Volunteer in Africa with your family with an amazing life changing projects. If you are looking for a trip to volunteer in Africa with your family, Go Volunteer Africa offers a number of family volunteering opportunities across and we can guide with more information.
Many couples and families with children are seeking opportunities to volunteer in Africa and Go Volunteer Africa offers you the right information about family volunteer opportunities and can arrange the perfect family volunteer trip.
Why Participate in Family Volunteer Projects Africa
Spending time with your family and doing something more than your average beach break might provide you with the most rewarding experience of your life! This will be something different to what you have ever done before, you will create memories and get photos to last a lifetime.
Family volunteer projects in Africa allow you to learn and interact with your children in a fun environment far away from the tv/computer which you might be so used to watching back home. On some projects you will get to experience the great outdoors experiencing a new culture and doing something unique – this is also a good way for you to escape the stress and pressure of normal working life. You will gain a new perspective like no other.
Types of Family Volunteer Projects Africa
Go Volunteer Africa offers family volunteer projects from conservation to community development. Family volunteer projects Africa offers you the chance to give back and do something inspiring. You will get to choose from placements like helping animals, learning/helping conservation efforts, teaching languages English/French etc, coaching sports, improving living conditions and facilities, helping healthcare or mixing a bit of everything. If either parent has any skills this will be put to good use. Most projects also combine experiences where you will get to go sightseeing seeing new locations,
Where are the Family Volunteer Projects Africa
Family volunteer projects are located all around Africa, all projects are carefully selected and all local coordinators have years of experience working with families to provide safe trips. Placements are totally flexible and you can join throughout the year, generally there is no best time to apply but you might want to check the season/weather of your intended destination.
There are so many rewarding volunteer projects and opportunities available to families in Africa. We have special family volunteer programs in North Africa in places like Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Our family volunteer programs offer the opportunity for you to bond as a family whilst combining volunteer work with cultural immersion. You can combine one week at one project and the next in another one so you experience more of the culture.
What to Expect Family Volunteer Projects Africa
Most of the time you will work around 3-6 hours per day Monday to Friday with weekends free to explore. Excursions and activities can be booked while in country. Sometimes you will be working alongside other families, this is a great cultural exchange where you will meet new people from all over the world under the guidance of experienced locally employed staff.
Eligibility & Age Restrictions
Most applications are usually dealt with case-by-cases basis and all criteria will be discussed, generally children are accepted when they are aged 4 and over, although this really depends on family preferences and project. In some cases, we accept children aged 0-3. Children aged 4-16 can usually be accommodation on a lot of programs.
Don’t worry if you have never done anything like this before or have no previous experience, training is provided and usually you will help non-skilled placements. You will need to be in good health and adaptable to new surroundings and when participating no one will be pushed to do anything they don’t want to or feel comfortable doing.
Go Volunteer Africa’s family volunteer experiences are offered as part of a structured package; the price you pay can vary depending on your preferred destination or project type. What is usually included – placements, pre-departure information, on-site orientation & project induction, airport pick up and drop off, accommodation, 3 meals per day and 24 hour in-country support. Also sometimes discounts are available if you book early.
How to Apply
Applying is easy – you can do this today by searching our featured placements in upcoming special trips. Be sure to get your application in early for summer and Christmas breaks as this can be the most popular time of the year with the school holidays. You can also contact us for specific advice