The trip is one week, and teams arrive and depart on the weekend. Days and time of arrival can be adjusted to meet your needs, but is typically Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. There is an orientation/training with For the Nations on Sunday evening.
7:30: Breakfast at the apartment.
8:30-12:00: Volunteers help with educational programs (children’s programs in the summer, or adult and preschool during the school year) through various English, literacy, reading, Bible, citizenship, and life skills classes for refugees.
12:00-1:00: Lunch on site.
1:30-3:30: Volunteers serve at educational programs, home visits, and help with acculturation services for refugee children and adults.
3:30-5:30: Volunteers serve at an after school program for children (during the school year), or help with swim lessons (summer) for refugee children.
5:30-7:00: Showers and Dinner at the apartment.
Evening Activities: Teams can choose free time or various evening activities, including a refugee speaker, Understanding Islam training, refugee home visits, ethnic meals, or training for cross-cultural ministry from For the Nations leadership. Please let us know before the trip if you would like any of these activities scheduled for your group. Team leaders can also use this time to lead devotionals.