Thank you for contacting Kids Alive International and for your interest in serving orphans and vulnerable children around the world. (view our current sponsorship video here - it's 2 minutes in length)
As a Christian non-profit organization, our mission is to holistically serve vulnerable children and their families and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. At Kids Alive, we offer the following opportunities for overseas service:
Service Teams: For those wanting to serve for 1-2 weeks, service teams provide a great introduction to Kids Alive. These teams are often comprised of church groups, medical or dental professionals, groups of skilled workers, or families. Please click on the following link to learn more. https://www.kidsalive.org/serve/service-teams/
Interns: Our most popular internships run during the summer for six weeks in Lebanon, Kenya, Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. We also offer internships during the school year which have flexible time parameters. For all our internships, you would work with at risk-children in one of our schools, care centers, or residential homes, or provide general/administrative support for the missionaries on site. You could be placed in classrooms to help with tutoring, sponsorship, or devotionals. We would like to place you where your gifts and talents can provide help that the ministry needs, which might also include extracurriculars such as music, art, or sports. The cost of each internship varies depending on the location and length of stay, but generally ranges from $3500-$6000. We do provide training materials on fundraising. Some internships require fluency in Spanish. For our Dominican Republic internships, we provide one and two week sessions of language training before the beginning of the internship. Please click on this link to apply. www.kidsalive.org/internapp
Missionaries: We place missionary staff in: Zambia, Kenya, Lebanon, Haiti, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Kids Alive believes in the capable leadership and unique skills and insight of our national staff, who serve in their own countries. Therefore, missionaries serve on our ministry sites under the authority of, and alongside, national staff. We hope that each Kids Alive missionary will choose to make a career of their service with us, and we do all we can to prepare them to thrive. When accepted, Kids Alive missionaries make an initial commitment of between one and three years. Please click on this link to apply: www.kidsalive.org/msyapp
If you would like to learn more about who we are as an organization, here is a great video that captures it nicely http://www.kidsalive.org/100thanniversaryvideo/.