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Short-Term Mission Trips

*Trips marked ‘OPEN’ are available to the general public

Everyone has a place and a purpose on our teams…

Our volunteer Global Outreach Trips are the “hands and feet” that get to go and see what God has purposed to do through Kids Around the World come to fruition — whether it is by giving kids the gift of play with a beautiful playground, providing nutritious meals, or sharing God’s story of His love for them. We partner with amazing ministries all over the world and come alongside them to help kids come to know God’s transforming hope in their own lives. The work our teams do often serves as a springboard to impact more and more children.

Our team members come from all walks of life, locations, different age levels and abilities. They all have a place and a purpose on our teams and we are so thankful for all that they do! There is so much more to be done! Won’t you join us?

Why Join a Global Outreach Trip?

Learn About Your Gifts & Abilities

Use your skills in a missions setting to help bring God’s hope to kids. Maybe even discover how you can be used in ways you never knew were possible.

Experience God in Your Life

Get out of your comfort zone and allow God to stretch you and grow your faith as you see Him at work in, through, and around yourself and your team.

Gain a New Perspective on Life

Meet people in other countries and see a little of the world through their eyes. Learn about their culture, challenges, views, and what brings them joy. As you do, you just may learn to see others, God, the world, and yourself in a whole new light.

Serve Others

Use your time, talent and resources to help meet the needs of kids with physical and spiritual need.  In the process you will learn to genuinely care about others as you put their interests before your own.

*Trips marked ‘OPEN’ are available to the general public

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Have more questions?

If you still have questions about a specific trip or in general, see the FAQ section below or let us know and someone from our staff will be in touch with you shortly!


If you still have questions about a specific trip or Impact Teams in general, let us know and someone from our staff will be in touch with you shortly!


    Yes! We are currently traveling internationally with teams to our Generation Hope locations. These trips are with our GenHope partners to visit the Hope Zones they are supporting. On our GenHope trips, we are traveling to Hope Zones to be a part of ministry training, feeding programs, or building a playground; and get to know the kids and communities as we grow together in Christ.

    We prefer checks due to the processing fees of online transactions, but you can make a donation on our website.

    For checks please mail to our Rockford office at 5245 28th Ave, Rockford IL 61109. In the memo section add your name and the trip you are going on.

    To make a donation on our website click here. In the comment section add your full name and the trip you are joining so we know where to designate the fund. If you do not add your name and trip information your donation will be processed as a general gift to Kids Around the World.

    All the information you need to know for your upcoming trip can be found on your Manage Missions dashboard. Your team leader or a Kids Around the World staff member will be sending more information about your trip as it gets closer. You will also receive notifications from Manage Missions and our KATW trip coordinators. Make sure you are checking your spam folder for any unrecognized emails. If you have questions, email trips@kidsaroundtheworld.com.

    If you are part of a Global Outreach Trip you can find your trip located on our trip page here (https://app.managedmissions.com/OurTrips/5761). The trips featured on this page are closed team trips.

    We will have other opportunities for volunteers to join us on a trip, keep checking our website and social media for trip announcements!

    Our volunteer Global Outreach Trips are the “hands and feet” that get to go and see what God is doing in children’s lives and communities around the world. Our mission is to share God’s transforming hope with kids and their communities through food, play, and story. We do this as we create environments within local communities through feeding programs, playgrounds, and StoryClubs. In these gatherings, kids experience hope through a daily meal, a safe place to play, and stories from the Bible. Kids, families, and whole communities are strengthened as they move toward a Christ-centered life; a movement we call Generation Hope. We partner with amazing ministries, businesses, and individuals to connect and grow with Hope Zones and build a Generation of Hope together.

    People like you plan an intricate role in making this all happen by packing meals, building playgrounds, and visiting our communities to share the love of Christ with kids!