Upcoming Family Retreats

International Family Retreat - Guatemala - Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

  • April 19 - April 26, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $1,825

Come minister to families affected by disability on the beautiful Caribbean coast of Guatemala! As an STM, you will partner with a special needs family as they participate in the Retreat programs: small group discussion, arts and crafts, recreation and games, Bible stories, and more! Bilingual Spanish-speaking STMs are preferred, but translators are available. We are also looking for nurses, doctors, physical therapists to conduct workshops and consultations with families to help provide the care they so desperately need.

International Family Retreat in Guatemala!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - China (Zhenjiang) - Zhenjiang, China

  • April 28 - May 9, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $3,365

In China, people affected by disability have very few resources for education, social interaction, and employment. Join us in showing special needs families their value in Christ and help equip local volunteers for effective disability ministry. If you have served at a domestic Family Retreat, another IFR, or have experience working with people affected by disability, we encourage you to join our team to Northern China.

International Family Retreat in China!

*A visa, which we will work with you obtain, will be required to enter this country.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - China (Changshu) - Changshu, China

  • May 24 - June 5, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,860

In China, people affected by disability have very few resources for education, social interaction, and employment. This Retreat will focus on showing special needs families their value in Christ as well as equipping local volunteers for effective disability ministry. If you have served at a domestic Family Retreat, another IFR, or have experience working with people affected by disability, we encourage you to join our team to Northern China.

International Family Retreat in China!

*A visa, which we will work with you obtain, will be required to enter this country.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Romania (Bucharest) - Bucharest, Romania

  • June 22 - July 3, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,970

In Romania, a country with a deep history and loving people, there is abundant opportunity to share the love of God with families affected by disability. If you have experience with or in a disability specialty such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, applied behavior analysis, or speech and language pathology, please join our team to train local volunteers and hold consultations with special needs families.

International Family Retreat in Romania!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Ghana (Moree) - Moree, Ghana

  • June 22 - July 4, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $3,230

Joni and Friends has been ministering to people affected by disability in Ghana for over 15 years. In a country with a deep need for those affected by disability to feel accepted and valued, you won't want to miss this opportunity to break disability-related barriers and share God's love! If you have experience serving at a domestic Family Retreat or with a disability therapy, we encourage you to serve at the beautiful Moree resort where families will be embraced and accepted by the church.

International Family Retreat in Ghana!

*A visa, which we will work with you obtain, will be required to enter this country.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Romania (Cluj) - Cluj, Romania

  • June 28 - July 10, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,970

Join local volunteers in Cluj who have been serving with Joni and Friends for 20 years! If you have experience in physical or occupational therapy, come resource families affected by disability. We encourage seasoned STMs and Family Retreat leaders to apply to share your expertise with special needs families!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat in Romania!

International Family Retreat - Romania (Brasov) - Brasov, Romania

  • July 6 - July 16, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,600

Join us as we partner with an established local disability ministry in the beautiful hills of Romania! Our team of disability specialists will train local volunteers and consult with special needs families. If you specialize in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or behavior therapy, we encourage you to apply. If your gifts are leadership and encouragement, please join us in blessing and supporting local disability leaders.

International Family Retreat in Romania!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Ghana (Kumasi) - Kumasi, Ghana

  • July 20 - August 1, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $3,495

Would you like to be part of the change taking part in the hearts of people in Ghana? Join the local church and help to minister to families affected by disability! Retreat is often the first opportunity for families to learn about God’s love for their child with special needs. Experienced STMs are encouraged to apply as well as disability specialists, including speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists.

Carley, an STM at last year's Retreat, shares her experience!

International Family Retreat in Ghana!

*A visa, which we will work with you obtain, will be required to enter this country.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - China (Xuzhou) - Xuzhou, China

  • July 23 - August 3, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,865

Join us this summer in China! Do you have a heart for children's ministry? We invite you to serve alongside local volunteers helping with skits, arts and crafts, recreation and games, and more! Are you skilled in physical therapy, behavior therapy, or special education? We encourage you to minister to special needs parents through one-on-one consultations. Apply today!

