Christmas Celebrations

Location: South Africa, Ecuador & Philippines

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. Read about the impact of our Christmas teams here.

We are planning three Christmas Outreach team opportunities for 2017.

South Africa:

Dates:  November 12-22, 2017 (plus travel days)

Cost:  $2,085 (plus airfare)

This team is nearly full. To check on availability or to obtain more information, please contact us at

Quito, Ecuador:

Dates: November 27-December 5, 2017 (plus travel days)

Cost: $1,490 (plus airfare)

FAQ and application: Quito Christmas Team Information


Dates:  November 26-December 5, 2017 (plus travel days if applicable)

Cost: $1,995 (plus airfare)

FAQ and application: Philippines Christmas Team Information

Extreme-Response-Christmas-Celebrations-1-SantaFor more information or an application, contact us at the link below. A non-refundable deposit of $400 per person is required by Sept. 30, 2017 - along with your application (If you are coming with a team from a church or organization, this may not apply to you - contact your team leader for more info). The ER Christmas Outreach teams have limited space. Your reservation is not confirmed until we receive your application and deposit. We accept volunteers on a first-come first-serve basis.

Volunteer Opportunities: You will be asked to serve in a variety of ways: Preparing gift bags, collecting supplies, preparing and serving food, face painting, crafts, games, crowd control, party admissions and other party-related tasks.

Contact us for more information on our Christmas Celebrations.

Join the Extreme Response Christmas Outreach Team and take the joy of Christmas to those living in extreme situations. Can't go but want to help make Christmas possible for a child? It costs about $20 per child for the food, gifts, crafts, photos and parties. Donate to cover one or more child here.

See video of our 2016 Christmas celebrations here and previous celebrations in Quito, the Philippines and around the world.