Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family
If you’re familiar to this website, you know I’ve written about volunteering and family before. However, if you’re new then you must quickly learn that my family is my passion. In this blog, you’ll find combined opportunities to get involved in your community or even abroad. Volunteering is something everyone should take the time to do, but volunteering with your family is an entirely extraordinary opportunity.
As a family, you create and build a special bond when you volunteer together. Not only do you get to partake in something bigger than yourself, but your family will gain new experiences and learn what really matters. This form of understanding will develop throughout your family as you make memories and make a difference at the same time.
International Volunteer HQ is a great resource for families in search of an affordable trip abroad. Volunteer HQ connects families with the unique opportunity to travel, engage in a new culture, and have a positive impact on the community there. Giving purpose to traveling creates a new meaning to “vacation” for parents wanting to bring their children.
Going abroad with your entire family can be a bit overwhelming with everything that requires planning. Volunteer HQ makes it easy for families by providing accommodations in a homestay, allowing the volunteer family to live with a local family in a private room during the time of their trip. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about other cultures, cuisines and even make an impactful relationship with their local family.
Just as it sounds in the name, Elevate Destinations is another great opportunity for families to turn their travel into something meaningful. While still getting to experience the thrill and adventure of traveling, families can make a difference while they’re on “vacation. This service provides a customized trip planned specifically for your family. Family volunteer vacations give you the choice to engage in a community or aid in conservation for the planet and animals. No matter where you choose to go, you will have peace of mind knowing that the services you’re volunteering for are making a lasting impact on communities and on your family.
Local Focused Volunteering
Not every family has to travel abroad to volunteer. In fact, you and your family can volunteer in your local community. Here are some ideas you can do in your local community:
- Find a local food bank
- Walk dogs at a local animal shelter
- Host a car wash and donate the money to charity
- Clean up your local park
No matter what you do, getting involved in any community with the intent to make a difference is a great step for you and your family. The bonds formed when putting positive change in the world is indescribably amazing for your family. You won’t regret changing up your vacation for a volunteer opportunity.