Just as families all have their quirks and differences, so do volunteering placements that welcome families into the fold. In one way, your choice is often dictated by the school holidays or the length of time that you can commit to a project. Whatever you choose, you will be immersing yourselves in local life, embracing cultural differences from food to language head on, and learning a lot about wildlife and habitat. You may want to be by the sea, or the deserts and bush may be calling you. You may want to combine your volunteering with more family fun afterwards, in which case somewhere like Costa Rica often ticks the right boxes for family volunteers. No matter what you choose, these are trips that will boost children’s confidence levels, open their eyes to different lifestyles and, almost certainly, convert them to conservation for life.