GAiN volunteer humanitarian teams work with partners and churches in countries across the globe to serve those in need and share the love of Jesus. For more than 25 years our Trips Department has taken more than 180 groups to 30 countries.

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 humanitarian trip.

Upcoming Humanitarian Trips

Sept 14 – 25, 2018

Zimbabwe Community Agriculture Project

Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Community Agriculture Project

Last year drought plagued Zimbabwe, making it extremely difficult for many people living in rural villages to grow crops and provide for their families. This year the opposite is true — too much rain created problems with crops. Together with GAiN® field partners, you can work alongside villagers to help them improve their garden yield.

GAiN works with local partners to help them serve their communities. By joining this team, you will work in one of these communities to install a bucket drip-irrigation system and create a community garden. This drip-irrigation system will help families grow food and feed their families during drought or other poor conditions. They can sell surplus produce and use the profits to pay school fees, buy clothes, and purchase other necessities. This irrigation project can serve as a model for other gardens in the community.

Join our team as we work to help increase the ability of our local partners to build relationships and share the hope of Jesus with those around them.

No previous agricultural or technical experience is necessary, but you must be willing to get your hands dirty as, together, we create the drip-irrigation system and community garden.

Dates: Sept 14 – 25, 2018

Location: Zimbabwe

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,450 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): drip irrigation

November 7 – 18, 2018

Rwanda Vision Clinics

Rwanda

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Rwanda Vision Clinics

The people of Rwanda display incredible hospitality and show gratitude for the help we offer. They learned to move forward from their broken past, but many continue to lack necessary resources. GAiN® partners in Rwanda who work with several medical clinics in villages around the country have asked us to help at these clinics. You can help relieve the suffering of many people in this country by providing assistance with vision correction.

As a team member, you will travel to a rural village to host an eyeglass clinic. You will meet with people one-to-one to assess their vision and provide glasses for them. While 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. Training for eyeglass fittings will be provided at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: November 7 – 18, 2018

Location: Rwanda

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$1,425 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

Nov 24 – Dec 4, 2018

Tanzania Vision Clinics

Tanzania

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Tanzania 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: Nov 24 – Dec 4, 2018

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,695 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

January 4 – 19, 2019

Holy Land Mobility and Vision Clinic

The Holy Land

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Holy Land Mobility and Vision Clinic

In the Holy Land 1.4 million people live with some sort of physical disability, and more than 320,000 people suffer from impaired vision. To assist people with these disabilities, GAiN® and our field partners conduct wheelchair and eyeglass clinics in the Holy Land. By joining this team, you can offer help and hope to each person you meet.

During this trip you will work with people challenged by mobility needs as well as those needing clearer vision. At each clinic you will meet and assess individuals and provide the wheelchair or glasses that meet their requirements.

As we address the huge physical demands, we also can show kindness to each individual and family. As part of this team, you help open doors for our partners to share the hope of Jesus.

We seek optometrists or ophthalmologists to oversee eyeglass clinics and occupational or physical therapists to fit wheelchairs. We also have volunteer opportunities for wheelchair mechanics, upholstery and sewing specialists, photographers, prayer warriors, and people with great interpersonal skills.

Dates: January 4 – 19, 2019

Location: The Holy Land

Team Leader: Phil

Cost:$2,300 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic, wheelchair clinic

January 16 – 29, 2019

Central Africa Vision Clinics

Central Africa

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Central Africa Vision Clinics

This French-speaking African country sits between the Sahara and the savanna. The hot, dry climate makes resources scarce, resulting in widespread poverty. Local GAiN® partners work in remote areas to provide people with resources such as water wells, irrigation kits, and food. You can help with an additional need by supplying eyeglasses to many who are unable to obtain or afford them on their own.

As a team member, you will travel to a rural village to host an eyeglass 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. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: January 16 – 29, 2019

Location: Central Africa

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,250 + airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

Feb 23 – Mar 10, 2019

Refugee Vision Clinics

Middle East

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Refugee Vision Clinics

Millions of refugees in the Middle East left behind families, friends, and homes to seek peace and safety. Many lack basic necessities and care; all have faced some sort of trauma and loss. GAiN® partners in the Middle East serve local residents and thousands of refugees by supplying items such as clothing, food, and school supplies. You can help relieve refugees of some of their suffering by providing eyeglasses.

As a member of this team, you will travel to the heart of the Middle East to conduct eyeglass clinics where you will meet with residents and refugees one-to-one to assess vision and provide glasses. Through this project, you help our field partners build relationships with families and show them the love and hope of Jesus.

