Volunteer: Short-Term

Are you interested in planning a short-term mission trip to Child Hope International with your church, school, or friend group? It is our desire that volunteers gain an understanding of what life is like in a country like Haiti, and how they can partner with us not just for one week, but for a lifetime!

It all starts with letting go of the concept of a service trip and allowing yourself to simply come and learn.

Child Hope’s short term trips are designed to give teams a window into the ministry of Child Hope International, and then provide a broader perspective of how what we are doing fits into the greater work that God is doing in the country of Haiti as a whole. After teams return to their home communities, we ask that they continue to partner with us as advocates. Share what you have learned and seen, and how others can get involved in Haiti and Child Hope.

Below are a few steps to take if you are interested in planning a trip.

1. Apply

If you are a first time volunteer or team leader, please fill out our online Team Leader & Volunteer Application. This will help us to get to know you a little better and best determine how we can plug you in to serve within the ministry. Please note the following requirements for short-term volunteers:

  1. We are a Christian ministry; therefore, we ask that team leaders and volunteers adhere to our Vision, Mission, and Statement of Faith.
  2. Team leaders and volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or other adult.
  3. Volunteers must be able to raise their own support for airfare and accommodation.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for a response to your application.

2. Learn

Download our volunteer handbook to learn more about our philosophy behind short-term missions and how you can make a difference.

3. Go!

Often times we get the question, “What will I be doing in Haiti? What if I don’t have any tangible skills or special talents to offer? Our best answer is this:

The most important part of your trip to Haiti will be your willingness to listen, to learn, and to take what you experienced back home with you.

Please note that as of summer 2015, you must come as part of a group or join a designated trip planned by Child Hope. Learn more about our “Vin Aprann” trips (meaning “Come Learn” in Haitian Creole) for individuals or small groups interested in serving on a short-term basis.

Have specific questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!