Domestic or international mission trips are an amazing way to involve your family in a worthy cause. International excursions to locations like Africa or Costa Rica are generally best left to older families because of the work they often entail, which can include teaching, providing light medical care and making community improvements. As always, be sure to find out detailed information on age requirements before you sign up.
Families with younger children can usually locate a mission opportunity near home or within several hours driving distance. Best of all, being in such close proximity makes it more affordable, meaning you can make the trip an annual or semi-annual event!