Help us in Haiti
God's Littlest Angels' staff welcomes volunteers from all over the world. Volunteers come to help for periods of 2 weeks to several months. Our volunteers range in age from 18 to 72 years old. Approximately 500 volunteers come to GLA each year to work and share their hearts and talents with the children living here.
Because GLA is a faith mission, all volunteers must raise their own support for their stay in Haiti and pay for their room and board. When in Haiti, volunteers usually stay at the GLA guesthouse with our staff Volunteer Coordinator onsite.
Volunteering with any organization in any third world country requires a person to be flexible. The same is true for your stay at GLA. There might be days without electricity and water. You may be required to do jobs that do not involve the children as there are many different jobs that need to be done as well. If you feel like you can be flexible and you enjoy working with children, we would love to have you come to Haiti and help out.
We're thankful when teams come to God's Littlest Angels to help with the workload. Our teams do a variety of jobs while here, most of which currently involve some level of building, painting, etc. as our campus construction continues. Flexibility is a must when serving here and week to week projects can vary greatly.
All team members are required to submit applications, regardless of whether or not you have been to GLA before. We especially need this for emergency information. Team members should submit the applications together in one packet, and should indicate that they are part of the ___ team. If you find that your number of team members change significantly once you have been approved, please let us know. Our space is such that we like to keep teams to a maximum of 12 people.
One person needs to be the designated “spokesperson” for making all arrangements. They must be responsible for communicating with the other team members about the guidelines provided by the GLA office. Teams come for 1 week. We need information about your team and their travel plans well in advance of your arrival so that the staff in Haiti can make preparations for your stay.
Once accepted, you are required to contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Parker, in Haiti before booking your tickets. We must make sure that we can coordinate a driver for your trip from the airport. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to pick you up if you do not get approval before booking your tickets. All team members are required to make travel arrangements 3 months in advance.
Room and board/transportation fees must be received either in the Colorado or Canadian office before you leave on your trip. Release of Liability form must be sent to the Colorado office. There is also a $100 Project Fee for each team member which goes toward projects. We want to make sure there are funds here to buy materials to keep you busy during your team's stay.
Please contact us to coordinate your travel plans as soon as possible in order to help us make your travel to GLA smooth.
GLA is a Christian Ministry and we require all of our volunteers and teams to attend either the local Haitian Sunday Church Service and/or an English service that is held on our main house balcony at 11 am each Sunday. We are here to serve the Haitian people and we try to be a beacon of light to the people around us by serving and worshiping with them.
If you are interested in volunteering at GLA, please fill out the form below and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact soon with information about how to become a volunteer and what to expect during your volunteer experience. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-638-4348 for more information.