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ARMS OF LOVE INTERNATIONAL

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Christianity, Human Services, Religion, Religion-Related, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: Arms of Love provides full-time, long-term residential care for children who have been permanently separated from their parents due to a combination of death, abandonment or abuse. Children must be homeless, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, to qualify for our program. Arms of Love Children's Homes are based on a family model where houseparents care for a group of 8-12 children with the assistance of professional and non-professional staff.

Target demographics: Abused, abandoned and needy children otherwise vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation

Direct beneficiaries per year: We care for over 70 abandoned children and distribute over 75,000 meals

Geographic areas served: Nicaragua and The Philippines

Programs: In our residential program we provide long-term, comprehensive care in a family environment for abandoned children, meeting all their needs including medical, psychological, and even tuition for school. We also provide food and supplemental educational lessons to additional needy kids in our neighborhoods through our community care programs.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Annalynnracho

Donor

Rating: 5

Having been a sponsor for many years.. I’ve lost count hehe.. and visited both Brazos de Amor, Nicaragua and Arms of Love, Philippines.. this organization has brought so much joy in my heart and has always been an inspiration in my life. I love love love! kids and maybe I’ll adopt 500 kids someday. But for a start, I stumbled upon this organization awhile back (yes, Google and maybe work of God’s hands too.. hehe..)
As an organization they rescued these kids who needed a loving home. They have these amazing house parents that I get to meet and had gotten to know in both countries that gave them unconditional love and warmth and so much joy and belongingness and guidance as a family unit. This truly made me fall in love with Arms of Love even more. Family. God. Faith. We can be an instrument of God’s love in many many ways.. grand or small.. this can be one of them.. :) you can be a volunteer or a sponsor. And I would highly recommend Arms of Love and will even give you a phone call if you have any questions and if you ever plan to be a sponsor. :) Making a difference in a child’s life.. giving the child back the self worth that was once taken away from them and giving them the capacity to dream big.. surely makes my heart happy. I hope it can do wonders for your heart too.
And the many kids who’s hearts are waiting to be loved like God’s unconditional love for us. We can be life givers and change the world, one child at a time. ❤️

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Donor

Rating: 5

08/02/2017 My story started when I moved to the United States from Bohol and I started my first job. At first with all these money earned and I have nobody to support nor have student loans to pay, I spent it on traveling, shopping, concerts, parties and bazillion shoes. ( I blame New York City jk) But then I felt the emptiness. I wasn't genuinely happy. I wanted to have meaning in life so I make it a promise to myself to give back a little of my hard earnings back home. I wanted to make a difference in this world. I was looking for an organization that strictly doesn't involve Philippine politics. And also doesn't involve family relatives back home. It's different when you give anonymously and sincerely. I know a little bit of Philippine politics since I grew up there and some of my relatives are politicians. Money sent from overseas doesn't really go directly to those who needs it. Let's just say they keep it for themselves or attached their names when they do have outreach missions. I found Arms of Love, Bohol. (via Google) I Thank God for Google. hehe. They have an orphanage back in my hometown of Bohol where I grew up and it is based in Colorado. They shelter orphans who were abused and mistreated and who doesn't have a loving home. They put them through good schools in my province. Not just public schools but pretty good private schools in Bohol. And the Arms of Love kids in school are excelling in both curricular and extracurricular activities. But what I'm very much in love with Arms of Love International is that they have house parents who acts as their mom and dad and as a role model. The boys have house parents. The girls have house parents. These kids are surrounded with so much love and support by these house parents. Also, I super love the fact that they have Bible studies. The Arms of Love family teach them about God. That.. made me even more in love with the community. I was drawn immediately to the inspiring idea so signed up to be a sponsor. I've known Gele through them. The girl I sponsored. I think I was 23 and she was 9. She's like my little sister. Throughout the years of writing letters our friendship grew. She's in college now. Full of light and love. I love receiving her letters about her school adventures from grade school to high school and her daily life growing up at Arms of Love and her relationship with God and I love the fact that Arms of Love is centered around Christ. These kids have Jesus in their hearts. No matter what life throws at you, I truly believe if you have God at the center of it all, you can face every struggles and challenges with a smile and even a giggle.
I lived in the US for 11 years now.. turning 12. I've only visited Arms of Love Bohol once because every time I go there I make time for my relatives and friends in Tagbilaran City, Cebu and Manila and in the neighboring countries. Next time I'll give a week or two to stay home in my hometown of Bohol and hang out with the kids since my mom and dad are moving back. I love the fact that I can speak visayan to the kids. And they'll laugh because I speak very much Bol-anon visayan. It feels home to them one of their sponsors is "taga-Bohol" (from Bohol).
I also went to Arms of Love, Nicaragua. I was friends with Geoff on Facebook and for some reason my card gets expired or declined so he always get in touch. hehe. So when he posted that he's going to Nicaragua. I signed up for it without hesitation and without knowing anybody. I also have struggles in my own life that I needed this exotic-I-dare-you-to-go-Anna-Lynn getaway. I don't belong to a church family here in New Jersey (maybe I should do that). But I do go to mass every Sunday. And I do think God always has my back that He brought me to Nicaragua. I fell in love with Arms of Love, Nicaragua. The kids' warm hugs and laughter and playfulness cured my sad soul. I love that we had Bible sharing everyday with the girls and they incorporate it with their daily experiences. It was so much fun going there. Arms of Love International brought my faith back. As much as we teach them about God and Faith ( Vineyard Church of the Rockies is amazing), they return taught me about genuine love and selflessness. So being a sponsor at Arms of Love is a blessing. It gave my life meaning. And I hope in my own little way, I can be a light and of service to the Arms of Love International both in Bohol and Nicaragua. Also an inspiration to those who would love to sponsor these amazing kids. :)
xoxo
Anna Lynn Racho

