Bring a Short-Term Volunteer Team

"Words can’t even begin to explain what our eyes have seen, what our ears have heard, and what our hearts have felt."

Bralia Fortune, Puksta Scholars

Build faith, hope, and shared vision in your community by bringing a team to an Arms of Love home. We welcome teams from churches, universities, workplaces, friends, or families.

Participation:

Participation can be tailored to suit your group, but short-term teams typically consist of 6-20 people who serve in-country from 6-14 days.

Teams engage in a variety of activities, such as construction, service to the children and the staff, community outreach, ministry with local churches, and so much more!

Pricing:

Teams pay $40 per person (per day), which includes three meals and lodging on-site.

Other expense considerations: transportation, translators, construction projects, craft supplies, and special activities like off-site adventures and parties for the team and kids. When your trip is scheduled, we will send you a list of activities to choose from, with a list of associated costs to help with team budgeting and to shape fundraising goals.

 


 

WHAT TEAM MEMBERS ARE SAYING

 


 

Cory“Arms of Love is my choice organization for a mission trip, not only are they totally prepared to house a team, but they use every member of the team towards furthering the Kingdom of God in a unique way.”
- Cory Stumpf, Vineyard Church of the Rockies

Edna"I thought I would be doing so much to hopefully help change the lives of the Arms of Love children with our team’s service work, but I never imagined they would so dramatically change me. I will never be able to repay them for all I learned and grew through this experience, but hope to encourage others to continue to volunteer, donate and visit as I hope to again do some day. Thank you, Arms of Love, for providing these children with a home and a family they can call their own and for welcoming us as volunteers with open arms and teaching us about the true meaning of love.”
- Edna Munoz, Colorado State University

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Ready to Bring a Team?

Click below to find out how you can visit our children and have a life-changing experience!

Are you interested in serving on an Arms of Love organized team?

Periodically, Arms of Love International unites the unique gifts and passions of people from throughout the U.S. to create a team!

Please contact us for more information.

Where are you interested in bringing a team?

 

 


 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 


 

We have a large and comfortable Short-Term Team Center known as Casa Grande which accommodates up to 35 people. Casa Grande includes a large kitchen and a substantial dining area, as well as meeting areas and spectacular views of nearby mountains and volcanoes. Visitors sleep in bunk beds and share bathrooms with traditional cold-water showers.

Visitors receive 3 meals per day. Your team will be served local Nicaraguan foods as well as more traditional American foods. Nicaraguan food is quite tasty and not very spicy. You will eat lots of rice and beans, local fruits, and enjoy spectacular Nicaraguan coffee.

Our property sits on 20 lush, tropical acres. There are trails for walking, and a basketball court that is used for many types of games ... but mostly soccer!

 


 

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

 


 

Crafts, sports, dancing, games, nightly devotions ... there are endless possibilities to connect to the kids!

Nicaraguan school is in session from February – November. During a typical day, teams can be found: helping with the Community Care Program; tutoring in English, computation, or music; working on the farm or doing construction; and much more!

Please ask us what our current needs are when you schedule your trip and let us know what your team’s special skills are.

Teams often like to venture out and do ministry in the community providing more opportunities for team (and faith) building. You can plan an outreach to a neighborhood in Jinotepe or Managua. We also love to have our kids serve in the community with teams, learning the value of service and blessing others. These are all wonderful ways to challenge and stretch your team.

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The next soccer game is never far away.

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Our Community Care kids will warm your heart!

The most important part of every trip is ministry and relationship. Your team will have many opportunities to share your faith with the children, to pray with them, and to encourage their spiritual growth. The staff also appreciates receiving ministry and special training, as caring for our children can be exhausting work. By building relationship with the staff and the children and ministering to them, the greater body of Christ is strengthened across cultural and geographical barriers.

CHURCH RELATIONSHIPS


One of the principal values of Arms of Love is to develop each project as a ministry of the local church to its own community. The children who reside at the Arms of Love Children’s Home attend services at a local church in Jinotepe. We are also in a close relationship with several other ministries, including La Vina Comunidad Cristiana Norte, (a church affiliated with the Vineyard Movement) that is pastored by Eugenio Maltez Lacayo.

