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Short-Term Teams

Have you ever looked at people living in extreme hardship and wished you could help them? Together, we can!

As part of a short-term volunteer team, you can make a difference in the life of a child…a parent…a family…or a community. Volunteers of all different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds are essential to our mission of Investing In Human Futures.

Teams often include 8-25 volunteers from the same affiliate and focus on skills training, construction, housing, healthcare, nutrition, children’s clubs and education. As a volunteer, you are encouraged to develop relationships with the people you meet.

With your team’s help, we are able to better serve, teach and care for struggling people. With your help we can change countless lives around the world — and yours may be one of them.

Flexibility

You will work closely with our team coordinators to design a volunteer experience that will meet your goals and advance our humanitarian outreach.

Growth

As part of a short-term team, you and your colleagues can expect to experience personal growth, team unity, friendships and cross-cultural understanding.

Low Stress

Our staff minimize the stress, risk and time demands for your trip. We speak the language, know the culture and manage lodging, meals and transportation.

Authenticity

By working with ER and our national partners, you experience genuine interaction with the local citizens, resulting in an authentic cultural experience.

Track Record

With nearly 20 years as a registered not-for-profit organization, ER has successfully led hundreds of short-term team projects. Here are a few examples of projects your team can support:

Christmas Outreaches: To Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines.

Healthcare: Health screenings, dental work and physical therapy.

Life Skills & Business Training: Nutrition, self-care and business training.

Construction and Maintenance: Building block homes and repairing buildings.

Sports Camps: Operating/sponsoring camps for at-risk children.

Visit our dedicated webpage to create your own Extreme Team adventure >

Don’t Take our Word for It...Here's What Our Volunteers Are Saying

 

Every year about 200 volunteers help ER and our partner organizations by serving throughout the world. Here are a few testimonials from those who have served.

My time as a short-term volunteer in South Africa with Extreme Response was life changing. I was able to be immersed in serving others in a very unique way, build relationships with amazing people and experience tremendous personal growth.
Mary Veltman

Clarksville, Michigan

Serving with Extreme Response was a great experience. Helping the kids at the Dream Centre, I was able to learn so much about the children, the culture and myself. It was awesome to be part of such an important movement!

Charli Carnill

Rochester, Michigan

Volunteering with Extreme Response filled a hole in my heart that I didn't know was there.
Donnalee Miller

Shamong, New Jersey

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