Are you ready to have your life forever changed by blessing others?


Our volunteers include individuals with special experience and training, such as teachers, counselors, and contractors, as well as those who just want to come to love our kids and help however they can. We have volunteer opportunities for ministry, tutoring, repair and construction, and help with day-to-day life. No matter what you do in life you are able to make an impact!

As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”

Interested in serving in the Philippines?

Watch our Philippines video


Come meet our children in Nicaragua!

Watch our Nicaragua video


If you are interested in serving at Arms of Love, please fill out the information form at the bottom of the page and get started today!


We will inquire with our in-country staff about current needs, and follow up with you. Hiring a translator, or having an advanced level of Spanish is necessary for most Nicaraguan applicants, while English is widely spoken in the Philippines, so no special language skills are necessary. To protect our children, applications, background checks and an interview are required for in-country service.

For more information on costs, scheduling and requirements to serve in Nicaragua or the Philippines, please email us.

If you are interested in learning more about coming with or sending a short-term team from your church or other organization, please click here.

If you would like to serve the Arms of Love's mission by being an advocate for our children in your local community, or are interested in other U.S. based volunteer opportunities, please email us here.

Together, we can make a difference for children!






“Three years ago, I took my first two-week service trip to Nicaragua. The country has survived natural disasters, wars, and political corruption. The children have survived extreme trauma. However, they are not defined by their pasts, and are rich in faith, joy, and strength. As I fell in love with the kids at Arms of Love and the beautiful country, my life was forever changed. Today, I dedicate time to regularly volunteer in the U.S. and in Nicaragua to support an organization I truly believe in. What I have gained is more than I could ever repay. It has been a remarkable experience.”

- Melessa Starbuck

“How do I tell someone that volunteering with Arms of Love has been the most rewarding experience of my life? How could I ever describe what the children taught me? How can I prepare someone to inevitably leave a piece of their heart and soul in such a magnificent place? How can I tell someone that you will never look at life the same way after you get to spend some time with the wonderful people? I can’t ... All I can say is that I carry with me all that I took away from this experience, and I will never forget the warm hugs, the big smiles, and all the laughs that were shared within the walls of Arms of Love.”

- Edna Munoz







Choose A Project:

Decide where you want to go!

Decide where you want to volunteer, the type of service you can offer, and when you want to go.
Not sure?
We’d love to help.

Apply :

Just fill out the application below.

Submit your online application and deposit to make it official and start your journey

Get Ready!

An Arms of Love staff member will contact you shortly.

Arms of Love staff will complete an informational phone session with you, confirm your volunteer project placement, provide additional forms to fill out, and support you every step of the way as you prepare.



Have Questions About Each Country?



Learn more about Nicaragua

Learn more about the Philippines



“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” - Mother Teresa


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