Juan M.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Arms Of Love International USA.
Brazos De Amor in Nicaragua.

I'm one of the very first kids that had the honor to be part of the program. I can't explain with words how my life has changed, coming from the street, without education, family and a future to face with many other challenges.

Arms of love, is the family dream, home, life and future that millions of kids today on the street are seeking for. It's an unimaginable dream that Arms Of Love turn into a reality oportunitty for any kid that is part of the program.

AOL, provide home, family and future opportunities, but also guide you and train you to be a leader in the society.

I had the great honor to be valued, loved and guided by AOL. My family.

I graduated from one of the best college in Nicaragua, for a short time, I had the opportunity to develop my own business and I had the honor to contributed serving to my own country.

I'm happily married for 3 years today, I moved to Colorado and we have a cute puppy, her name is Reyna (Queen) she is a malamute over 120 pounds.

Today I have the honor to be one of the Board member for Arms Of Love International. I can't describe how bless I feel, it's like if yesterday I was abandoned, surviving on the streets and today I have more family than never before but also as a new member of AOL, I wouldn't never believe it if somebody would it say it to me 10 or 15 years ago.

As well, one of the Board member for Love Forward. https://www.loveforward.org/ scholarship program, in Nicaragua, India and the Philippines.

Please, let me introduce you our book Love Forward, also leaded by Robert Benson, the creater of Arms of Love Intarnational, please follow up our book, to read some of the most incredible story, any of these wouldn't never be possible without Arms Of Love International.

I invite you to join this amazing organization changing people's life, provideing hope, family and future to hundred of kids needing it today.

I can't describe how thankful and willing to give my best back serving and loving these in needs.

We need you to empower and secure more kids opportunities under Arms Of Love international.

More thank thankful for the wonderful people that serves AOL and its day by day loving and caring for our kids in the Philippines and Nicaragua.

Blessings




Donor

Rating: 5

Having been a volunteer and donor over the last 10 years I have seen the positive impact that Arms of Love has had on the lives of the children they serve. They continually walk through all seasons of life with their children and community members. They show compassion by meeting physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Being a volunteer changed the course of my life. Now being a donor I get to participate in them forever changing the foundation of their kids futures. Changing the future of Nicaragua one student at a time. Arms of Love is a top notch organization in my book and I will continue to volunteer and donate as long as I am able.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love (AOL) International moves beyond the traditional sense of the term non-profit, operating more like a family unit to support each child they serve in learning healthy coping skills to live their best life possible. Having volunteered for AOL since 2013, I have witnessed first hand how they are coming alongside communities in both Nicaragua and the Philippines to implement forward thinking intervention approaches and working to end cycles of trauma and poverty. With relationship building at the core of AOL’s identity they are not only positively impacting the lives of those they serve but also actively changing the lives of those who serve with them, by breaking down cross-national barriers and emphasizing our inherent need for human connection and community in order to solve the world’s ever evolving challenges. It is due to the organization’s human centered approach that inspired me to pursue a career in grass-roots level work that celebrates cultural diversity and global collaboration, recognizes people by their strengths, and provides opportunities for folks to build both their personal and professional capacities. My time as a volunteer has been invaluable and ultimately prepared me for acceptance into one of the US’s top ranked social work graduate programs, at the University of Chicago. Their work is transformative, and most importantly inspiring as they put the needs and values of their youth first and work to foster a new generation of the world’s leaders. If you are looking to get involved and better your life while positively impacting the lives of others I would recommend you get connected with this truly amazing organization.

