VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 5, 2012 – Bringing up children to be thoughtful and caring adults isn’t easy in today’s detached and consumer-driven world. As parents seek to educate their children and add depth and meaning to their lives, family volunteer vacations are becoming increasingly popular. GoVoluntouring helps families seeking customizable volunteer vacations that suit their interests and needs with a searchable database filled with family friendly options.
Whether it’s experiencing different cultures and lifestyles or working side by side with other children and adults in a new environment, GoVoluntouring’s partners work to create a healthy and safe environment for children and adults to assist and learn. In the end, the trip is guaranteed to leave the entire family with far more than simply memories.
Here are a few family-friendly volunteer vacations on the GoVoluntouring website:
Whale watching and turtle research excursion to Magdalena Bay on the Baja California Peninsula: Join Baja Expeditions and RED Sustainable Travel, on a unique whale watching and turtle research excursion to Magdalena Bay on the Baja California Peninsula. Volunteers will get up close and personal with gray whales and learn about their annual migration all the way from Alaska. Experienced naturalist guides will point out their intriguing behaviors, including spy hopping, mating, breaching, and nurturing their young. Families will also have the unique opportunity to participate in hands-on green sea turtle research with local conservationists. Turtle watching offers an alternative to fishing or poaching for local residents who want to see a future for turtles and economic sustainability in the region. http://goo.gl/QdoFE
Children Helping Children: Travel to Jaipur, India, to help Globe Aware improve the lives of the “rag-picking children”. This community needs help with schooling and day care for their disadvantaged children. Projects can last from 1-2 weeks, and families can get involved. Jaipur is rich in cultural history and is know as the “Pink City” because of the distinct color of the buildings. Although India is booming in the tech industry many of its rural areas still struggle with mass poverty. Volunteers will help provide much needed services for those who need them the most. http://goo.gl/5KzyF
Life’s an Adventure: Explore the Pearl of Africa with Mzungu Volunteers and take in some of this countries amazing beauty; including The Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest, Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyoni. Volunteers spend time at the orphanage taking care of the children, teaching in rural schools, working on building and renovation projects for both schools and safe water, feeding children in a nearby village, and working on farming projects available all year around. Volunteers will have the chance to make friends for a lifetime from all around the world. Additional extras like white water rafting, safari, and visiting National Parks can be added for more adventure. http://goo.gl/ZxrAC
GoVoluntouring is an online community for volunteers, overseas teachers, and learners’ abroad that allow users to perform detailed searches from a huge database of projects and programs. With thousands of programs to choose from, GoVoluntouring offers pre-checked charities and non-profits the chance to connect with the volunteers they desperately need, with no added cost to the user or the volunteer organization. For more information visitwww.govoluntouring.com.
Dee Raffo, Ki Communications
Ph: 604 905 0933 ext: 2