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Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Travel Asia, Travel Canada, Travel Costa Rica, Travel Destinations, Travel Nepal, Travel North America, Travel Vietnam |

5 Great Places to Volunteer as a Family

5 Great Places to Volunteer as a Family

The concept of volun-tourism has been popular in recent years. Simply put, it is all about going on a vacation while being able to volunteer at the same time. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be of help to those who are in need. This can also lessen your holiday expenses, as there are families who can host your stay and even provide you with free food. While many choose to do volunteer works individually, there are also places where you can volunteer as a family. Keep on reading and we’ll share with you some of the best destinations that you might want to check out.

Volunteer with Elephants in Nepal

In many countries, elephants are used irresponsibly for tourism. The good news is that in Nepal they are recognised as animals who need special care from humans. If you are traveling as a family, you can do volunteer work in elephant campsites. You can help feed the elephants, and more importantly, you will be aware of their lives. This will help you and your family to understand their unique needs and why conservation is critical.

Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

When you speak of Costa Rica, most people will instantly think of pristine beaches. With its rich seas, it is just natural as well that turtle conservation is one of the most popular volunteer activities for tourists, including families. This is a good opportunity for the young ones to learn about turtles, how they live, and how to take care of them. All of these can be done while enjoying the beaches of Costa Rica.


Skiing in Canada

If your family loves winter and skiing, Canada is one of the best places to do volunteer work. Here, you can teach other people how to ski. Most of the trainers doing volunteer work will most probably not ask for a fee from those who are training. This can also be an excellent bonding activity for the family and an opportunity to share your knowledge of skiing.

Teach Kids in Vietnam

Head over to Vietnam with the whole family and take part in various school activities. While the older members of the family can do teaching woks, the younger ones can play with the kids. This will be an excellent way to socialize and learn new cultures. They can play games that they are unfamiliar with. This will make it easy for you to notice how language is not a barrier to create social connections and to have fun.

Live in a Local Community in Costa Rica

There are many communities and organisations in Costa Rica that are accepting families interested in doing volunteer work. You can stay in the houses of host families and they can even serve you with local food. Some of the most common activities that can be done include painting libraries, teaching English, and beautification of public schools, among others.

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