Project 143 exists solely because of the passion, caring and single-minded devotion of our volunteers. While everyone’s background and experience may be different, all share a single-minded focus on trying to help ONE more orphan child. There are so many ways to help!
If you have a heart for orphan children and a willingness to really roll up your sleeves and do some life changing work, we would love to have you on our team. Please take a moment to review some of our current specific needs below:
HOST A CHAPERONE
Chaperones escort the host children during travel and take weekly calls from the children. Hosting a chaperone is great for those with the gift of hospitality, a desire to learn of another culture and share ours. Chaperones can come to feel like a member of your extended family. Some chaperones speak English, others do not, so translation apps come in handy. There are no fees to host a chaperone. Hosts should provide a chaperone with their own bedroom and include them in family meal times. You can host for as little as one week in summer or winter.
Complete our P143 chaperone host home interest form – HERE
BECOME A BACKUP FAMILY
Each host season, P143 needs backup families for host children nationwide. Reasons for this can be a family emergency or behavioral, at which point an experienced family, trained in trauma would be ideal. Backup families do not pay host fees. Depending on your state, there may be additional requirements (such as a home safety visit and background checks) and there could be some travel (driving) involved for host child transfer depending on your proximity to the hosted child. If a need arises for a backup family, P143 will give you a call and see if the situation is right for your family.
Complete our P143 backup family interest form – HERE
SOCIAL WORKERS NEEDED
P143 is looking to expand our social worker list, the one we make available to prospective host families nationwide. Our host program does not require a full homestudy to participate in hosting. However, we do require a home safety report (one page template provided) which requires an in-person visit to the prospective host family home. If you are a LSW, LCSW or MSW willing to provide a home safety visit for a prospective host family in your area, complete our P143 social worker interest form – HERE
JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM
The Project 143 Orphan Hope Program now regularly exceeds 175 children per host season. There’s always a need and always room for another person ready to roll up his or her sleeves and do some life changing work. Complete our P143 volunteer interest form – HERE