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In September of 2016, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable populations, Peru's arm of government which regulates adoption, closed the door for all other countries wanting to adopt Peruvian children...
 
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Most choosing to come and have a first-hand experience are quickly enamored by these sweet children. Those who want to come to the field and use their skills and talents to benefit the children may do so individually or in groups. These brave souls have meaningful involvement in the lives of the homeless children of Chiclayo.

There are many opportunities to volunteer at the children's home. From teaching English to childcare, construction, gardening, maintenance, and the list goes on!

While volunteering at Morning Star, you may stay on-site or at a nearby hotel, depending on the particulars of your trip. If you stay on-site and have your meals prepared by our staff, we request $30 per day to cover the costs. If you choose to stay at a local hotel we can help arrange those accommodations.

Each day you'll spend time performing tasks specifically designed to fit your abilities and expectations, as well as the needs of the home, school and church.  If you are interested in
organizing a short term missions team (construction, maintenance, medical, evangelistic, etc), please contact us at tclark@morningstarperu.org to discuss specific details as to the kind of project, size of the team, possible dates and logistical coordination.  Please view our Frequently Asked Questions and the travel guide as a first step.

Due to the amount of exposure volunteers have to the children and the spiritual orientation of our ministry, we look for volunteers that are in agreement with the statement of faith posted below.  Spanish is basically the only language spoken in this part of Peru, but fluency is not required.  To get started just fill in the form below and click "submit".  We'll get in touch to fine-tune the details.  If you do not receive a response within 4 days, please send an email to info@morningstarperu.org just in case there was a technical issue, and oh, yes....THANK YOU!

Morning Star requires a letter of reference from your church leader(s) stating that they are aware of your plans and are in agreement with them. They can email that to info@morningstarperu.org  Also, please let us know about any pertinent allergies, medications or medical conditions.

 
QUESTIONS  
   
1. Name
2. Gender:
3. Age:
4. Email:
5. Phone:
6. Physical Address:
7. Marital status:
8. Emergency contact:
9. Relationship to you:
10. Emergency contactÂ's email:
11. Emergency contact's phone:
12. Education completed:
13. Do you have special training in some area? 
 Music, art, special education, etc? (Please List)
14. What Spanish skills do you have?
15. What types of things are you interested in doing with the children?
16. Do you have experience working with children? yes No
      Explanation
17. What church do you attend?
18. What is your involvement in your church?
19. Provide a brief personal testimony of your salvation experience.
20. Do you have any previous volunteer experience (in the community or church, etc.)? yes No
21. What personal goals would you want to accomplish as a result of your time at the Children's Home?
22. Why do you want to volunteer?
23. How long are you planning on staying?
24. What questions might you have that I can answer in order to help you see if our organization fits in with your talents, goals, and expectations?
25. Do you agree with our Statement of Faith found at the link below?
26. Can you provide specific dates at this point that you'd like to visit Morning Star?

 

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