GAiN humanitarian outreach mission trips partner with local ministries and churches in countries across the globe to serve those in need and share the love of Jesus Christ.

Whether conducting a vision clinic in Central Asia, helping plant a garden in Zimbabwe, or delivering food to refugee children, you will be blessed as you take part in transforming lives through a dynamic, hands-on mission trip.

Upcoming Mission Trips

May 21 – June 14, 2017

Greece Refugee Care Summer Project

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Greece Refugee Care Summer Project

For the past couple of years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children flee from their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean sea to the shores of Greece. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps—unable to continue on and powerless to return home.  These camps face an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the Greek island which houses the most refugees. We will help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we will show the refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing —participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Dates: May 21 – June 14, 2017

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$3,500 (+airfare)

GAiN Project(s): distribution, refugee care

May 21 – June 4, 2017

Greece Refugee Care 4

Greece

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Greece Refugee Care 4

For the past couple of years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children flee from their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean sea to the shores of Greece. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps—unable to continue on and powerless to return home.  These camps face an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the Greek island which houses the most refugees. We will help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we will show the refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing —participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Dates: May 21 – June 4, 2017

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,925 (+airfare)

GAiN Project(s): distribution, refugee care

June 1 – 14, 2017

Greece Refugee Care 5

Greece

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Greece Refugee Care 5

Mission TripsFor the past couple of years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children flee from their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean sea to the shores of Greece. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps—unable to continue on and powerless to return home.  These camps face an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the Greek island which houses the most refugees. We will help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we will show the refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing —participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Dates: June 1 – 14, 2017

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$1,925 (+airfare)

GAiN Project(s): distribution, refugee care

Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Tanzania Community Agriculture

Tanzania

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Tanzania Community Agriculture

img_8135People in Tanzania need access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. GAiN recently drilled a well in a rural village to help with this. The new well quickly became a catalyst for a new church.

The well is one of three wells GAiN drilled in Tanzania last year. Our ministry partners have a bold plan to use clean water to share Christ’s love.

We will take a team to help the community in Bariadi create a garden and install a drip irrigation system using the well water. This will allow our ministry partners to continue reaching the community with the truth of Christ’s love. Our work on this trip will lay a foundation for our long-term ministry partners in Tanzania.

Dates: Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,380 (+Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): community agriculture

Sept 16 – 24, 2017

Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

Central Asia

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Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

 In Central Asia, children with special needs often are denied education, services, and community. Medical professionals lack training to care for these children or assist parents. Families often keep their children hidden away.  There are more than 26,000 children with disabilities in the country, yet families feel isolated and alone.

Cultural barriers slowly are being broken down, however, forming a community of families with special needs children.

We will travel to Central Asia to care for these children and their families. Our hope is to encourage these families and show them they are loved as we provide training to help them help their children. We need physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, special education teachers, behavior specialists, and other professionals who have experience working with children with Down Syndrome.

Dates: Sept 16 – 24, 2017

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,775 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): special needs ministry


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May 21 – June 14, 2017

Greece Refugee Care Summer Project

Greece

Greece Refugee Care Summer Project

For the past couple of years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children flee from their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean sea to the shores of Greece. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps—unable to continue on and powerless to return home.  These camps face an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the Greek island which houses the most refugees. We will help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we will show the refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing —participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Dates: May 21 – June 14, 2017

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$3,500 (+airfare)

GAiN Project(s): distribution, refugee care







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May 21 – June 4, 2017

Greece Refugee Care 4

Greece

Greece Refugee Care 4

For the past couple of years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children flee from their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean sea to the shores of Greece. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps—unable to continue on and powerless to return home.  These camps face an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the Greek island which houses the most refugees. We will help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we will show the refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing —participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Dates: May 21 – June 4, 2017

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,925 (+airfare)

GAiN Project(s): distribution, refugee care







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June 1 – 14, 2017

Greece Refugee Care 5

Greece

Greece Refugee Care 5

Mission TripsFor the past couple of years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis.  Syrian men, women, and children flee from their homes, jobs, and friends hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean sea to the shores of Greece. They hope to pass through the islands and continue on into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps—unable to continue on and powerless to return home.  These camps face an overwhelming need for volunteers to help and show love to the refugees.

GAiN will partner with a local organization to serve in a camp on the Greek island which houses the most refugees. We will help meet physical needs and express the love of Jesus Christ through our actions.

Work will include distributing aid such as blankets or food, serving as security guards, or doing manual labor and chores in the camp. As we serve, we will show the refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 or older to work in the camp. Work will be physically taxing —participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Dates: June 1 – 14, 2017

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$1,925 (+airfare)

GAiN Project(s): distribution, refugee care







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Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Tanzania Community Agriculture

Tanzania

Tanzania Community Agriculture

img_8135People in Tanzania need access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. GAiN recently drilled a well in a rural village to help with this. The new well quickly became a catalyst for a new church.

