Service Trips

Thank you for taking the first step in building a brighter future and investing in the lives of abandoned and vulnerable childrenWe foster consistent relationships by visiting orphan homes twice a month. 

Upcoming Service Trips  
Join us for the day in Mexico.  
Dates May Change. 

July 29
August 12 & 26
September 9 & 23
October 14 & 28
November 11 & 18
December 2, 9 & 16  

Want to Join Us?
Email Us at info@unity4orphans.com 

Joy. Sadness. Happiness. Hugs. 

What to expect on a service trip to Baja Mexico…..

From start to finish, you will be exposed to the realities of an abandoned childs experience

Although you may be covered with dust and sweat by the end, you will also be filled with love and compassion! 

We encourage you to come with a flexible spirit. 

We walk almost a mile with donations across the border, so it is necessary you are physically able to make this part of the journey.

We are taken by chartered buses and/or vans to the orphanage.

At the orphanage, we have lunch, do an art project, and play sports with the children.

Most children are seeking positive attention, so even if you don’t speak Spanish, be proactive and engage children in activities. Translators will assist you, and the activity leaders appreciate any assistance you can provide with unloading donations, serving meals, and cleaning up.  

 

At the orphanage, we ask that you stay with the group at all times and never be alone with a child.
Please do not hand a child your phone or candy that has not been approved by the trip leader.

Finally, please be aware that border lines can be long and range between 30-90 minutes on the return home. 

 

 

First Time Volunteers:

Please email us to begin the registration process and to receive the necessary screening questions and participation forms. A complete volunteer package and trip confirmation letter will be forwarded when you are confirmed. 

Meeting Point

Mission Bay Park, Playa Pacifica Lot2195 E. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Look for us under the blue gazebo. lf another event is there, head south towards the public restroom.  

 

Emergency Contacts: 

Joe Brandi 858-729-3173 (in Mexico) 

 

Hours: 

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  

*Volunteers must stay the whole day. 

 

Cost: 

Adults – $45Students -$25, Children (under 12) – $15 

 

Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel within 72 hours of the trip, please consider your payment a donation to cover the losses incurred. 

 

Transportation: 

We carpool to a secured parking lot at the Otay Mesa border. 

First time trip volunteers may not meet directly at the Otay Mesa parking lot.  

* If you drive yourself, we ask that you pay an additional parking fee of $8.00. 

What to Pack: 

Passportwater bottle(s)personal snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoeshat, tissue, backpack, and donation item(s).  Please be sure to wear modest clothing (no cut off shorts and low cut tops), as you will be interacting with children and teens. 

 

Donation Items: 

Each trip has optional featured donation itemsOnce you sign up for a trip, you will receive an email detailing the requested itemsHowever, we always accept non-perishable food, diapers, cleaning supplies, toiletry items, sports equipment, blankets, first aid itemssocks, and rolling suitcases

Due to Mexican trade laws, we are unable to bring used clothes, shoes, toys, etc.  

 

Forms: