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Best family volunteering holidays

Namrata Bhawnani
21st February 2017

Volunteering overseas is becoming increasingly popular, but all too often families think a volunteering holiday isn’t for them and the logistics seem too overwhelming. But we’ve found the answer in a collection of 2017’s best ready-made packages for family volunteering holidays. Whether you want to help baby turtles, work with rescued bears or teach kids football, these school holiday packages will help you and your kids make a difference on a holiday you’ll treasure forever.

1/7 Care for sea turtles in Sri Lanka


7 nights full board homestay accommodation, 4-11 August from £499pp

Few people could say that they wouldn’t be moved to tears by the sight of a newly hatched baby turtle making its way down the beach to the ocean. You and your children will get to help at the hatchery and sanctuary to nurse the turtle residents and learn about their value to the ecosystem, as well as teaching English at a local tsunami-aid charity.

What: Turtle and local community volunteer itinerary; all meals and local homestay accommodation

Where: Kosagodta, Sri Lanka

When: 4th August for 7 nights

Price: £499 per person

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