1 Genina Batoon R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello everyone, I am one of the Arms of Love sponsored child way back 2005 until 2018. Thanking this Nonprofit organization is not enough, thus they rest assured that rendered services were given towards their client constituents wholistically. I will always be also thankful to all social workers who was once employed in this institution and happend to manage my case, thank you so much for your intervention plans, your work was not that easy compared to other professions. And now my dream came true because you were once became my inspiration, now I can fully understand what is a Social Worker and how hard to be a social worker. Number one lesson that I have learned is that, acceptance of your client no matter what it takes no more competing, because this is one of the Core Values of Social Work though.

#Genina M. Batoon, RSW proud from one of Arms of Love family❤

1 Gele Marie E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Gele Marie Ediong, 23 years old. I've been in Arms of Love Philippines since I was.
Arms of Love truly lives its own name - Loving Arms. They have sheltered me, love me, nurture me, and support me with what I needs&wants. I have finished my college because they are present, available and reliable every time I need them.
They provided everything that I need when I was in college. They encouraged me to excel and do my best during my years with them.
Arms of Love have a big part of my life than any person I've met. I couldn't help but be thankful and grateful for the sponsors, partners and donors that made it possible for me [and us] to hope for bigger dreams & slowly step into it.
Right now, I volunteered staying in the Arms of Love as an intern to help with holding activities, experience work ethics, inspire and talk with the children & staff currently in the Arms of Love and many things I can help. I decided to stay for few months in Arms of Love before looking for a job after my graduation because I know that there are things that the admins, staff & parents cannot relate. I want them to know what's really inside the circle as children. I knew some of our weaknesses, strengths, the things we lacked attention and focus. They were glad about it and I was happy to be able to speak in behalf of the children.

I would always be glad to come back to Arms of Love to help inspire the many kinds of children [present & incoming]. I love them so I pray for them everytime, everyday. I hope they would also appreciate Arms of Love's vision, mission and goals for them. Some of us might not be able to see the good things Arms of Love did for us, but I knew they'll appreciate it in a fewer years passed.

Thank you, Arms of Love❤
May God Bless Arms of Love and the Family.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Who knew a college spring break trip 20 years ago would still bring goodness today?

I spent a week at the orphanage of Arms of Love Nicaragua in 2001 as a college senior. I saw children's lives transformed, as they came off the streets and were given a home and a family.

When I sought meaningful adventure for my husband and four children a decade and a half later, I returned and was awed by the continuity of this home and family. Though the staff has grown, the psychologist remains the same. One of the children I'd played with in the orphanage serve at Arms of Love served as our able and skilled translator and guide during our month there.

The mission of Arms of Love expands beyond the children who live there. They also tutor and equip the most-at-risk children in their community.

I now serve on the board alongside Juan, another child I met during that spring break trip years ago. Now married, he lives in Colorado and shines as an example of the importance of this place.

Just as the love of a family lasts after childhood, Arms of Love commits to caring its charges beyond their years at the home. This isn't an institution; it's where Jesus' love intersects a great need.

1 Julia Croxton A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful, God-centered led organization. We have been to Brazos de Amor twice and Arms of Love, Philippines five times.

Our first experience was with Brazos in 2014. We went with our church via OrphanNetwork. It was a wonderful experience. In fact, such a good experience we signed up to go to Arms of Love, Philippines the following year. And have returned every year to Arms of Love, Philippines with an extra trip to Brazos one year!

Living quarters are not up to the 5 star hotels in the U.S. but friendliness and outstanding, bend over backwards care for us was unbelievable. For example, I have difficulty with motion sickness and Arms of Love, Philippines were able to pick up on this and help me overcome this with natural remedies!

