We'll use Hailey's experience volunteering abroad to learn about the process of finding a teen travel program, the importance of safety for teens volunteering overseas, and recommendations for specific under age 18 volunteer programs, including service trips to Cuba, which are becoming extremely popular now. Safety is naturally a big concern for parents who are thinking about letting their teens volunteer abroad and finding a program that caters to teens and has robust volunteer safety practices in place is critical in researching programs.
Hearing about the conditions inspired Mr. Holbrook to gather a group of optometry students and doctors to deliver eye care to those needy people.
Within one year, Mr. Holbrook recruited 11 classmates and 3 optometrists, and inthe 14 volunteers comprised the first two SVOSH teams to travel to rural Costa Rica.
They examined 3, patients in 13 days. Electricity was turned off at 9: Membership continues to rise each year. This fund establishes an award that will honor his contributions and continue to help offset travel costs for our growing membership. To prepare for our 4-day mission, students work over 3, combined hours during the school year collecting, sorting, and cleaning glasses donated by Lion's Clubs, eye doctors, and other groups from around the United States.
Each member completes the following requirements: Trip planning, lab work, funds management, and fundraising efforts are all done by student volunteers elected by their fellow SVOSH members.
Our International Trips All members who complete the requirements are eligible to go on a SVOSH trip at the end of the year, and enough trips will be planned in order to give every eligible member a chance to serve.
Multiple trips to different locations are taken concurrently during the week after spring semester final exams.
Members are divided into teams among the various locations. Two members serve as Trip Leaders and will oversee travel and clinic management once abroad.
This ensures the doctors are free to focus on overseeing the work and assisting students. Non-student members generally spouses help by taking visual acuities, dispensing glasses in the optical, or translating. While there, the local Lions Clubs of the host countries coordinate the visit, prepare temporary clinics, and arrange housing for the SVOSH team.
During a typical day, each SVOSH team works about 8 hours and examines approximately patients per site, per day, for 4 days. The demand for eye care in Central and South America is high, and patients often travel long distances and wait many hours to receive eye care they could not otherwise afford.
Our members work hard, but they also have fun! Following clinic, members have the opportunity of spending an additional 2 days in their country at a local resort. Resorts are optional and paid for by the individual student.
This is a great opportunity to wind down, share clinic stories and bond with fellow teammates.Thank you for your interest in serving with the IMB among unreached peoples and places around the world.
In partnership with churches, we are sending people to the nations through various pathways, including church planters, professionals, students, retirees, and others to .
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Join other adults ages 18+ serving God in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and throughout North America for weeks. You can come as an individual or challenge your small group to join you.
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Cru offers many kinds of mission trips for college and high school students, working adults and families. Pacific Union College is a Seventh-day Adventist learning community offering an excellent Christ-centered education that prepares its students for productive lives of useful human service and uncompromising personal integrity.