No medical experience is required. Training for eyeglass fittings will be provided at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: Feb 23 – Mar 10, 2019

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$1,700 + airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

Feb 23 – Mar 3, 2019

Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

Middle East

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Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

God is moving in amazing ways in the Middle East right now. You can come alongside our international Cru® staff members doing humanitarian work among refugees and others in difficult situations of poverty. Join a short-term GAiN® humanitarian trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to those who need clear vision.

As a student volunteer, you will travel to the nation’s capital, where you will spend half of your ministry days helping run vision clinics for refugees and others from the surrounding area. The other half of your ministry days will be spent with local Cru campus ministry staff members and students as they help build spiritual movements on university campuses in this amazing country of friendly people in an incredibly hospitable culture. Join us as we reveal the hope of Jesus on this trip that combines refugee relief and campus ministry. In addition, time is built in to enjoy some of the nearby historical sights.

No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass testing and fitting at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: Feb 23 – Mar 3, 2019

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$2,000-$2,300 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care, vision clinics

March 2 – 10, 2019

Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

Middle East

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Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

God is moving in amazing ways in the Middle East right now. You can come alongside our international Cru® staff members doing humanitarian work among refugees and others in difficult situations of poverty. Join a short-term GAiN® humanitarian trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to those who need clear vision.

As a student volunteer, you will travel to the nation’s capital, where you will spend half of your ministry days helping run vision clinics for refugees and others from the surrounding area. The other half of your ministry days will be spent with local Cru campus ministry staff members and students as they help build spiritual movements on university campuses in this amazing country of friendly people in an incredibly hospitable culture. Join us as we reveal the hope of Jesus on this trip that combines refugee relief and campus ministry. In addition, time is built in to enjoy some of the nearby historical sights.

No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass testing and fitting at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: March 2 – 10, 2019

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$2,000-$2,300 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care, vision clinics

March 9 – 17, 2019

El Salvador Vision Clinics

San Salvador, El Salvador

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El Salvador Vision Clinics

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® team that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this team, 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 needed glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to reveal 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.

Dates: March 9 – 17, 2019

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:TBD

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

April 2019

Zambia Vision Clinics

Zambia

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Zambia Vision Clinics

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 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. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: April 2019

Location: Zambia

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:TBD

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics

May 29 – June 13, 2019

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: May 29 – June 13, 2019

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: John

Cost:TBD

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic


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Sept 14 – 25, 2018

Zimbabwe Community Agriculture Project

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Community Agriculture Project

Last year drought plagued Zimbabwe, making it extremely difficult for many people living in rural villages to grow crops and provide for their families. This year the opposite is true — too much rain created problems with crops. Together with GAiN® field partners, you can work alongside villagers to help them improve their garden yield.

GAiN works with local partners to help them serve their communities. By joining this team, you will work in one of these communities to install a bucket drip-irrigation system and create a community garden. This drip-irrigation system will help families grow food and feed their families during drought or other poor conditions. They can sell surplus produce and use the profits to pay school fees, buy clothes, and purchase other necessities. This irrigation project can serve as a model for other gardens in the community.

Join our team as we work to help increase the ability of our local partners to build relationships and share the hope of Jesus with those around them.

No previous agricultural or technical experience is necessary, but you must be willing to get your hands dirty as, together, we create the drip-irrigation system and community garden.

Dates: Sept 14 – 25, 2018

Location: Zimbabwe

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,450 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): drip irrigation





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November 7 – 18, 2018

Rwanda Vision Clinics

Rwanda

Rwanda Vision Clinics

The people of Rwanda display incredible hospitality and show gratitude for the help we offer. They learned to move forward from their broken past, but many continue to lack necessary resources. GAiN® partners in Rwanda who work with several medical clinics in villages around the country have asked us to help at these clinics. You can help relieve the suffering of many people in this country by providing assistance with vision correction.

As a team member, you will travel to a rural village to host an eyeglass clinic. You will meet with people one-to-one to assess their vision and provide glasses for them. While 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. Training for eyeglass fittings will be provided at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: November 7 – 18, 2018

Location: Rwanda

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$1,425 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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Nov 24 – Dec 4, 2018

Tanzania Vision Clinics

Tanzania

Tanzania 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: Nov 24 – Dec 4, 2018

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:$1,695 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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January 4 – 19, 2019

Holy Land Mobility and Vision Clinic

The Holy Land

Holy Land Mobility and Vision Clinic

In the Holy Land 1.4 million people live with some sort of physical disability, and more than 320,000 people suffer from impaired vision. To assist people with these disabilities, GAiN® and our field partners conduct wheelchair and eyeglass clinics in the Holy Land. By joining this team, you can offer help and hope to each person you meet.

During this trip you will work with people challenged by mobility needs as well as those needing clearer vision. At each clinic you will meet and assess individuals and provide the wheelchair or glasses that meet their requirements.

