Are you an individual who would like to join a service trip? Are you a leader who would like to take a group from your church, school or organization on a service trip? Are you a college student or young professional who would like to spend a summer gaining practical service or missions experience working alongside our international staff?
Throughout the year ICN sends our directors and volunteers to the various countries in which we operate to check in on our programs and ensure things are running smoothly. We try to take advantage of these visits as often as possible because we are able to accomplish so much for our children and field workers when we take a large team to visit them. Many times our traveling volunteers have experience in the medical or engineering fields, which allows us to set up a medical clinic or drill wells to provide clean drinking water.Even people who feel they have little to offer in terms of great skills find themselves having the time of their life in taking child information, distributing food and clothing, or playing soccer with a group of thirty screaming children.
SHORT TERM SERVICE TRIPS
TRAVEL AS AN INDIVIDUAL
Join other individuals from across the U.S. on a Service Trip to meet the needs of orphaned and at-risk children around the world. This is a great way for individuals who are not part of a group to be able to go and learn more about the work we do. Our office will always work to communicate and coordinate the details with you and the group. Teams are led by ICN’s Outreach staff members and/or volunteer trip leader. A typical trip will be 5-21 days long. You will have opportunities to visit the children of Matsiko past, present and future, to meet your sponsored child face to face, and to find out first-hand the life changing importance your sponsorship support plays in his/her life. Trips may provide opportunities to provide medical help, work on building projects, teach and play with the children, prepare the Matsiko children for their US tour, perform important sponsorship work, and so much more!
Visit our Upcoming Service Trips page to see where you can go with us.
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FORM A SERVICE TRIP TEAM
ICN partners with various churches, schools and other groups to send teams to serve alongside our international staff. ICN can help you plan a trip for your group and coordinate the details according to your group’s dates, budget, and skills. Group trips can range in length from 5-21 days. Setting up an outreach with ICN will give your group the opportunity to work hard in the areas of child sponsorship, hygiene, and food and clothing distribution. Holding true to ICN's model, your group will have daily exposure to the reality of at-risk and orphaned children who live outside of the western world.
BE AN INTERN
International Internships are geared towards college students and young professionals who can serve with ICN partners overseas for a minimum of one month during the summer. We also have openings for US Interns to tour with the Matsiko World Orphan Choir. These interns are an extremely valuable part of our touring team, and opportunities to travel with the choir range from one month to an entire year.