Family Group Volunteering

If you have been dreaming about an African adventure holiday with your family but also want to integrate with local communities or assist with vital wildlife conservation efforts, we can help you create the ultimate family volunteering trip!

We will work with you to find the perfect itinerary for what you’re looking for, which may range from full-time volunteering to a mixture of tourism activities and tours of the local area. Our expert teams have comprehensive knowledge of the locations we recommend, ensuring we are able to accommodate a mixture of ages and different interests that your family may have, providing a fun, interesting and unique experience.

As soon as you let us know your areas of interest and ages, we can then find the right location and volunteering project for your family!

Volunteer Reviews

“We arrived in mid-September as a family for two weeks of volunteering in Victoria Falls, one of the most amazing places in Africa and maybe in the whole world.

The Zimbabwean heat welcomed us together with Audrey, the amazing volunteer coordinator. It took us a day or two to get orientated, get to know the other volunteers and the projects we would be involved with. As the days went by we started getting more and more involved both practically and emotionally and no doubt the orphanage was the heart of our experience. We came here almost every day and got to play with the kids, teach them, sing, dance but mainly won a lot of love from the kids, who were of all ages. We saw how much happiness and warmth these kids experience and share.

In the mornings we were involved in a variety of projects – gardening with community members affected by HIV, lion conservation and research and teaching at a local school (which was very different from what we knew back home).

Two weeks went by much quicker than we could ever have imagined. These were two amazing weeks as a family. Days to share, to talk, to feel and to love. Days to try new things we never had an opportunity to try before.

We got the opportunity to meet friends from all around the world, to teach, garden and work with lions, but most of all we fell in love with this amazing community – the kids, the staff and our fellow volunteers.” Gilad, 11, Tomer, 16, Nurit, Mom, and Amos, Dad, Victoria Falls volunteers.

Dates & Rates

Please contact us and we will be able to make a bespoke itinerary for your family.

Possible Destinations

We have certain locations that we believe really suit a family group, mostly due to the wonderful mixture of experiences on their doorsteps and offering safe and rewarding volunteering opportunities, with accommodation to suit you and your family. If you do have somewhere else in mind though, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will assist you!

  • St Lucia is located in South Africa and is part of a World Heritage Site. This destination is perfect if a beach is high on your list of wishes as it sits on the beautiful warm Indian Ocean and is also a wildlife ‘hotspot’ with endless safari opportunities. The prospect of working in rural village communities with children and entire families living in poverty ensures that there is a wide range of activities on offer in this friendly and welcoming part of South Africa.
  • Victoria Falls is on the border of Zimbabwe and overlooks one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. This location provides the option to interact with and be involved in lion conservation and research, as well as providing education to the local schools that rest on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. Weekend activities include white water rafting, sunset cruises and lunches in nearby Victoria Falls town.
  • Greater Kruger National Park is iconic in South Africa for its wildlife. If getting up close and personal to the Big 5 while learning research techniques and the importance of the environment is on your agenda, then look no further. Living in a lodge surrounded by wildlife, your family members will learn to understand the importance of wildlife, as well as being part of environmental education programs in the local communities.
  • Kilimanjaro provides an iconic back drop to our community projects in the nearby town of Moshi, amongst the famous Maasai people in Tanzania. Warm and welcoming, volunteers work to provide educational opportunities for local people, while on your doorstep is wildlife safari opportunities and the beautiful Island of Zanzibar only a short trip away.
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