Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years of Christmas

Quake Relief Continues In Ecuador

Helping Quito Dump Community Kids Thrive

EduKids20: MCH Boys Get School Support

Dream Centre: Afterschool Program Provides Boost

Short-Term Volunteer Teams Change Lives

Dump Families Receive Compassion, Care

Developing Leaders Multiplies Impact

Teams Share The Joy Of Christmas


Recent Blogs

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    ‘The Earthquake Moved Everything In Our Lives’

    September 22, 2016

    Like a lot of young couples, Antonio and Yvonne left Manta, Ecuador, to move to Spain in search of career opportunities. Spain’s economy was better and they had heard others were finding success there. But two years ago, they felt called to move back to Ecuador. Antonio would get a job in construction. Yvonne would […]

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    Summer Fun Wraps Up; School Prep Begins For Recycling Kids

    August 10, 2016

     By Robyn Wallace Summer for the impoverished children of Quito, Ecuador often signifies empty homes, endless hours unsupervised, or scavenging for money in the streets through recycling, begging, and selling. Not for the children who attend Extreme Response’s after-school program this summer! Robbie Murdoch, our program coordinator, and his team created a safe, fun, and […]

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    Lala and Nannie Thriving In House Of Hope Haiti

    August 10, 2016

    Jenny Reitz-Compere is an ER staff member serving with House of Hope, a children’s home located in northern Haiti. House of Hope serves children who are abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned. Many of the children suffer from severe illnesses. Here, Jenny shares her most recent report. Jenny hails from Canada and is supported through ER […]

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Videos From the Field

Extreme Response Overview - Experience what it's like to be a part of Extreme Response International by watching this video that will take you through Ecuador, South Africa, and the Philippines where Extreme Response volunteers serve.

Christmas Celebrations

Each year, we celebrate Christmas with thousands of the poorest of the poor. These celebrations bring hope to the hopeless, build trust and cultivate relationships that Extreme Response has developed with those who have been forgotten by society.

Christmas Outreach Teams serve with Extreme Response staff members, partners and local volunteers by providing gifts, food, games, crafts, face painting and lots of hugs. A sightseeing opportunity is included on every trip. We accept volunteers who are sponsored by their company, school, or church, as well as those coming as individuals, all of whom form a single team serving under the Extreme Response leadership. Christmas Outreach Teams are made up of people from various countries, cultures, races and religious affiliations. Because of the intense schedule, with the average trip lasting 8-14 days depending on the location, we require team members to be a minimum of 16 years old and in good health.