The children are amazing! They are given the opportunity to be children: they love to play games and simply be with adults. They love to show their love of God by singing songs and doing skits. It is so fun to see the love they have and the love the staff has for them.

The staff are also amazing! At the Arms of Love, Philippines, one of my favorite activities is eating dinner at one of the 4 homes (2 girls homes and 2 boys homes). The staff, with the help of the older children, prepare the meal. It is fun to eat with them and then sit around afterwards and talk. The children love to share and to ask questions.

Every year I am amazed at how much I receive! There is an over abundance of love that is poured out on us when visiting the Arms of Love and Bravos de Amor. We visit the orphanages to serve but I always come home feeling served.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are thankful for such a great organization! Several years ago our oldest son, now 20, chose to sponsor a young boy in Nicaragua who was similar in age to him. It was a blessing to watch the boys connect through letters and encourage each other as they grew up. Years later, our youngest is now sponsoring a kiddo in the Philippines who is also the same age as him. The people who are leading this organization truly care for the kids. Thanks for all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi I'm one of the Arms of Love Philippines kids who already finished my going to college.

Arm of love helps me a lot.
I was once a victim of rape abused by my step dad, because of that I put hatered to my stepdad, I felt that I don't have a good future anymore, and I felt no one loves me, but because of Arms of love they gave me a good future, they transform my life.
That's why Arms of Love Philippines is my home and family.

Today I'm a License teacher and one of the member of the board trustees of Arms of Love Philippines.

I'm also tutoring the kids of Arms of Love Philippines...

I'm so thankful the people behind the Arms of love International and Arms of love .

-Anzelie-

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love has been a part of my life for almost 3 years and it continues to evolve. This year, I had the privilege of traveling to both the Philippines and Nicaragua locations. I was able to combine my new found profession of videography with my passion for service during each trip. While in-country, I was able to document the fabulous work that is being done at each program with photographs and videos. Additionally, I was able to create a promotional video that will be used for Arms of Love International's marketing/outreach efforts.

This past spring, I also made a personal commitment to sponsor a child. Arms of Love has done so much for me by way of feeding my soul and fulfilling my desire to serve. I am excited to see where this partnership will be in the next 3 years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love International is an organization I truly admire. I visited the Philippines location in January 2017 and still communicate with most of the children I met there. I hope to return within the next few months and bring a team with me to experience the great work that Arms of Love continues to do for our children.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hey guys, my name is Cairo and this time I want to share how grateful and blessed I am to be part of this awesome organization;

Everything started about eight years ago when I met these beautiful children and loving staff from Arms of Love, I just fall in love for what I saw and the way they were taking care of the children, my first role was as an interpreter, which was fantastic because it allowed me to know deeper their heart and hope and realize a different point of view of our lives on earth, know their needs, fears, happiness, almost everything about them.

Over time I have seen so many successes with our kids and teens, being good students in school and college, hard worker, so in this Home, as I love to call, Arms of Love, learned by one of the kids who used live there when he gave his testimony, he said "Before I came here I didn't have a house but now I have a home" that impacted my life, do you understand? he was about 6 years old and knew the difference between a house and home.

Now I am part of the Board Member cause I want to see more happy faces, just like Sarita (See my picture), great citizens, healthy families and of course, help them overcome their issues and guess what?.... You can be part of this marvelous journey giving your love and compassion for them.

Thank you so much and see you in our Home, enjoying and loving our children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I continue to be amazed by the work Arms of Love does. They love all of the children, even the most challenging, as their own. Kids who have lived their entire lives feeling unloved meet Jesus and a loving family here. I also enjoyed seeing the community program while in Nicaragua. Kids come to eat, learn, and play. I liked that they also invite community parents to be part of everything. Great organization and I am excited to visit again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have traveled to Arms of Love, Nicaragua three times and can confidently say that I will be back without a doubt. Arms of Love and the staff are simply incredible; truly people who live every day dependent on God and where He is leading them. I have seen how Arms of Love has changed lives and continues to do so every day. Every child deserves to be loved and cared for, to know that love and hope exist, and to experience the change that the children at Arms of Love are fortunate to know.

