Christian Orphanages

Christian orphanages the world over are in need of aid, support and simple helping hands. But most of all, these children are in need of something, someone to believe in.

A father to the fatherless, God reminds us that children hold a special place in His heart. Through the help of missionaries like you, lives are changed in an instant. Teens and students who are newbies to missions or missionaries who cut their teeth in the field, Christian orphanages are by far a favorite place to serve among those who are called according to His purpose.

Come help feed His children. Stay long term and teach them to read or stay a few weeks and just teach them to laugh again . . . no matter how long you stay you will teach them about His boundless grace and endless love.

Though you may only spend a few days among these Christian orphanages in your lifetime, the children who live there for much of theirs will carry your love and introduction to His with them as long as they live. Even more still, you’ll carry the blessing of being a blessing with you every day of your life.

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See! I have carved you on the palms of My hands.’’
Isaiah 49:15-16 NIV


Sinakekele Children

(Oakford, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa) We minister to abandoned babies and AIDS orphans. We have opportunities for volunteers and need the following skills: care of abandoned babies; long term missionaries to head home school and preschool using ACE Curriculum and to assist with the launch of a sports programme for the local rural community.

Ushindi Children’s Discipleship Home

(Kambiri, Kenya, Africa) The homes are fully supported by African Orphan Outreach (USA Christian nonprofit 501c3). Two large homes care for over 200 orphans in rural countryside. AOO has Child Sponsorship Program. Sponsors are needed. Run by Christian Kenyan national staff and a Kenyan Director. Check website for updates on limited short term trip possibilities […]

Shalom Children’s Home

Hogar Infantil Shalom (El Salvador) We serve 70 boys and girls, babies through high school. We’re located half way to the airport, away from the Capital city of San Salvador. Volunteers (single, married, family) who can teach English, care for kids, help with music, labor, or office work are welcomed to inquire.

Jehovah Shammah Children’s Home – JSCH

(Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh, India) We rescue children and provide shelter, education and training in Christian discipline. Volunteers are most welcome if they are born again and skilled in vocational courses.

Reaching Children at Risk

(RCAR) (Affiliated with LALMBA) Like a tidal wave, the number of orphans in Africa has engulfed us. Many of these children are left orphaned when both parents die from AIDS. They may live on the streets or with elderly relatives, some of whom are blind or disabled. We care for hundreds of these children and […]

Streets of Hope

(Nakuru, Kenya) Started as a simple soup kitchen to feed some street boys, we now have modern facilities housing school and dormitory, where almost 100 boys formerly from the slums and streets are being cared for.

Happy Hill Farm

Serves troubled, hurting children with a broad range of behavioral and academic problems, children who are experiencing emotional instability, often due to family trauma. Some are from backgrounds of abuse and neglect. All live, work, and study in a year-round, residential school/farm setting. On-line video.

Casa Refugio

Orphan homes, opportunities to work in the slums and with street people in Belo Horizonte, as well as evangelize. Medical opportunities.

River of Mercy Children’s Home

(Juarez, Mexico) A Christian orphanage born from a vision to show Christ’s love to the neglected, mistreated, and suffering children in the colonia of Anapra in Juarez, Mexico. The focus is children ranging in age from three through ten. Volunteers who can help us with teaching, cooking, and construction are urged to inquire.

Houses of Happiness Orphanage

(Quito, Ecuador) Located in the Andes mountain range, it is home to over 180 abandoned Ecuadorian children, each of whom live in one of 20 houses with approximately 10 other children and are cared for by a house mother. Volunteers and short term teams are welcomed to inquire.

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging

This lay Catholic organization creates relationships between sponsors, and children and elderly people in 25 developing nations around the world, including Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Venezuela. Opportunities for volunteers and […]

Stream of Hope

Stream of Hope Kamuli, Uganda orphanage is home to 40+ boys and girls aged 6 to 18 years old.  The children are fully cared for, and attend good schools.  Some have health challenges.  Founded in 2008, the home is locally staffed and is operated to honor Jesus Christ.  SOH features a farm, playground, electric power, […]

Hands On Missions

We provide opportunities for Christians to learn about and actively participate in missions locally and internationally. Ongoing ministry opportunities for people interested in medical clinics, evangelism and prayer ministry, pastor and leadership training, and children’s ministries in New York, India, Ukraine, Brazil, Taiwan, Kenya and Malawi. Join with us to help fulfill the great commission.

Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village

At Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village in (Langfang, Hebei China), we provide hope to special needs orphans ages 0-8. Our staff are volunteers from around the world who are curently carring for over 60 children. Our needs for help include those with skills in special ed for grades K-1, and a speech/language pathologist. We de-emphasize the […]

Melon Orphanage

(Nakuru, Kenya) We help nearly 350 children aged between 3-17 from the slum areas of Nakuru City. Children attend from 8 to 5 daily and receive education, meals, and the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment. Many are orphans. Most live with extended family or in informal foster homes. We invite volunteers […]

Hope for the Children of Haiti

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) “Dedicated to meeting the extreme needs faced by neglected and abandoned children in the Caribbean island of Haiti.” Church groups and individuals welcomed

Davis Lar Children’s Home

(Fortaleza, Brazil) Our goal is to raise and equip Brazilian street children to become adults who will make a difference in their community and the world. About 40 children. We invite teams for construction (house, gymnasium, school), or to work with the kids for a week or two. We also need individuals who can serve.

Lifesong for Orphans

Lifesong for Orphans offers adoption financial assistance, foster care support, church and ministry partnerships, and international orphan care by serving advocates who help carry out this work of bringing joy and purpose to orphans in Zambia.  Join us in a Lifesong for Orphans missions trip to our Village of Hope in Guatemala where you will participate in work […]

Haiti Children’s Home

(Mirebalais, Haiti) Houses infants and children from premature newborn to 9 years old. We also provide some nursing care to premature and malnourished children from the community. Volunteers: help with babies, play with children, do maintenance, help with medical care, teach, and tell about Jesus.

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes

Providing help to children and families in need through a statewide comprehensive program of services utilizing Christian compassion and professional skills. Boy’s ranch. Volunteers welcomed to inquire.

East African Mission Orphanage

(Nakuru, Kenya) Established in 1997 by an Australian family who still live there and now care for over 90 beautiful Kenyan children. Still expanding. A must to see if you are in Kenya. Volunteers are welcomed to inquire. You can help by teaching, or in any department.

Zimbabwe ministry

(Woodville on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) This Mustard Seed Community property includes a school, chapel, health clinic, a home for children affected by HIV/AIDS, and a home for children with disabilities. Three acres are used for farming and poultry rearing. The produce, eggs, maize, vegetables, and chicken, supplement the children’s dietary requirements. A bakery […]