May 11, 2024

How to Help Orphans Around the World From Home

As Christians, we are called to care for the vulnerable and marginalized, including orphans. While the task may seem daunting, there are practical ways we can make a significant impact from the comfort of our own homes.

Join us as we explore how to help orphans around the world from home—providing them with the support and love they so desperately need.

Fundraise and Donate

Donations and fundraising are crucial to equip leaders around the globe to care for orphans in their own communities. 

Whether you would like to make a general donation or have a specific project in mind, there are many different options when it comes to fundraising. You could host a garage sale, organize an exciting online auction, sell snacks at an event’s concessions, or even set up a charming lemonade stand and donate all the proceeds. You can also kickstart your very own orphan wish list campaign. These campaigns are a fantastic way to fulfill the wishes and needs of children in our partner homes, whether it’s birthday gifts, Christmas presents, school supplies, or more. These campaigns are perfect for offices, classrooms, and church groups alike, bringing joy and essentials to those who need it most.

Pray

As with any situation, the most powerful thing we can do for these orphans is pray. Consider dedicating time during the day to pray for the millions of abandoned children in need of hope, love, and support.

We invite you to petition our heavenly Father to spark a vibrant movement within His global family, infusing each member with love and hope for these vulnerable souls. Send up prayers for the protection and growth of these children and this organization so that we may be able to provide for them and remind them that they are His beloved children.

Amidst the challenges of distance and resources, prayer emerges as a simple yet impactful way to contribute positively to the lives of orphans around the world.

Spread the Word on Social Media

Social media has become a useful tool in advocating for the welfare of orphans worldwide without ever stepping outside our homes.

Crafting engaging posts and interacting with and sharing content from The Boaz Project can truly work wonders for spreading the word about the global orphan crisis, boosting our brand visibility, and promoting crucial events. By simply hitting that ‘share’ button or leaving a thoughtful comment, we’re not just scrolling through feeds—we’re actively making a difference in the lives of those in need. 

Additionally, if you’ve had a positive experience with The Boaz Project, please consider taking a moment to leave us a review on Google and across social media platforms. Your kind words not only validate our efforts but also help establish us as a trusted and reliable organization. 

Together, through our online presence and support, we can create a brighter future for orphaned children worldwide.

Become an Orphan Advocate

If you’ve ever felt compelled to step up and make a difference in the lives of orphaned children worldwide—as James 1:27 nudges us to do—then becoming an orphan advocate through The Boaz Project’s Orphan Advocate Training is a solid move.

This training gives you the tools and knowledge you need to learn how to help orphans around the world from home. The best part? It’s all on your terms. You can start or stop whenever you like, and there’s no need to break the bank or book a flight.

During the training, you’ll dive deep into the orphan crisis, discovering straightforward yet impactful ways to volunteer your time and skills. Whether you’re a social media whiz, a wordsmith, or a hands-on helper, there’s a role for you. Plus, you’ll clock those essential volunteer hours and maybe even earn some certifications along the way.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Orphan Advocate Training is your ticket to making a tangible difference in the lives of orphaned children.

As followers of Christ, we are called to extend love, compassion, and support to those who need it most, including orphaned children around the world. Through our guidance and resources at The Boaz Project, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact from wherever you are. 

Whether through prayer, financial support, or advocacy, each of us can play a vital role in changing the lives of orphaned children and offering them hope for a brighter future.

Find your role in orphan care to save abandoned children around the globe.

With over 25 years of experience and a network of like-minded people around the globe, The Boaz Project can help you show Christ’s love to scared and abandoned children.
To learn how you can help save orphaned children from life on the streets—connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit our website here.

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Because God knew that abandoned children would need help to survive, He tells us to actively meet the needs of orphans in James 1:27.

If you also feel the weight of this responsibility and the desire to make a real difference, consider partnering with us. Through our innovative in-home care model, specialized caregiver training, and humanitarian aid, you’ll help children not just survive—but truly thrive.

When you choose to partner with The Boaz Project, you'll restore hope, ensure a brighter future through education, and share the love of Jesus with children who desperately need it.

Just imagine the impact you can have—from saving a child from the horrors of the streets to helping them become community leaders, educators, and nurturers of the next generation.

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What does an orphan mission trip include?

  • Hotel accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Application support and fees for your Visa
  • In-country language assistance
  • All meals in-country
  • Ministry curriculum and supplies
  • Cross-cultural training and preparation
  • Trip insurance
  • International medical insurance
  • Fundraising assistance

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Orphan Advocate Training Certification Levels

Level 1

Learn about the mission and vision of The Boaz Project through activities such as watching an Encounter webinar, exploring our website, and following us on social media. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with your Orphan Advocate Training Coach, who will help you as you go through the levels.


Level 2

Gain more insight into the realities of the orphan crisis through reading "The Orphan’s Abba" and visiting The Boaz Project YouTube page. You will also meet The Boaz Project staff.


Level 3

Grow in your understanding of the orphan crisis, meet some houseparents by reading their stories, and create your own "Pick 2" with options like watching a movie and completing a creative project utilizing your unique skill set.


Level 4

Enhance your knowledge of healthy attachments for orphans, watch a webinar about Eastern Europe’s institutional orphanage system, and visit the Boaz office virtually or in person.


Level 5

Utilize all of the knowledge you have gained throughout training to develop methods based on your personal experience to share the mission and vision of The Boaz Project with others. Read a portion of our first level Houseparent Trauma Training and use your unique skills to impact orphans with a special project. Completing Level 5 gives you the option to apply to become an OAT Coach and/or a Regional Coordinator for The Boaz Project.

FAQ

Do I have to live near Greenwood, Indiana to complete the training?

No! This certification is intentionally created to allow opportunities for anyone in any location to fully participate.




How much of a time commitment is it?

This is completely up to you. The entire process is self-directed. There are no deadlines, and you may take as much or as little time as you need to complete each course.




Can I do this training with my spouse? Or a friend?

Yes! Going through the training with a spouse or friend can provide accountability and motivation. As you progress, you may be able to accomplish more together!




How much will it cost?

All Orphan Advocate Training courses are free to join! While you may choose to spend money while completing some projects, there are only minimal costs involved (such as a book or a few supplies) depending on which course you choose to do.




Is there an age requirement to become a Certified Orphan Advocate Trainee?

This would be answered on a case-by-case basis. This would also be open to middle schoolers or high schoolers looking to complete volunteer hours (i.e. National Honor Society) or build college applications. We always encourage young people to be involved if they feel led by God to do so!




What if I don’t have any social media accounts?

We will adjust your requirements to accommodate you and provide different opportunities to engage.




If I complete the five-level Orphan Advocate Training Certification, can I put it on my resume or LinkedIn profile?

Yes! When you complete each level, you will receive a certification that you can use to enhance your professional profile and to show involvement in community service.




Will I be able to get a signed letter to verify my volunteer hours?

We are sorry that we cannot verify volunteer hours that are done outside of the office or an event due to the fact that these hours are not supervised. However, we can write about the quality of work that was done, your commitment level, and the training courses achieved. We can also say that your self-reported, unsupervised hours fit into the typical number of hours that are usual for that course.




How do I get started?

If you think you would like to begin Orphan Advocate Training, please complete the form below, and you’ll be assigned an OAT Coach. Once your coach reviews your information, he/she will send you an email with your next steps!




Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

Please complete the form below or contact OAT@boazproject.org with any questions.

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