The heartbeat of every volunteer interaction, activity, or project is the mentality of “relationships first”. We believe God will use relationships and experiences during 1 week in Haiti to impact your life in big ways. When volunteers step onto our campus in Haiti, we welcome them as family and as an extension of our ministry!
Volunteers add value to the mission of COTP by walking side-by-side with those doing the hands on ministry and using their God given talents to partner with us. As a COTP volunteer, you will have the opportunity to observe the programs in action, experience Haitian culture, use your skills and talents to bless the ministry, build relationships and support projects.
COTP primarily serves volunteer groups, hosting up to one team a month with the exception of the busy season (March-April) where we will often host multiple groups in a month. Preferred team size is 8-12. COTP connects smaller (less than 5) groups, families and individuals through ”Serve Trips”. Serve Trips are for individuals whose professional or occupational skills line up with current COTP needs. Check out below what skills you might have that can add value to the mission in Haiti.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully
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What makes a great COTP volunteer?
- Pastoral & Spiritual Encouragement
- Education: Early Ed, ESL, Special Ed
- IT/computer systems
- Construction: welding, painting, plumbing, electrical, handyman, etc.
- Videographer and/or Photographer
- Good with kids: playing games, leading songs, VBS, arts and crafts, etc.
- Leading Worship
- Auto Maintenance
- Leadership: team building and staff development
- Physical Therapy
- Positive attitude
- Living out Christian values
- Eager helper and hard worker
- Easy-going and flexible
- Values relationships
- Patient and understanding
- Culturally conscious