Students Creating Positive Change

Many college students place high value on social justice and making a difference in the world. These students seek hands-on opportunities to do something significant in the lives of others. GAiN’s partnership with Cru campus and international field staff members positions us to provide opportunities for students to make an impact on people across the globe and in the U.S.

We accomplish this through the provision of humanitarian aid and activities focused on improving quality of life by relieving suffering and restoring dignity. Your campus partnership with GAiN can create positive change in individuals, families, and communities.

Involving Campus Students

Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture

Supply tens of thousands of hungry people with food through your own PACKHOPE Experience.

Clean Water

Clean Water

Provide more than 500 thirsty people with safe, clean water daily by starting an online fundraising campaign for a new water well.

Critical Aid

Critical Aid

Relieve the suffering of refugees by joining humanitarian trips that specifically care for people who fled their homes.

Critical Aid

Disaster Relief

Help disaster victims rebuild their lives by expressing the kindness of Jesus through disaster clean up trips.

Food and Agriculture

By hosting a PACKHOPE™ Experience, student volunteers help people in the toughest places on earth who do not have enough food to eat. You will help relieve their suffering, restore their dignity, and reveal hope. We provide two options for how you can do that — a fun event packing meals or seeds. Contact us to learn more.

Clean Water

Individual students or various campus clubs and organizations can provide clean water for people living in some of the toughest places on earth by creating a personalized Clean Water Fundraising Campaign! Students working together can bring help and hope to people living without access to safe, clean water by funding a new water well. Contact us to learn how!

Critical Aid for Refugees

Students can serve refugees by traveling with GAiN on humanitarian trips such as refugee care in Greece or vision clinics in the Middle East. Through these projects you will have opportunity to show the kindness of Jesus and help GAiN field partners build ongoing relationships in refugee communities.

Refugee Care

Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, people affected need help recovering from the damage to their homes and lives. GAiN partners with campuses to bring students together to help with disaster cleanup efforts. Contact us to learn more.

Disaster Relief

Upcoming Student Trips

GAiN volunteer humanitarian teams work with partners in countries across the globe to serve those in need and express the kindness of Jesus. Students can take part in transforming lives through a dynamic, hands-on humanitarian trip designed specifically for with them in mind.

March 7-14, 2020 including Airfare

El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador

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El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador — a land of beautiful beaches, sprawling coffee plantations, and lush rainforests — is the most densely populated country in Central America, with 40 percent of its population living in poverty. Be part of a GAiN® volunteer trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this trip, you will travel to the nation’s capital, San Salvador. The team will conduct eyeglass clinics in the city as well as in nearby rural areas. In the clinics you will meet with individuals to provide glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to share the hope of Jesus.

This opportunity is available to students only. No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

This trip can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Dates: March 7-14, 2020 including Airfare

Location: El Salvador

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$1950-$2250

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

March 14-21, 2020

El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador

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El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador — a land of beautiful beaches, sprawling coffee plantations, and lush rainforests — is the most densely populated country in Central America, with 40 percent of its population living in poverty. Be part of a GAiN® volunteer trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this trip, you will travel to the nation’s capital, San Salvador. The team will conduct eyeglass clinics in the city as well as in nearby rural areas. In the clinics you will meet with individuals to provide glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to share the hope of Jesus.

This opportunity is available to students only. No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

This trip can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020

Location: El Salvador

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$1950-$2250 including Airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

March 13-21, 2020

Central Asia Spring Vision Clinics

Central Asia

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Central Asia Spring Vision Clinics

Imagine being unable to see the faces of your family or being unable to work because you cannot see well enough to read. In Central Asia more than 1 million people live with untreated vision impairment. You can help solve this problem for many of them by providing a simple pair of glasses, and at the same time point them to Jesus.

By joining GAiN® as a member of this team, you will travel to mountainous Central Asia to host an eyeglass clinic. At the clinic you will meet with local people one-on-one to assess their vision and provide glasses. During this time, you will have the opportunity to show them the love of Jesus.

Through this project, our field partners will be able to build relationships with families and show them Christ’s love and hope.

No medical experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: March 13-21, 2020

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Kimmie and John

Cost:$2,995 - $3,295 including Airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

March 13-21, 2020

Greece Refugee Spring Break (Students)

Greece

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Greece Refugee Spring Break (Students)

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In recent 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 hoped to pass through the islands and continue into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps — unable to travel to a new destination and powerless to return home.

You can help meet physical needs and show the kindness of Jesus to struggling refugees by traveling with GAiN® to a camp in Greece.

You will serve refugees by distributing aid such as blankets or food or doing chores in the camp. Your presence and help will show refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 years or older to serve in the camp and participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

 

 

Dates: March 13-21, 2020

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Aby

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s): refugee care

March 2020

Other Spring Break Opportunities (Students)

Bahamas, Texas

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Other Spring Break Opportunities (Students)

Apply though the Event Registration tool:
Bahamas Hurricane Relief
Dates:
7-14
14-21
21-28
Destino@theborder (helping not hosting that’s Destino!)
Dates:
14-21
21-28
More info:
Global Logistic Center Mt Joy, PA
www.gainusa.org/get-involved/volunteer

Dates: March 2020

Location: Bahamas, Texas

Team Leader: Various

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s):

June 4-18, 2020

Tanzania Summer Vision Clinics

Tanzania

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Tanzania Summer Vision Clinics

Tanzania, home to the famous Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro, has a largely rural population. Many people in remote villages lack access to necessary resources.  GAiN® partners in Tanzania build relationships with people in many small villages and provide resources such as bucket irrigation kits, food, and medical supplies. You too can help villagers by providing for another great need — eyeglasses.