International Family Retreat in China!

*A visa, which we will work with you obtain, will be required to enter this country.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Ukraine - Lutsk, Ukraine

  • July 25 - August 5, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,170

Bring the Gospel message to families affected by disability in the old country of Ukraine! If you are the parent of a child affected by disability, this is a great opportunity to share the hope you have found in Christ. You can serve parents and children affected by disability through workshops and consultations on home care, physical therapy, special education, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology. If you have experience in any of these areas, we encourage you to come meet the practical and spiritual needs of the families in Ukraine

International Family Retreat in Ukraine

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Thailand - Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • August 9 - August 16, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,700

Share God’s love with families who are desperate to learn how to care for their children affected by disability. If you are a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or a nutritionist, please join us in educating families on personal care and how to provide a proper diet for their children. Apply today!

International Family Retreat in Thailand!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Serbia (Belgrade) - Belgrade, Serbia

  • August 10 - August 20, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,660

In Serbia’s post-Communist culture, you can share your hope in Christ with families affected by disability! If you have experience serving people affected by disability, we encourage you to apply. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, behavior therapists, and special education teachers will have the opportunity to conduct workshops and meet with families one-on-one. Use your expertise to equip families to help their children reach developmental milestones and participate in fun and meaningful activities with families, the local church, and the community!

International Family Retreat in Serbia!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Serbia (Novi Sad) - Novi Sad, Serbia

  • August 23 - September 1, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,220

Are you the parent of a child with a disability? Do you have experience working with those affected by disability? Share what you’ve learned by speaking and consulting with parents of children affected by disability in Serbia! Most people in Serbia don’t know the hope of Jesus, so this is a unique opportunity to evangelize as you engage in disability ministry. If you have experience with a disability specialty such as occupational therapy, behavior therapy, or speech and language pathology, we encourage you to join our team and train local volunteers and families.

International Family Retreat in SerbiaFor more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Peru (Lima) - Lima, Peru

  • September 2 - September 12, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,670

Come minister to families affected by disability in the beautiful South American country of Peru! As an STM, you will join our local ministry partner, Corazones Unidos, in serving the disability community. Autism experts and disability specialists will serve alongside local volunteers to communicate God’s love while meeting the practical needs of the families. If you do not have training in autism or a disability specialty, we can still use you! There are plenty of roles for those without training in a disability specialty including worship, arts and crafts, speaking, and more. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement to serve.

International Family Retreat in Peru

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Cuba - Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

  • October 19 - October 27, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,660

Minister to the warm and hospitable people of the Spanish-speaking country of Cuba! Share the love of Christ with families affected by disability while you participate with them in an energizing respite retreat. If you have experience serving a domestic Family Retreat or working with people affected by disability, we encourage you to apply!

International Family Retreat in Cuba!

*A visa, which we will work with you to obtain, will be required to enter Cuba.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1774.

International Family Retreat - Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

  • November 1 - November 7, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $1700

A map of the Dominican RepublicIn the Dominican Republic, finding a church to nurture the faith of the family can be difficult for families with disabilities. Many children and adults in the Dominican Republic live with extensive disabilities and little hope for a positive productive future. Come make a difference by sharing the hope of Jesus Christ. We are looking for a team of seasoned Joni and Friends volunteers to train our local partners. We are looking for people who can train in administration, children’s programming, and more.

 

 

For more information, please contact us at 818-575-1774 or at ifr@joniandfriends.org.

International Family Retreat - El Salvador - El Salvador,

  • November 29 - December 5, 2017
  • Estimated Family Cost: N/A
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $1,620

We encourage you to participate in this retreat at a beautiful beach front resort on the Pacific Ocean. Families will have the opportunity to find rest and relaxation at the beach while hearing the good news of the God’s love. We are looking for experienced family retreat leaders to help grow the leadership in El Salvador.

International Family Retreat in El Salvador

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or call us at 818-575-1774.