variety of ages, from assisting in the soup kitchen, general caring for the youngsters, and observing counselling to HIV sufferers.

This project is only available during the South African school holidays (please see project description for dates). Care.

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Care for Animals in a Wildlife Sanctuary in Port Elizabeth
Price: 10% discount applies for each family member (adults included).
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 9 years old and upwards, accompanied by parent/guardian or teacher
Accommodation is on site and the project is located about 20 minutes outside Port Elizabeth. PE is a lovely coastal city nicknamed both the "Friendly City" and the "Windy City". Port Elizabeth has a reputation as Africa's Watersports Capital (with surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, scuba diving, game fishing ...). It's also very well placed for exploring the surrounding regions and game reserves.

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SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka is a stunning island filled with wildlife sanctuaries, ancient cities, hills, beaches, and most of all, its incredible beauty. The island is famous for its 1,600 km of unspoilt, golden beaches.

You and your whole family can volunteer in the community in a wide variety of projects, from Teaching and Care for children, conservation with elephants at Wasgamuwa National Park or conserving turtles at Ambalangoda.

Turtle Conservation in Ambalangoda
Price: 50% discount for all children under 12.
Minimum Duration: Minimum 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 10 years old, if they're going to be involved in the project, 5 years old if they're not going to be involved (in which case they will need your supervision)

Many turtles fall victim to the practices of commercial fishing and are in need of veterinary care. You'll help to protect nests and rescue eggs. This work is based at our centre on the beach near Ambalangoda, in the southern part of the island, in an area where most tourists are denied access.

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Care and Community Volunteering with Children, Women and Elders in Kandy
Price: 50% discount for all children under 12.
Minimum Duration: Minimum 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 10 years old, if they're going to be involved in the project, 5 years old if they're not going to be involved (in which case they will need your supervision)

Help the local community by assisting in a broad range of activities. Choose from one (or more, or even all) of the following areas to help in: Babies Orphanage, Womens’ Project, Elders’ Home, Orphan Care, Building and Renovation.

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Care and Community Volunteering with Children, Women and Elders in Kandy
Price: 50% discount for all children under 12.
Minimum Duration: Minimum 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 10 years old, if they're going to be involved in the project, 5 years old if they're not going to be involved (in which case they will need your supervision)

Help the local community by assisting in a broad range of activities. Choose from one (or more, or even all) of the following areas to help in: Babies Orphanage, Womens’ Project, Elders’ Home, Orphan Care, Building and Renovation.

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Elephant and Wildlife Conservation in Wasgamuwa National Park
Price: 25% discount for all children under 12.
Minimum Duration: Minimum 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 5 years old.

A real gem of a project! If you want your family to experience basic living and working in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, helping local people and the local wildlife, this project is perfect for you. You’ll do work that is really valued and that makes a significant difference to people’s lives. And the location is breathtaking!

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Turtle Conservation in Ambalangoda
Price: 25% discount for all children under 12.
Minimum Duration: Minimum 2 weeks.
Minimum Age Accepted: 5 years old.

The incredible scenery and wildlife in the remote hinterland of the island is, according to the locals, the most beautiful place in Sri Lanka! The surrounding jungles and villages can be explored easily by foot or bike and trips to other parks in the region can be arranged.

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THAILAND

“Sa-wat-dee” Hello and welcome to Thailand! Turquoise seas and palm-fringed island beaches in the South, jungle-cloaked mountains and tranquil river villages in the north and everything from golden Buddhist temples to booming Bangkok nightclubs in between!

We've selected an elephant project in this country because it's an excellent way to introduce your children to close-up experience with one of Nature's most awe-inspiring animals. At the same time, they'll learn about the necessity for good conservation practice ... and you'll all have lots of fun at the same time!

Cultural Activities plus Caring for Elephants in Kanchanaburi
Price: 10% discount applies for each family member (adults included).
Minimum Duration: 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 13 years old
Work with rescued elephants that are mainly injured, sick and elderly. They've been relocated to the Sanctuary where they are cared for and given a better quality of life. You’ll work hands-on with them, including swimming and taking mud baths with them, mucking out their enclosures and ensuring they live in a happy, comfortable environment!

If you do this project for one week, you'll start your programme immediately, but if you're lucky enough to be there for 2 weeks or longer, you'll start with a Cultural Activities Week that will immerse you into the fascinating culture of Thailand. This week includes Thai language and cooking lessons, visits to temples, and generally exploring and experiencing the region. Your Elephant Programme will start in Week Two.

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USA

America is a must-see destination! but opportunities for non-USA residents to do volunteering there are rare... Now you can help to rehabilitate abused wild Mustangs AND be in Florida, close to lots of tourist activities, like the Space Centre, Disney World and so much more!

DON'T MISS IT!

Care for Wild Mustang Horses in Florida in the USA
Price: 10% discount applies for each family member (adults included).
Minimum Duration: 1 week.
Minimum Age Accepted: 14 years old (but may accept 12 years old and up, please enquire)
Assist in a Centre that rescues mustangs that would have been put to death. The abused horses are nursed back to health and then trained with positive reinforcement and love to become adoptable. These traumatised horses must spend time with lots of different people, to learn that not all people are bad! This is critical in order for them to be adopted into homes where they'll be well looked after for the rest of their lives.

Work at the Centre is all focused on helping the horses. Apart from the elements in the Example Weekly Itinerary, you could also take part in Vet visits and new rescue missions, should they arise during your project. Other activities that you can do will include Trail riding, socializing with the horses, BBQ's, kayaking, walking with sanctuary/wild horses, and more.

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