A Broader View Volunteers offers families an affordable opportunity to travel together and participate in a humanitarian aid focused program. A Broader View hosts married couples, life partners, siblings and families with children 10 years and older. Travel with a purpose this year!

+ Where can my family volunteer abroad in a safe and affordable program?

ABV Program Orphanage Teaching Conservation
Honduras Yes Yes No
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes
Nepal Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes
Peru Yes Yes No
Mongolia Yes Yes No
India Yes Yes Yes
Ecuador Yes Yes Yes

A Broader View makes it easy to organize a holiday with family volunteer programs available throughout Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Please contact us to discuss suitable programs for your family.

Can I volunteer with my children Overseas?

Sure - we offer a large number of volunteer abroad programs for parents who would like to volunteer abroad with children as part of a volunteer family vacation. Minimum age for the children is 12 year old. If under contact our office.

Our professional Volunteer Program managers are happy to guide you in choosing the volunteer abroad project that best suits the ages and abilities of your children and your family.

Which projects are most suitable for family volunteer trips?

Children over 12 and teenagers under 18 must always have the supervision of the parent during the duration of the program.

For families with underage children, our orphanage programs are the most rewarding volunteer projects for the group, as these allow children to make friends and play with the other children. An Animal Center/sea turtle/sloth rehabilitation programs great options for families with children who want to work outdoors! Our conservation-focused program in Costa Rica, Ecuador, India includes family-friendly volunteer work like sloth rehabilitation, animal rescue and sea turtle conservation activities.

How much do I have to pay to volunteer abroad as a family?

Each family member has to pay a Deposit Fee and Program balance for your family group program. Check out our program fees, as an US NonProfit charity your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise for these expenses in your ABV account.

What our ABV family alumni say about their experiences?

"Volunteering as a family with ABV was a humbling experience. I wish more people could come and provide their time and talents for a great cause. Our host’s welcome was the true meaning of family. We will miss the loving nature of the people we met at the projects.” – Santos Family, Ecuador

“I would recommend volunteering with A Broader View. The staff were knowledgeable and accommodating. ABV were very willing to work with up in constructing a program that worked for us given our tight timeframe. Most of all we felt taken care of which is important when you are so far away from home is a foreign environment.”– Ortiz Family, Galapagos

“I was pleased with ABV. We applied as a family of five and were fortunate to all be placed in a project individualized to our own interests.” – Gibboney Family, Peru

“Working with ABV couldn’t have been easier. My brother and I felt we were prepared and knew what to expect upon arrival. We have already told many friends about our experience and how easy it was, and how rewarding it felt. I am sure a few will see Uganda through the ABV organization.” – Joe & Jordan Whalen, Uganda

“We have absolutely loved our time in Uganda! The people are so nice and the countryside is beautiful. There is an incredible amount of need here. I wish we were staying longer. Thank you ABV!” – Tammie & 14yrs old Ethan, Uganda

“We had an excellent experience as a volunteer at the orphanage. The staff and children were very welcoming, and the kids were playful and very high energy. We played soccer, basketball, and pushed the small children in the swings. Bring a positive attitude, initiative, and a lot of energy, and the experience will be something that you remember for the rest of your life.” – Friedman Family, Belize

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.