Family Volunteer Trips

We love to work with intrepid families who are keen to get off the beaten track and to make a genuine contribution to a volunteering project. We have specially formulated family volunteer trips to allow you and your family to get involved, for as little as just one or two weeks.

These trips are designed with your family’s needs in mind, from private transfers to private accommodation. Each trip will differ in terms of the minimum ages of children that can take part, as well as in its pricing structure for family groups. For more information about these, please email Anne on anne@oysterworldwide.com.

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Laos - Family volunteering with elephants in Laos

Family volunteering with elephants in Laos

Enjoy a holiday of a lifetime, volunteering as a family with rescued elephants in Laos. Hemmed in by a stunning lake and ringed by rugged mountains and straggling rain forest, the volunteer project is in an incredible setting for you to enjoy life off the beaten track. Work closely with these beautiful creatures each day to provide them with an amazing future.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: We would suggest a minimum age of 8 for this project.

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Costa Rica - Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica

Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica

Take the ultimate beach holiday on the stunning sandy shores of Costa Rica, participating in a turtle conservation trip that will create amazing memories for all the family. Help to protect baby and adult turtles from extinction in this remote patch of paradise.

Dates: Annually from begining of July – middle of December.
Suitability: You know your children best, but we would suggest a minimum age of 5 for this project.

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South Africa - Family Volunteering with monkeys and baboons in South Africa

Family Volunteering with monkeys and baboons in South Africa

Take your family off the beaten track and into the arms of hundreds of baby monkeys and baboons at the world’s largest primate rehabilitation centre. It will be a family holiday to remember, nurturing these orphaned youngsters and preparing them for a life in the wild.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: We would suggest a minimum age of 8 for this project.

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Thailand - Family volunteering in Thailand at an elephant sanctuary

Family volunteering in Thailand at an elephant sanctuary

Your family can work closely with elephants on a holiday to remember. Volunteer at a moving elephant sanctuary and help these rescued elephants to enjoy a life of freedom that they have not known before.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: Children need to be a minimum of 14 years of age at the point of departure.

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Thailand - Family volunteering in Thailand at a wildlife sanctuary

Family volunteering in Thailand at a wildlife sanctuary

Contribute to a life-changing mission to restore hundreds of abused animals to health. You and your family will be caring for sun bears, monkeys, macaques, orangutans, deer, otter, birds and more at this growing wildlife sanctuary. An elephant sanctuary is just next door, so you can enjoy seeing these gentle giants too.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: Children must be 12 at the point of departure.

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Sri Lanka - Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka for families

Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka for families

Experience the thrill of seeing elephants living in the wild, and work together to help protect these majestic creatures. Not only will you be gaining a full cultural immersion, but you will be making a genuine contribution to the survival of elephants living in their natural habitat.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: You know your children best, but we would suggest a minimum age of 10 for this project.

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Thailand - Turtle conservation family volunteering in Thailand

Turtle conservation family volunteering in Thailand

If you are looking for local immersion, secluded beaches and an experience which is far removed from the day to day, look no further. You and your family will be living with locals on a remote Thai island, unspoiled by tourism, helping local people to increase the turtle populations in the area.

Dates: Middle of December – end of March.
Suitability: You know your children best, but we would suggest a minimum age of 8 for this project.

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Romania - Family volunteering with Bears in Romania

Family volunteering with Bears in Romania

You and your family have the rare opportunity to assist with the care of over 80 bears in Eastern Europe’s largest bear sanctuary. This makes for an amazing family holiday, as not only will you be volunteering closely with the bears in this stunning haven, but you will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful country and its fascinating history in your free time.

Dates: Throughout the year, with the exception of over the Christmas and New Year period.
Suitability: Minimum age of 14.

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Borneo - Wildlife conservation volunteering for families in Borneo

Wildlife conservation volunteering for families in Borneo

Come together with other intrepid families on this volunteer holiday in the verdant rain forest. Become part of the community, working alongside locals to help protect their native environment and creatures within it. Witness orangutans and other amazing wildlife in their natural habitat – a sight you will never forget!

Dates: Monthly departures
Suitability: Appropriate for children aged 8 – 13

 

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Namibia - Elephant conservation volunteering for families in Namibia

Elephant conservation volunteering for families in Namibia

Intrepid families wanted! Live a nomadic lifestyle in the Namibian desert, helping with community work and conservation as you go. Immerse yourself in life in this unique habitat, and witness the incredible sight of elephants living in the wild. Guaranteed to be a trip like no other.

Dates: Set departure dates in July / August.
Suitability: Children must be a minimum of 8 years old at the point of departure.

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Thailand - Family Volunteering with elephants in Thailand

Family Volunteering with elephants in Thailand

Come together with other passionate animal lovers to care for rescued elephants. You and your family will enjoy the unique opportunity of working closely with these magnificent creatures, as well as making a positive contribution to their welfare.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: Your children need to be a minimum of 12 to be able to get involved in this.

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Not just a regular family holiday

Why not think outside the box and do something different this year with your family? While others will be booking the predictable two week holiday sitting in a hotel by the pool in Spain, you and your family could be helping to look after elephants in any one of our beautiful locations in Sri Lanka, Nambia or Thailand! We are a UK company offering family volunteering projects abroad. You can choose to volunteer with a range of animals and conservation projects across the world and give your children the opportunity to see what life is like away from their regular comfort zones.  Our programmes offer the chance to make a difference to the lives of endangered animals and bring recognition to the environmental impact of humans. Your family will be able to stay in locations you never dreamed of and work with unique animals and friendly locals, who will make this a lifelong experience to remember.