About Global Connection Experience

Bridges of Hope is involved in various international programs that are profoundly impacting the way  children, families and communities are living. Through our network, we provide things like clean water, food, health care and education.

Hope is rising in the hearts of many. Bridges of Hope welcomes volunteers with a passion and compassion for the less fortunate and a readiness and willingness to share in the stories of children and their communities whose lives are being transformed by our valuable sponsors.

We invite you to witness this change through our Global Connection Experience.  Come see it for yourself, live it yourself, seek to understand and share the story of hope!

Seek to Understand

Our Global Connection Experience trips are either internally designed and directed by senior staff of Bridges of Hope or customized to serve volunteers with special interests and expertise, researchers and various internship participants requiring overseas placement.

  • Each applicant must submit a duly completed application form available electronically or by fax. Space is limited and preference is often given to volunteers who have never traveled with Bridges of Hope and who are interested in the long-term objectives of sharing their stories with a wider audience.  As long as you are interested in learning about Bridges of Hope's work and want to share our impact with others when you return home, you could be eligible.  
  • Once you are officially accepted into the program, you will be advised by email and given instructions about when and where you will meet with the rest of your team. Orientation and debriefing conversations to build energy for the next steps in the participant's journey will be coordinated by Bridges of Hope.
  • Volunteers are given contact information for other team members so they can coordinate travel plans if desired.
  • Because of limited space, approved and qualified applicants may be added to our waiting list at their request.
  • Depending on the purpose of the trip applicants may be required to submit a criminal record check.
  • All flights will be arranged through designated Bridges of Hope travel coordinator.

Are the Trips Tax-Receiptable?

  • The cost of your trip is not tax-receiptable. Your donations are tax-receiptable.
  • All the funds donated to Bridges of Hope for these trips are non-refundable and will be allocated to offset the cost associated with the trip and in-country projects.  

Travel

Travel

Upcoming GCE Opportunities & Medical Outreach

Trip

Date

Status

Location: Burkina Faso
Price: $4000 - $4500 approximately (10 - 14 days)

Nature: Medical, General

Task: The team is for nurses and non nurses to provide care to the children at the Children's Center, as well as health education to nurses, care-givers and at the school. 

TBD

 Open

Trip

Date

Status

Location: Tanzania
Price: $2000 - $2500 appromimately, plus airfare (15 days)

Nature: General

Task: Assist with gathering stories, photos and other resources to help tell the story of Tanzanian people to Canadian supporters.  In addition, our team will also be participating in various volunteer tasks directed by our local partners while in Tanzania. 

2018

 Open

Trip

Date

Status

Location: Burkina Faso

Price: $2000 - $2500 (plus airfare) 14 days
Nature: General

Task:  Assist and provide care to the children at Boura Children's Center.  Participate in projects at the Center, as well as provide education and training to workers at the Center.  Provide education and participate in activities at the primary and secondary school.

TBD  Open

Trip

Date

Status

Location: Kenya
Price: To be confirmed (approx. $2000 - $2500 plus airfare) 
Nature: General & Medical

Task: Our team will assist with gathering stories, photos and other resources to help tell the story of Kenyan people to Canadian supporters. In addition, our team will also be participating in various medical outreach as well perform various tasks directed by our local partners while in Kenya.

TBD  Open

Trip

Date

Status

Location: El Salvador
Price: To be confirmed (approx. $2000 - $2500 plus airfare)
Nature: Medical

Task:  Bring much needed medicines and medical care to Central America. Assist with gathering stories, photos and other resources to help tell the story of El Salvadorian people to Canadian supporters. In addition, our team will also be participating in various volunteer tasks directed by our local partners while in El Salvador.

TBD  Open

Trip

Date

Status

Location: Uganda
Price: $2000 - $2500 plus airfare - 14 days
Nature: General & Medical 

Task:  Our team will assist with gathering stories, photos and other resources to help tell the story of Ugandan people to Canadian supporters. In addition, our team will also be participating in various medical outreach as well perform various tasks directed by our local partners while in Uganda.

 

Spring 2018

 

 Open

Trip

Date

Status

Location: Uganda 
Price: $2000 - $2500 plus airfare - 14 days
Nature: Music centre construction; youth, female, and community empowerment

Task: Our team will assist with the construction of a music and resource centre for vulnerable youth and their community in a rural village.  We will have opportunities to provide mentorship to these youth, as well as interact with and learn from a range of native Ugandans.  

2018

Open

Advocate discount for trips may apply.  Read about becoming an advocate under the 'Get Involved' section to see if you qualify.

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