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Thank you for your commitment to serve at-risk children through the ministry of Kids Alive. We are excited about your upcoming trip and look forward to working with you during your preparation for the field. Please use the attached checklist to see which forms must be printed from our website and turned in 30 days prior to your departure. Please also use the additional resources at the bottom of the page to help in the organization of your team.

KAI Zika Virus Statement

You should follow the medical advice of your healthcare provider, particularly if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, when considering travel to a Zika-affected country (including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, and Guatemala).  Please click here to read our statement for more information.

Service Team Forms

Service Team Checklist and Timeline

Forms for Service Team Leader:

Service Team Roster

Qualifications of a Service Team Leader

Complete Packets of Forms for:

ADULT Service Team Forms

MINOR Service Team Forms

Additional Documents of Interest:

KAI Statement of Faith

KAI Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

PLEASE NOTE: All forms should be submitted to your Team Leader at least one month prior to your team’s departure! Medical Information forms and Parental Agreement for Minor forms will be kept by the Team Leader during the trip in case of emergency. All other forms will be collected by the Team Leader, and then submitted together by the Team Leader to Kids Alive International.

Additional Resources

Support Raising Processes

We understand and appreciate that service team members are often times raising funds to participate in these trips.  In order to do so, we’d like to give you a few recommended support raising books to help in the process.

People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support (Dillon, William): Order Here

Funding Your Ministry (Morton, Scott): Order Here

In addition, please feel free to hold additional fundraisers you think would be beneficial during your support raising process.

You may use any of our Kids Alive videos posted on our You Tube page to help with your fundraising efforts.  Please Click Here to access our videos.

Travel Insurance

Check the insurance policy that you are currently covered under. If you need accident and health coverage outside the USA, or wish to purchase additional travel insurance, you may enroll in a temporary insurance package specifically for short-term service. We are partnering with MissionTripInsurance.com to offer two different plans to our teams: www.missiontripinsurance.com/kids-alive/

If you decide to purchase temporary insurance through another provider, be sure that it will cover you overseas.

It is required that every Kids Alive Short-term Missionary and Service Team Participant have health and accident insurance.


Passports are required to enter all of our locations around the world.  Please make sure that you have a passport, and/or apply for one in a timely manner prior to your trip.

Please Click Here for more information on how to obtain a US passport.


Kids Alive encourages team members to use the CDC’s website and collaboration with their physician’s recommendations in order to determine what immunizations are necessary for upcoming travel.  Please note that many immunizations may be available at your local health department for a reduced rate.

Please Click Here for more information.

Recommended Books & Devotionals

Short-Term Missions Workbook (Dearborn, Tim):  Order Here

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Leader’s Guide (Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert):  Order Here

Cross Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility (Elmer, Duane): Order Here

Before You Go (Hempfling, Jack): Order Here

When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor …and Ourselves (Fikkert, Brian; Corbett, Steve): Order Here

Before You Pack Your Bag, Prepare Your Heart (Judge, Cindy): Order Here

Transforming Ventures: A Spiritual Guide for Volunteers in Mission (Ives, Jan): Order Here

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