03/18/2013 07:31 am ET Updated May 18, 2013

5 Ways To Give Back On Family Vacation

Let's face it: We love the idea of raising our children to give back, but many of us find it hard to build volunteerism into our busy day-to-day lives. A solution may lie in a growing number of voluntourism organizations that let you give back on a family vacation without giving up your whole trip.

The idea is to set aside just a fraction of your getaway -- perhaps a few hours, an afternoon, or a day -- and put it toward an act of doing good. Along the way, you'll help teach your kids life lessons about responsibility and compassion.

Here are five easy ways to devote a portion of your vacation to giving back as a family.

-- Dave Parfitt of Adventures by Daddy contributed this to

5 Ways To Give Back On Family Vacation