Brigades are the heart and soul of our work with Honduran children. Our brigaders come from all walks of life, drawn by their passion to make a real difference. Whether you are a university student, affiliated with a service or church group, or perhaps a retiree, we would love to have you – really, all it takes is a realization that you can foster change, and a commitment to make it happen.
Have you ever considered joining a team to provide service in a developing country?
You see the articles and think, ‘I’d love to do that… sometime’. Well, now’s your chance. Right here, Right now! Why wait for ‘sometime’ to get here? They need your help now. Contact us to find out how you can volunteer. We need caring people like you, both on-the-ground in Honduras, and here at home.
A brigade typically spans 1-2 transformational weeks in Honduras. Prior to that, your team may spend time fundraising. It is common to collect and pack essential supplies, such as toiletries and clothing, for distribution in Honduras. In addition, each brigade has a specific focus: building, education/awareness and healthcare. One of the most rewarding aspects may be the opportunity to actually meet your sponsored child.
Grace Church Building Brigade
Building Brigades travel to Honduras to construct classrooms, maintain buildings, and improve facilities for the children. Volunteers come from all walks of life and often have little or no construction background.
Volunteers spend time with the children in our village including classroom visits to primary, secondary and rural schools. Tour of Reyes Irene Valenzuela School for Girls, and outings with the teens and transition students.
FoHC Health Brigades
Health Care Brigades provide free health care to the country’s most vulnerable. Teaching prevention and healthier lifestyles are a key part of making a sustainable difference.
Educational brigades are focused on helping out at our Children’s Village. You may be involved in smaller building projects, or participate in classroom activities, but above all you will be able to make some real connections with the children we support. In addition to experiencing a variety of activities around our Children’s Village, these brigades typically visit rural mountain schools to provide support and supplies for the teachers and students.