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned about Arms of Love International through the Director of the non profit. I learned that the organization works in both Nicaragua and the Philippines. Having heard that Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere ,I decided to visit the work of AOL there. Through the civil un rests and extreme poverty, many children end up living on the streets and becoming victims of predators. There is hunger and sickness because of the living conditions. Arms of Love provides a safe place for those orphaned and those abandoned. I decided to partner with the organization about 8 years ago. I believe in the work they are doing! They feed, clothe, educate and love the children in their homes. They become family and take them from a young age and launch them into adult hood after finishing college or a trade school. We have so much , contributing to Arms of Love is a great opportunity to give to those that have so little.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporting Arms Of Love for several years. My wife and I started supporting after we saw someone we knew that gave up any time off or non designated income to travel to Nicaragua to work with the children. My wife had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to find out what the mission was about. She came home having her heart stolen by two of the older boys . We became sponsors to them with the desire to give them an opportunity to not just go through primary school but through higher education . We hope that they can rise above the poverty level that is most prevalent in Nicaragua. They have communicated with us over the years through letters and pictures . They are more than someone we send money to support, rather someone that we love and pray for. They are doing well and growing into their futures.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first interaction with Arms of Love was at the AOL Philippine’s campus for approximately 2 hours. In those two hours I fell in love with the work and mission of the organization. The kids were so fun loving and accepting of me when I visited. I had to go back and did a few months later and spent an entire week with the kids which still was not enough time. After I returned I held onto all my ties with AOL. I hope that in my future I can continue to serve and help the organization and kids in anyway I can. This organization is changing the lives of the kids and those that experience the work of the organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first got involved with Arms of Love as a volunteer. I liked to serve abroad and learned about a church-led trip. Once I visited Arms of Love in Nicaragua, I became a monthly sponsor of two boys. The work that the staff does is humbling. They love the children as their own, and all of the kids are well-cared for. Arms of Love is like a family, and the kids receive good education, counseling, and incredible opportunities for their future. I have been a sponsor for 10 years, and will continue to dedicate funds to this organization.

1 Jenn G.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Arms of Love for 15 years and often been encouraged by the amazing turnaround in the lives of the children gathered by these orphanages. But when I became involved with the Executive Team of the Board and began to make site visits, I was overwhelmed with the incredibly impressive level of care the staff offers to the kids. I left each location with a renewed commitment to Arms of Love and a tremendous respect for the dedicated workers. Arms of Love truly transforms children's lives!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been serving with Arms of Love for the past 6 years. When we signed up for our first trip we did not know the impact this organization would have on our lives! We have since gone every summer to serve and work to find creative ways to fundraise for this organization throughout the year. We believe in this organization whole-heartedly as they work to provide a family-oriented and God-centered home for the kids they serve, both those who live on campus and in the surrounding community. The staff have demonstrated to us what it truly means to serve others and have inspired us in many ways to bring that type of servant-heart back to the U.S. and implement in our daily lives. We have been able to use our stories from serving and learning from the Nicaraguans to inspire our employers to invest in this organization as well! I never would have thought that we would be using a Hedge Fund and Pharmacy as a platform for this organization, but God has worked wonders in us and through as and we are excited to continue this relationship!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love provides a loving home for kiddos that need it the most. As a volunteer, I was able to learn not only about the work the organization does, but it allowed me to meet the kids, learn about their stories and their culture. It was a heartwarming experience and one that I will hold close to my heart forever. I appreciate the love they give the kids and the support they provide through the hard work and services the staff provide. It is unfortunate that these services are necessary but the world is lucky to have such hardworking, passionate and selfless staff members to keep the program going. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I begin with Arms of Love International!? To say that this organization is a trailblazer in the world of non-profits would be an understatement. Not only have a raised money on their behalf and donated. But I have been to both sites (Bohol, Philippines and Jinotepe, Nicaragua. The way they treat the children and their fellow employees absolutely blew me away. The bonds that get formed within all participants are simply beautiful to witness. Not only did I feel safe, cared for, and prepared. But after a while it did not even feel like volunteer work anymore. It felt like I was apart of the family. I am a proud Arms of Love supporter and would recommend them to anyone looking for a TRUE service experience mixed with cultural education. I could go on for days about how much of an honor it is to say I associate with them. The things I've learned over the years, the memories I've created, the life changing epiphany's. I owe so many of them to Arms of Love International. And for that, I am forever grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered on several occasions for Arms of Love in Nicaragua. This is an incredible non-profit that in making important strides in individual treatment for children living in the homes in Nicaragua and for children and families in the community development program. Arms of Love helps volunteers to develop a love for the history and culture of Nicaragua and for the stories of the children and families in their programs. This is a reputable and respectful organization that does important work internationally.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love International (AOL) is more than a non-profit organization. It truly is a community of individuals who care about the well-being of our next generation of leaders. I have been connected with the organization going on 6 years now, and I continue to be amazed by the great work the AOL staff is doing. They are extremely intentional in their efforts to cater to youth in need and there is a heartfelt aspect in all that they do. I have volunteered for the organization in both Nicaragua and the Philippines and have always been welcomed with the upmost hospitality and care. AOL provides folks from around the world the opportunity to connect across cultural differences and similarities to establish relationships that allow people to learn and grow alongside each other. This is the beauty of AOL, because the work they are doing is effecting change and catering to the root causes of poverty and trauma rather than providing band aid solutions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was with Arms of Love International Nicaragua for the first time in the summer of 2017. It was an amazing place that gives their staff and youth the best opportunities. They do this by creating resources to work and engage with the youth members and assist them with their growth as an individual. Everyone works hard to give the youth a strong foothold for their future and create a place where they can call home. The staff was very welcoming to volunteers and works well to help volunteers create constructive projects and leave with good standing. Their facilities are good for in country staff, Volunteers, and youth members. It is a fulfilling place that creates a felling of true change for the individuals that they serve. I hope to return as a volunteer with this organization and would highly recommend it to others looking for a satisfying and rewarding experience.