As we address the huge physical demands, we also can show kindness to each individual and family. As part of this team, you help open doors for our partners to share the hope of Jesus.

We seek optometrists or ophthalmologists to oversee eyeglass clinics and occupational or physical therapists to fit wheelchairs. We also have volunteer opportunities for wheelchair mechanics, upholstery and sewing specialists, photographers, prayer warriors, and people with great interpersonal skills.

Dates: January 4 – 19, 2019

Location: The Holy Land

Team Leader: Phil

Cost:$2,300 +airfare

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic, wheelchair clinic





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January 16 – 29, 2019

Central Africa Vision Clinics

Central Africa

Central Africa Vision Clinics

This French-speaking African country sits between the Sahara and the savanna. The hot, dry climate makes resources scarce, resulting in widespread poverty. Local GAiN® partners work in remote areas to provide people with resources such as water wells, irrigation kits, and food. You can help with an additional need by supplying eyeglasses to many who are unable to obtain or afford them on their own.

As a team member, you will travel to a rural village to host an eyeglass 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. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: January 16 – 29, 2019

Location: Central Africa

Team Leader: John

Cost:$2,250 + airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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Feb 23 – Mar 10, 2019

Refugee Vision Clinics

Middle East

Refugee Vision Clinics

Millions of refugees in the Middle East left behind families, friends, and homes to seek peace and safety. Many lack basic necessities and care; all have faced some sort of trauma and loss. GAiN® partners in the Middle East serve local residents and thousands of refugees by supplying items such as clothing, food, and school supplies. You can help relieve refugees of some of their suffering by providing eyeglasses.

As a member of this team, you will travel to the heart of the Middle East to conduct eyeglass clinics where you will meet with residents and refugees one-to-one to assess vision and provide glasses. Through this project, you help our field partners build relationships with families and show them the love and hope of Jesus.

No medical experience is required. Training for eyeglass fittings will be provided at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: Feb 23 – Mar 10, 2019

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$1,700 + airfare

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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Feb 23 – Mar 3, 2019

Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

Middle East

Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

God is moving in amazing ways in the Middle East right now. You can come alongside our international Cru® staff members doing humanitarian work among refugees and others in difficult situations of poverty. Join a short-term GAiN® humanitarian trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to those who need clear vision.

As a student volunteer, you will travel to the nation’s capital, where you will spend half of your ministry days helping run vision clinics for refugees and others from the surrounding area. The other half of your ministry days will be spent with local Cru campus ministry staff members and students as they help build spiritual movements on university campuses in this amazing country of friendly people in an incredibly hospitable culture. Join us as we reveal the hope of Jesus on this trip that combines refugee relief and campus ministry. In addition, time is built in to enjoy some of the nearby historical sights.

No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass testing and fitting at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: Feb 23 – Mar 3, 2019

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$2,000-$2,300 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care, vision clinics





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March 2 – 10, 2019

Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

Middle East

Refugee Vision Clinics and Campus Ministry for Students

God is moving in amazing ways in the Middle East right now. You can come alongside our international Cru® staff members doing humanitarian work among refugees and others in difficult situations of poverty. Join a short-term GAiN® humanitarian trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to those who need clear vision.

As a student volunteer, you will travel to the nation’s capital, where you will spend half of your ministry days helping run vision clinics for refugees and others from the surrounding area. The other half of your ministry days will be spent with local Cru campus ministry staff members and students as they help build spiritual movements on university campuses in this amazing country of friendly people in an incredibly hospitable culture. Join us as we reveal the hope of Jesus on this trip that combines refugee relief and campus ministry. In addition, time is built in to enjoy some of the nearby historical sights.

No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass testing and fitting at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: March 2 – 10, 2019

Location: Middle East

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:$2,000-$2,300 (international airfare included)

GAiN Project(s): refugee care, vision clinics





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March 9 – 17, 2019

El Salvador Vision Clinics

San Salvador, El Salvador

El Salvador Vision Clinics

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® team that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this team, 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 needed glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to reveal 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.

Dates: March 9 – 17, 2019

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador

Team Leader: Brittany

Cost:TBD

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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April 2019

Zambia Vision Clinics

Zambia

Zambia Vision Clinics

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 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. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

Dates: April 2019

Location: Zambia

Team Leader: MaryBeth

Cost:TBD

GAiN Project(s): vision clinics





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May 29 – June 13, 2019

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: May 29 – June 13, 2019

Location: Tanzania

Team Leader: John

Cost:TBD

GAiN Project(s): eyeglass clinic




Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in a GAiN humanitarian 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 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 Trips.

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.