HOPE Youth Corps Port Moresby
The group served in underprivileged communities in Port Moresby, (the capital) and the surrounding region. The participants served at the nine mile clinic, doing maintenance work, being involved in community outreach, visiting an agriculture program in a village outside of the capital and teaching literacy to children. The community outreach included joining a successful HIV prevention program for at risk groups. Participants worked alongside volunteers from the Port Moresby Church of Christ and experienced how people in Papua New Guinea live day to day. A challenging environment, pushing you out of your comfort zone!
HOPE Volunteer Corps Highlands
The group spent the first three days in Port Moresby and and thankfully a pilots strike lifted so the group were able to take a plane ride into the central highlands. They served at a remote clinic in Gumine and Moroma, doing maintenance work, being involved in community outreach, literacy and working with a water project. There was a one-day each way hike to go and visit a remote village (Kalvary) to support a church group and surrounding community. The trip included delivering books to the primary school and setting up a solar system on the church roof. The trip was an adventure- an experience of a lifetime!
HOPE Youth CORPS and Volunteer Corps in 2016 were in July in two locations: Port Moresby and the Central Highlands. Look out for more service opportunities in 2018-19!
Join us for the first ever HOPE Youth Corps to the beautiful country of Fiji. Amidst the natural beauty is a largely rural population where many live in poverty with limited access to health care, education and social services. The two week program begins with a weekend orientation in Nadi and then a road trip across the main island to the capital city, Suva.
In Suva we will be working on a variety of activities based around an orphanage which will include: conducting classroom teaching with the children, painting various parts of the school, setting up a new library as well as spending play time with the children. In the evenings we will be with the church in Suva, encouraging the different ministries. On the second week we will move to a village outside Suva for a community service program. This will include different projects working with the locals: the construction of a play area, painting, light building work, playing and reading with the children plus immersing ourselves in the culture by living in the village. We hope you can join us and be a part of a once in a lifetime experience in Fiji!
What is HOPE Youth Corps?
The HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) program was established in 1994 by HOPE worldwide and aims to encourage service for high school and university students. It has been extended to include all ages so families and seniors can also participate. The HYC programs take place internationally, with several programs in the United States, and many in developing countries.
Participants of HYC programs will experience and learn many different spiritual lessons as they serve on their respective HYC. They will be able encompass the ministry of Jesus by preaching the word (Matthew 4:23), helping the sick and needy (Matthew 4:23), caring for children (Matthew 19:14), showing compassion and love (Matthew 9:35-36) and meeting needs as Jesus did.
On top of that, HOPE Youth Corps are international; so you will be able to meet many of your fellow brothers and sisters from around the world and develop relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Fees and payments
As with anything, costs and sacrifice are involved and it goes without saying for these HYC programs. Costs will include a registration fee per person (which will be differ for each program) and payment for plane tickets. I would encourage everyone who is interested to attend a program to start saving money or even put on fundraisers now! It is worth it.
The cost of the 2015 HOPE Youth Corps Fiji is A$1650 plus airfares to Nadi, Fiji. Airfares typically cost between A$600 to A$900 from the east coast of Australia. Please book return flights to Nadi as soon as you are registered as flight costs go up quickly. Plan to arrive on Friday December 4th or early on Saturday December 5th as we have an orientation day on that day! For those coming from the USA, you will need to leave no later by the evening of December 3rd due to time zone (day change).
You Want to Know More?
Please get in touch with us. If you have any questions contact are either Jared Vassallo or Aaron Arcilla who are serving as HOPE Youth Corps Interns and you can email them on: firstname.lastname@example.org or Aaron on: email@example.com
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25:40