YOUR FAMILY, YOURSELF, AND OTHERS AS YOU WORK, LEARN, AND LOVE.
Are you looking for an experience that opens your mind and expands your heart? Something meaningful and adventurous?
We provide an opportunity for families to work together side-by-side with local villagers on sustainable, village-driven projects that promote empowerment and self-reliance. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, expand your heart and mind and make friends and memories that last a lifetime. You’ll participate in water projects, vision clinics, building schools and garden boxes, and unforgettable cultural experiences. Our expeditions are faith and family friendly, open to anyone 8 yrs and older.
FAMILY HUMANITARIAN EXPEDITIONS ARE DESIGNED TO BE EXHAUSTING, EXHILARATING, AND UNFORGETTABLE. YOU’LL LOVE DEEPER, WORK HARDER, AND LEARN MORE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE ELSE, YOU’LL UNDOUBTEDLY CHANGE YOUR OWN.
MICHAELA SHIRLEY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FH
We regret to announce that, due to COVID-19, all 2020 expeditions have been cancelled. We anticipate announcing our 2021 expedition line-up the first week of October and hope you will consider joining us next year for the adventure of a lifetime!
July 9 – July 19, 2020 – Youth
July 30 – Aug 8, 2020
Named the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is home to the Nile River and is considered among the top 20 most beautiful countries in the world.
Family Humanitarian expeditioners will travel to Mbale and work in villages near the Kenyan border, in some of the most rural and rugged mountains of Uganda. The scenery is breath-taking and some of the conditions can be primitive.
April 5 – April 12, 2020
June 12 – June 22, 2020 – Youth
June 27 – July 5, 2020
Nov 22 – Nov 29, 2020
Dec 27 – Jan 4, 2021
Called the land of eternal spring, this lush Central American country is rich in history with a mixture of Mayan and Spanish indigenous people.
Family Humanitarian expeditioners will travel to a cluster of villages nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Polochic Region in the Senahu community, in the Highland region outside of Quetzaltenango, or in the Southern Coastal area.
July 11 – July 18, 2020
Nov 22 – Nov 28, 2020
Dec 27 – Jan 3, 2021
Known as “Land of the Incas,” Peru is home of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.
Family Humanitarian expeditioners will travel to Cusco and work in remote villages of the Sacred Valley. Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system, and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials.
Nov 21 – Nov 29, 2020
Dec 27 – Jan 5, 2021
Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins and offshore, the massive barrier reef, hosts rich marine life.
Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. Hotel/Guest House accommodations with running water, electricity, showers, and common eating areas can be expected. Expeditions will also include tubing through caves, visiting ancient Mayan ruins, and two nights and a full day snorkeling at Caye Caulker.
Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 4, 2021
In addition to being known for its lush forest, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, Ghana is also celebrated for its rich history and culture heritage.
Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. Hotel/Guest House accommodations with running water, electricity, and common eating areas can be anticipated. You will also have the opportunity to take a canopy walk and enjoy a Safari at Mole National Park.
June 14 – June 23, 2020
This southeast Asian country is known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha.
Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. Hotel/guest House accommodations with running water, electricity, and showers can be expected. Expeditioners will serve rural villagers throughout different regions of Thailand. Expeditions may also include touring Bangkok, hiking, visiting Buddhist temples, a visit to an elephant sanctuary, and possible visits to world-famous beaches.