The well is one of three wells GAiN drilled in Tanzania last year. Our ministry partners have a bold plan to use clean water to share Christ’s love.

We will take a team to help the community in Bariadi create a garden and install a drip irrigation system using the well water. This will allow our ministry partners to continue reaching the community with the truth of Christ’s love. Our work on this trip will lay a foundation for our long-term ministry partners in Tanzania.

Dates: Jun 5 – Jun 18, 2017

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,380 (+Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): community agriculture







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Sept 16 – 24, 2017

Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

Central Asia

Central Asia Special Needs Ministry

 In Central Asia, children with special needs often are denied education, services, and community. Medical professionals lack training to care for these children or assist parents. Families often keep their children hidden away.  There are more than 26,000 children with disabilities in the country, yet families feel isolated and alone.

Cultural barriers slowly are being broken down, however, forming a community of families with special needs children.

We will travel to Central Asia to care for these children and their families. Our hope is to encourage these families and show them they are loved as we provide training to help them help their children. We need physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, special education teachers, behavior specialists, and other professionals who have experience working with children with Down Syndrome.

Dates: Sept 16 – 24, 2017

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,775 (+ Airfare)

GAiN Project(s): special needs ministry






Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in a GAiN humanitarian outreach trip?
Participants from 12 to 80 years old and of all skill levels have taken part in GAiN trips. Volunteers with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with sound health are welcome. However, not all trips will be suitable for children because of the type of work or the emotional toll it may take. Some trips may require more specialized skills, such as medical training. If special skills are required, this information will be mentioned in the trip description.

How many people participate in each trip?
Team size depends on the destination and the trip strategy. Teams can be as small as four people or as large as 40.

What is included in the cost of the trip?
The trip cost includes all in-country transportation, shared hotel or dorm accommodations, three meals daily (plus drinking water), interpreter services, in-country visa fees, emergency evacuation assistance, and all taxes, tips, and fees.

The trip cost does not include airfare, pre-trip visa fees (if required), passport costs, immunizations, medications, baggage charges (unless you are asked to carry a bag of GAiN aid), trip cancellation insurance, airport meals, or additional gifts or snacks you choose to bring.

Airfare is not included in the trip cost. Does this mean I am responsible for arranging my own travel to the destination country?
No. We will plan travel and provide an airline itinerary for you through our travel agents. Then we will send you the information to contact the agent and purchase your ticket. Through the travel agent, you will be able to arrange both your domestic and international travel. Arranging travel in this way lowers flight costs and allows you to book “through” travel straight from your home airport while still traveling with the team internationally.

How can I pay for the trip?
Trip participants and their supporters can pay by credit card through the participant’s giving page or by phone. Payments also can be made by check. All payments and donations are tax-deductible and non-refundable.

If I am unable to go on the trip, what happens to the money I have raised?
All contributions to Global Aid Network are income tax deductible and are made with the understanding that GAiN has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Should you not go on the trip, or should more funds than needed be raised, we will consult with the with you to determine if the money will be held in your account for a future trip, be used for other expenses associated with this trip, or be given as a general donation to GAiN Humanitarian Outreach.

Is the trip safe?
Your trip leader’s primary responsibility is the safety of the team. We are in touch with the U.S. State Department on all of our trips and are alert to changes in safety and security while overseas. While we do live in a complex world, GAiN trips do not include what we consider unnecessary risks, either in locations visited or activities implemented.

We work to make sure all of our trips are as safe as possible. All GAiN trip leaders are experienced in international ministry and trained in crisis management and CPR/first aid. At all times, a crisis manager is on call in the states, and contingency plans are in place before all trips. Emergency evacuation coverage and supplemental health coverage are included in the cost of your trip.

Where will the team meet? Will we meet before the trip?
In most cases the entire team will meet at the international departure airport in the U.S. and fly together to the destination country. Most trips will require no pre-trip preparation or meetings as a team. If a trip does require pre-trip preparation, the team leader will provide this information before accepting you for the trip. Some trip leaders may schedule a group Skype call before the trip for team introductions. Your trip leader will be in touch with you on an ongoing basis as you prepare for the trip.

Where will we stay?
Accommodations will vary depending on the country. Usually teams stay in a hotel or guest house chosen or recommended by our national hosts. Rooms generally will be shared by two people of the same gender or by spouses. If you prefer a room to yourself, a single supplement fee will be charged.

What if I have special dietary requirements?
In the areas where GAiN serves, it usually is not possible to make accommodations for special dietary needs.

Do you have additional trips not listed on the GAiN website?
All available trips are listed on the website. If you do not see a trip that works for you, you can contact trips@gainusa.org to receive updates in the future. New trips are added all the time.

If you have other questions about trips, contact trips@gainusa.org.