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Do you have a desire to help at-risk children? Is your youth group looking for an opportunity that will change your life as well? Does an adult group from your church want to experience their faith in Jesus Christ on a whole new level? Is your school looking for a tangible way to bless children around the world?

Kids Alive is always looking for more partners who will send Service Teams to our ministries!

Kids Alive Service Teams

Your church, school, or other organization will serve vulnerable children around the globe while motivating you all to become more effective followers of Christ.

While serving abroad, you’ll also have excellent opportunities to look beyond your own circumstances and recognize God at work in other countries and cultures.

Service Teams:

  • Involve 5-20 participants
  • Are formed from a church, school, or organization
  • Serve on one of our fields for 1-3 weeks

As a Service Team member, you’ll travel with your team to one or more Kids Alive ministry locations – residential children’s home, care center, or school.

Teams usually work together to accomplish a specific goal, such as leading a children’s program or doing construction improvements on a home, depending on the team’s skills.

Kids Alive sends nearly 100 international service teams to our fields each year.

Whether sharing the Good News of God’s love with kids in a summer program, painting a new classroom, helping to build a children’s home, or using your medical training in one of our clinics – you can be sure a Kids Alive Service Team will provide you with the experience of a lifetime!

What skills do you have that can help?

  • Minor home repair
  • Construction
  • Medical
  • Child care
  • Music, art, or drama
  • Tutoring children
  • Activity planning
  • Training/workshops
  • Other (just tell us!)


The cost for each member of a Service Team depends on the location, length of stay, and type of project. The total generally ranges from $840 to $1200 per person, plus airfare.

This amount includes in-country costs (projects, food, lodging, and local travel) and supports our Child Care and Rescue Fund. Add-on trips for sightseeing can be arranged for an additional cost!

Where are Service Teams most needed?

Let’s go!

If your church, school, or organization would like to form a team, we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule, preferred location, interests, and skills. (Unfortunately, Kids Alive International doesn’t currently have the structure or staff necessary to provide one- or two-week service opportunities for individuals or couples.)

To organize a team and partner with Kids Alive, please use the form below.

For more information, please contact Service Teams Manager. We’d love to help you provide your group with an international service opportunity that provides meaningful ministry and outreach.

If you are interested in serving for more than two weeks, please contact Julia, Missionary Mobilization Manager. Also, check out our internship and missionary opportunities for more information.

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