As a member of this team you will travel to the lake region of Tanzania. There you and your teammates will meet one-to-one with people in several villages to assess vision and provide needed glasses. By providing glasses through these clinics you help our partners build stronger relationships in the villages so they can continue to meet critical needs and share the hope of Jesus.

No medical experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: June 4-18, 2020

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic

July 2020

Zambia Vision Clinic

Zambia

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Zambia Vision Clinic

Zambia is a beautiful country of great diversity, with more than 70 ethnic groups and languages. It also has one of the world’s fastest growing populations, which contributes to high rates of poverty and unemployment. GAiN® partners in Zambia help people there by providing necessary supplies such as clothing, food, seeds, and medical equipment. You can help by taking part in vision clinics to provide glasses.

During the vision clinic, you will meet with people one-to-one to assess their vision and provide glasses for them. As you spend time with them, you have the opportunity to show them the kindness of Jesus. By providing glasses through these clinics you help our partners build stronger relationships in the villages so they can continue to meet critical needs and share the hope of Jesus.

No medical experience is required for vision clinics. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

 

Dates: July 2020

Location: Zambia

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics


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March 7-14, 2020 including Airfare

El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador

El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador — a land of beautiful beaches, sprawling coffee plantations, and lush rainforests — is the most densely populated country in Central America, with 40 percent of its population living in poverty. Be part of a GAiN® volunteer trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this trip, you will travel to the nation’s capital, San Salvador. The team will conduct eyeglass clinics in the city as well as in nearby rural areas. In the clinics you will meet with individuals to provide glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to share the hope of Jesus.

This opportunity is available to students only. No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

This trip can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Dates: March 7-14, 2020 including Airfare

Location: El Salvador

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$1950-$2250

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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March 14-21, 2020

El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador

El Salvador Vision Clinic (Students)

El Salvador — a land of beautiful beaches, sprawling coffee plantations, and lush rainforests — is the most densely populated country in Central America, with 40 percent of its population living in poverty. Be part of a GAiN® volunteer trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this trip, you will travel to the nation’s capital, San Salvador. The team will conduct eyeglass clinics in the city as well as in nearby rural areas. In the clinics you will meet with individuals to provide glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to share the hope of Jesus.

This opportunity is available to students only. No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

This trip can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020

Location: El Salvador

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:$1950-$2250 including Airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





MORE

March 13-21, 2020

Central Asia Spring Vision Clinics

Central Asia

Central Asia Spring Vision Clinics

Imagine being unable to see the faces of your family or being unable to work because you cannot see well enough to read. In Central Asia more than 1 million people live with untreated vision impairment. You can help solve this problem for many of them by providing a simple pair of glasses, and at the same time point them to Jesus.

By joining GAiN® as a member of this team, you will travel to mountainous Central Asia to host an eyeglass clinic. At the clinic you will meet with local people one-on-one to assess their vision and provide glasses. During this time, you will have the opportunity to show them the love of Jesus.

Through this project, our field partners will be able to build relationships with families and show them Christ’s love and hope.

No medical experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: March 13-21, 2020

Location: Central Asia

Team Leader: Kimmie and John

Cost:$2,995 - $3,295 including Airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





MORE

March 13-21, 2020

Greece Refugee Spring Break (Students)

Greece

Greece Refugee Spring Break (Students)

img_5052

In recent 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 hoped to pass through the islands and continue into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps — unable to travel to a new destination and powerless to return home.

You can help meet physical needs and show the kindness of Jesus to struggling refugees by traveling with GAiN® to a camp in Greece.

You will serve refugees by distributing aid such as blankets or food or doing chores in the camp. Your presence and help will show refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 years or older to serve in the camp and participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

 

 

Dates: March 13-21, 2020

Location: Greece

Team Leader: Aby

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s): refugee care





MORE

March 2020

Other Spring Break Opportunities (Students)

Bahamas, Texas

Other Spring Break Opportunities (Students)

Apply though the Event Registration tool:
Bahamas Hurricane Relief
Dates:
7-14
14-21
21-28
Destino@theborder (helping not hosting that’s Destino!)
Dates:
14-21
21-28
More info:
Global Logistic Center Mt Joy, PA
www.gainusa.org/get-involved/volunteer

Dates: March 2020

Location: Bahamas, Texas

Team Leader: Various

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s):





MORE

June 4-18, 2020

Tanzania Summer Vision Clinics

Tanzania

Tanzania Summer Vision Clinics

Tanzania, home to the famous Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro, has a largely rural population. Many people in remote villages lack access to necessary resources.  GAiN® partners in Tanzania build relationships with people in many small villages and provide resources such as bucket irrigation kits, food, and medical supplies. You too can help villagers by providing for another great need — eyeglasses.

As a member of this team you will travel to the lake region of Tanzania. There you and your teammates will meet one-to-one with people in several villages to assess vision and provide needed glasses. By providing glasses through these clinics you help our partners build stronger relationships in the villages so they can continue to meet critical needs and share the hope of Jesus.

No medical experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: June 4-18, 2020

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: Kim

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic





MORE

July 2020

Zambia Vision Clinic

Zambia

Zambia Vision Clinic

Zambia is a beautiful country of great diversity, with more than 70 ethnic groups and languages. It also has one of the world’s fastest growing populations, which contributes to high rates of poverty and unemployment. GAiN® partners in Zambia help people there by providing necessary supplies such as clothing, food, seeds, and medical equipment. You can help by taking part in vision clinics to provide glasses.

During the vision clinic, you will meet with people one-to-one to assess their vision and provide glasses for them. As you spend time with them, you have the opportunity to show them the kindness of Jesus. By providing glasses through these clinics you help our partners build stronger relationships in the villages so they can continue to meet critical needs and share the hope of Jesus.

No medical experience is required for vision clinics. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

 

Dates: July 2020

Location: Zambia

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:TBA

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics




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