Why do you rely on volunteers to implement your programs?

We work primarily with volunteers for two reasons:

First, we have found that volunteers are in the best position to meet the unique needs of each child.  All of our volunteers are teachers, social workers, guidance counselors, school principals, or other childcare professionals.  They work with the children enrolled in our sponsorship program on a daily basis, and they observe firsthand the circumstances of each child’s life.

Second, working with volunteers allows us to keep our programs highly efficient.  We benefit because we employ only a small number of paid staff.  This allows us to devote a higher percentage of our funds directly to our child care programs. Meanwhile, our volunteers benefit because our programs help them to improve the lives of the children in their care.