Teams are welcome to join our local churches in ministry to the wider community!

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES


The centrality of Jinotepe makes our location convenient to Managua, tourist sites and recreational areas. Your team can make a day trip to beautiful Granada, the colonial capital, and take a boat ride on Lake Granada. You can see beautiful views from Catarina, swim in Laguna de Apoyo (a gorgeous volcanic lake), or hike at the Mombacho volcano. The beach is only about an hour away, which makes it a perfect joint outing for the team and the kids. A day trip to Managua or Masaya is great for the market, where you can buy gifts and experience local traditions.

Ready to Schedule Your Trip? Questions?

To schedule your trip or learn more information, please enter your contact information below. Once reserving your team’s trip, our staff will help you prepare for your time in Nicaragua, plan the schedule of activities, as well as have forms for your team to log-in and fill out. For more information about bringing a team to Nicaragua please contact us by email.





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If you are planning a trip, don’t forget to visit our Learn More Page, which includes info about the Nicaraguan history, culture, packing recommendations, etc.

 


 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 


 

We can accommodate up to 20 people at our House of Love. The House of Love includes a kitchen and a nice open dining area, though teams are typically treated to dinner in the individual family homes. Visitors sleep in bunk beds, and there is one small shared bathroom with a traditional cold-water shower.

Visitors receive 3 meals per day. Your team will be served a mix of local Filipino foods. You will eat lots of white rice, meats, and the mangoes are considered among the best in the world.

There is a volleyball net as well as a half basketball court that gets lots of use!

 


 

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

 


 

Crafts, basketball, volleyball, karaoke ... there are endless possibilities to connect to the kids. During school season (June – March), the kids are in school during most of the day, so the team will engage in other community projects and outreach.

We often have various work projects that teams can help with such as painting, landscaping, property repairs, working on the sustainability project, etc. Please ask us what our current needs are when you schedule your trip and let us know what your team’s special skills are.

Please ask us what our current needs are when you schedule your trip and let us know what your team’s special skills are.

Teams often like to venture out and do ministry in the community providing more opportunities for team (and faith) building. You can plan an outreach to a neighborhood or to the area where a large number of street kids live. You can also serve in one of the three Community Care Program feeding centers that Arms of Love is a part of. These are all wonderful ways to challenge and stretch your team.



Service projects are always helpful.


Connecting with our children is a two-way blessing!

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The most important part of every trip is ministry and relationship. Your team will have many opportunities to share your faith with the children, to pray with them, and to encourage their spiritual growth. The staff also appreciates receiving ministry and special training, as caring for our children can be exhausting work. By building relationship with the staff and the children and ministering to them, the greater body of Christ is strengthened across cultural and geographical barriers.

CHURCH RELATIONSHIPS


One of the principal values of Arms of Love is to develop each project as a ministry of the local church to its own community. The children who reside at the Arms of Love Children’s Home attend services at the Vineyard church in Tagbilaran City.
Teams are welcome to join with the local church in ministry to the wider community.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES


The island of Bohol is one of the most beautiful and tropical of all of the Philippine islands and is convenient to tourist sites and recreational areas. Your team can make a day trip to the amazing Chocolate Hills, or visit the Panglao Islands (only about 30 minutes away), which makes for a perfect outing for your team and the kids. And there are local markets to buy gifts for family and friends.

Ready to Schedule Your Trip?

To schedule your trip or learn more information, please enter your con- tact information below. Once reserving your team’s trip, our staff will help you prepare for your time in Philippes, plan the schedule of activities, as well as have forms for your team to log-in and fill out. For more information about bringing a team to Philippines please contact us by email.





Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject (required)

Your Message (required)

If you are planning a trip, don’t forget to visit our Learn More Page, which includes information about the Nicaraguan history, culture, packing recommendations, etc.

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