CHARLIE'S TOP ADVENTURE TIP: Travel with your family if you can. Get off the tourist trail and volunteer.
I was very excited when I got the opportunity to volunteer with Adventure Ashram. I volunteered with my mum through the Adventure Ashram Family Volunteering Programme, and this allowed us to travel to India together which was amazing. This was my first time outside Europe and ‘off the beaten track’, and for the first couple of days I was just overwhelmed by everything I saw. Perhaps one of my favourite memories from the trip was how open and easy the kids were with me. I was practically used as a climbing frame in every village we visited and it was lovely to see how happy the kids were. Although my mum was very embarrassing whilst we were away (as she always is!) I wouldn’t have wanted to go with anyone else and I think going with family made the experience even better!
Charlie Ring, Adventure Ashram Volunteer