Global Godparents:

There are more orphans in the world now than at any other historical period due to natural disasters, armed conflicts, HIV-AIDS. and other events. Most of the children will not be adopted. If we are to avoid a situation in which these children grow-up feeling alienated and unloved and, thus become vulnerable to extremist ideologies, they need to know that there is love in the world for them, and that it can come from many people and countries.  

     Global Godparents is intended to provide orphans with the sense of love and connection that they might otherwise not have. In many orphanages, the administrators are so busy with the details needed to keep the orphanage operating that they do not have time to give each child the attention they need at their developmental stage. Global Godparents would provide this by nurturing the children through the methods appropriate for each age group, whether that means holding newborns, playing with toddlers, reading and playing with those aged five to twelve, or taking walks and listening to the teenagers and encouraging them to pursue their dreams for the future.

        To provide travel and other expenses, volunteers who have the financial means to afford the expenses could include them as tax exemptions. Others might acquire funding through their church or civic group, and those who have no other way to afford serving as a Global Godparents could request assistance from The Lindus Institute. 

       The Lindus Institute only collaborates with orphanages that are operated by members of the National Council of Churches or one of the main denominations of churches whether Protestant or Catholic or which have a proven record of operational integrity. Global Godparents, however, is not intended to fulfill the role of missionaries through any theological doctrine but to express God's love by their actions.All volunteers will be screened. Some of the church denominations that operate orphanages will request to do their own screening. Some require a short training period prior to sending volunteers to an orphanage. All this information would be provided to volunteers who request it. There are orphanages operated by Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity in many of the countries listed for volunteers. 

Global Godparents Volunteer Opportunities

Africa:

Congo:(suspended until Ebola is contained)

  • Jamae Leta Orphanage
  • Kamina Orphan​age
  • Kinda Orphanage
  • Kinshasa Orphanage

Kenya:

  • lmani Agape Chidren’s Home
  • Nyumbani Children’s Home
  • Hurama Children’s Home
  • Assumption Sisters Children’s Home
  • Lynsi Love Centre
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages
  • Fruitful Rescue Centre
  • Dream Children's Home
  • Nakuru Hope Gabriel Orphanage

Malawi:

  • Ministry of Hope
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Mozambique:

  • Dondo Orphanage
  • Carolyn Belscho Orphanage 

Uganda:

  • Orphans of Hope
  • Bwindi Community Orphans
  • Jesus's Wind of Victory Home
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages       

Nigeria: 

  • Jalingo Orphanage
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Sierra Leone

  • Khanyisilee Katlehong
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

South Africa

  • Khanyisilee Katlehong
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Tanzania:

  • Angel House
  • Chilpole Orphanage
  • lmiliwaha Orphanage
  • Peramilo Orphanage
  • Kilimanjaro Centre for Street Children
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Zambia:

  • Front Porch Orphanage
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Zimbabwe:

  • Babyfold
  • We Are Village
  • Home of Hope
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Taiwan:

  • Bendictine Sisters Taiwan
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Thailand:

  • Orphans in Thailand
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Philippines:

  • Palawan Orphanage
  • St. Martin de Porres Orphanage
  • Mary Immaculate Children's Center
  • Bethany Christian Home for Children
  • St. Joseph Orphanage for the
  • Handicapped
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Childrens Home
  • St. Joseph's Children's Home
  • Saint Rita Orphanage
  • St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage

China:

  • Happy Children’s Home

India:

  • Bachchon-Ka-Ghar
  • Sisters of Charity orphanages

Indonesia:

  •  Lestari Sayang Anak
  • Sisters of Charity Orphanages

Central and South America:

  • House of Mercy Orphanages
  • Farm for the Child - Honduras
  • House of Hope - Honduras
  • La Aurora - Peru
  • Sisters of Charity - Peru
  • Sisters of Charity - Costa Rica
  • Sisters of Charity - Panama
  • Sisters of Charity - Mexico
  • Sisters of Charity - Brazil
  • Sisters of Charity - Argentina
  • Sisters of Charity - Chile
  • Sisters of Charity - Ecuador
  • Sisters of Charity - Paraguay
  • Sisters of Charity - El Salvador
  • Sisters of Charity - Columbia
  • Sisters of Charity - Uruguay
  • Sisters of Charity- Nicaragua
  • Sisters of Charity - Bolivia
  • Sisters of Charity - Puerto Rico
  • Sisters of Charity - Jamaica