Donor

Rating: 5

Arms of Love is a wonderful mission-driven organization that truly changes lives for so many wonderful children around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you are thinking about volunteering abroad, this is absolutely the best organization to partner with! You will feel so comfortable at Arms of Love that you will never want to leave. This authentic and trustworthy organization deeply values each volunteer. They have extensive experience with volunteer teams of all shapes and sizes. They specialize in using the talents you have to address the many needs of their organization. Some examples of service projects have included construction projects, gardening, assisting in the classrooms, taking inventory on donations, and leading devotionals. There is also time spent planning and leading daily activities for the kids. You can also couple your visit with other outreach projects and team travel days to see and learn more about the country.

My fist volunteer experience in Nicaragua was so profoundly impactful that I now volunteer at Arms of Love every year, both state side and in country. I also hope to soon visit their sister location in the Philippines. The staff, children, and community and incredibly welcoming. The country is beautiful. The experience is revitalizing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love is a nonprofit like no other.

Arms of Love does an incredible job of immersing themselves in the culture of Nicaragua to partner alongside culture and community to instill hope and build future. I was moved by the relationships built between staff, volunteers, children and community that I returned to Nicaragua twice. I have seen the pure dedication that the staff both stateside and internationally have to creating a warm loving family for the children in residential programs and a welcoming, supportive community for the children in the community program.

The staff and volunteers of Arms of Love go above and beyond their job duties to advocate and care for the children at Arms of Love. This is a nonprofit worth your time and attention.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Arms of Love is an amazing organization. It's fill with loving, compassionate, and selfless people. I have had the priviledge of working very closely with the staff, and I have me some of the children they work with in Nicaragua. It is truly heart warming to see how much love the kids get from the staff. It feels like a big extended family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've spent time at the Arms of Love property in Jinotepe, Nicaragua. The organization really has a heart for kids and provides them a safe place to be just that, kids! The educational support, homelike environment, and opportunities to grow in their faith all speak to Arms of Love wanting the best for the kids.
The facilities are well run and the volunteer/team space is very accommodating. Come with a lot of energy and a willing heart, and there's no end to projects and people with whom to engage.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arms of Love is an amazing organization. They make a huge impact on children, families, and communities in both Nicaragua and the Philippines. I have been a volunteer with Arms of Love for 3 years, working both state side and internationally. I love this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization whose mission is nothing short of demonstrating compassionate and unconditional love to the children who enter their homes.

2 Carly K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I started sponsoring two kids at Arms of Love about 2 years ago. Recently, we spent two weeks at Arms of Love in the Philippines, so we were able to see all of their work firsthand AND meet our sponsor kids. Awesome, in a word! The kids are being raised in a family environment, provided with an education, and otherwise cared for with excellence. We love the relationships we are able to have with our sponsor kids and all the kids at AOL. The work they're doing is so needed and so amazing. I love the personal contact we have with AOL being that they're a smaller organization.