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.

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

  • April 24 - May 3, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,895

Come bring the hope of Jesus Christ to families affected by disability in China! 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 China. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

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 818-575-1715.

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

  • May 21 - May 27, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,595

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. If you have training in autism or other disability specialties, we encourage you to apply and communicate God’s love while meeting the practical needs of the families. There are plenty of roles for those without training in a disability specialty including worship, arts and crafts, speaking, and more. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture moments and stories at the retreat. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement to serve. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Peru

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

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

  • June 12 - June 21, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,695

Come bring the hope of Jesus Christ to families affected by disability in China! As an STM, you will be working closely with our Chinese partners to help with teaching, arts and crafts, recreation, games, and more! 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 China. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in China!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or at 818-575-1715.  

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

International Family Retreat – China (Nanjing) - Nanjing, China,

  • June 12 - June 21, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,895

Come bring the hope of Jesus Christ to families affected by disability in China! 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 helping 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 China. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in China!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or call us at 818-575-1715.  

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

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

  • June 21 - July 1, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,975

Come share the love of God with families affected by disability at Family Retreat in Romania! As an STM, you will also be working closely with our Romanian partners to help with games, recreation, and more! 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. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture the incredible moments and stories of the retreat. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Romania!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

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

  • June 22 - July 2, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,995

Join local volunteers in Cluj who have been serving with Joni and Friends for 20 years! There are abundant opportunities to share the love of God with families affected by disability at Family Retreat. As an STM, you will also be working closely with our partners to help with teaching, arts and crafts, recreation, games, and more! 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! The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Romania!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

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

  • June 23 - July 2, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $3,140

Joni and Friends has been ministering to people with disabilities in Ghana for over 15 years. There is a deep need among families affected by disabilities to feel accepted and for parents to see their children in the image of God. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve the people of Ghana by breaking walls and barriers. As an STM, you will be working closely with our Ghanaian partners to train volunteers and equip the local church for on-going disability ministry. If you have experience with family retreat or have a disability specialty, we invite you to come show God’s love at the beautiful Moree resort.

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 (Brasov) - Brasov, Romania

  • July 6 - July 15, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,495

Join us as we partner with an established local disability ministry in the beautiful hills of Romania! As an STM, you will also be working closely with our partners to help with teaching, arts and crafts, recreation, games, and more! If you have training in autism or another disability specialty, we encourage you to apply and communicate God’s love while meeting the practical needs of the families. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture the incredible moments and stories of the retreat. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Romania!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

International Family Retreat - Ukraine - Lutsk, Ukraine

  • July 20 - July 31, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,195

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 wonderful 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. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture the incredible moments and stories of the retreat. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Ukraine

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

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

  • July 21 - July 31, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $3,370

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. As an STM, you will be working closely with our Ghanaian partners to train volunteers and equip the local church for on-going disability ministry. Experienced STMs are encouraged to apply as well as disability specialists, including speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists.

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 - Thailand - Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • July 24 - August 1, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,685

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. Whether you are a student pursuing the healthcare field or a current professional you will gain hands on experience working in disability ministry cross-culturally. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture the incredible moments and stories of the retreat. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Thailand!

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

International Family Retreat - Poland (Children) - Hel, Poland

  • July 26 - August 12, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,850

Join local volunteers in Poland who are passionate about serving people affected by disability! This Retreat on the coast of the Baltic Sea gives families a place to connect while participating in Bible studies, worship, crafts, games, and more. As an STM, you will be working closely with our Polish partners to lead programs and activities for children affected by disability. If you have disability ministry experience or a special needs specialty, we encourage you to come train the local church in developing an ongoing disability ministry. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

Poland

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

International Family Retreat - Poland (Adults) - Hel, Poland

  • August 10 - August 27, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,850

Join local volunteers in Poland who are passionate about serving people affected by disability! This Retreat on the coast of the Baltic Sea gives families a place to connect while participating in Bible studies, worship, crafts, games, and more. As an STM, you will be working closely with our Polish partners to lead programs and activities for adults affected by disability. If you have disability ministry experience or a special needs specialty, we encourage you to come train the local church in developing an ongoing disability ministry. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

Poland

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

International Family Retreats - Peru (Trujillo) - Trujillo, Peru

  • August 11 - August 18, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,695

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. If you have training in autism or another disability specialty, we encourage you to apply and communicate God’s love while meeting the practical needs of the families. There are plenty of roles for those without training in a disability specialty including worship, arts and crafts, speaking, and more. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture moments and stories at the retreat. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement to serve. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

International Family Retreat in Peru

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or 818-575-1715.

International Family Retreat - Chile (Santiago) - Santiago, Chile

  • September 25 - September 30, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,390

Come serve families affected by disability at our first ever family retreat in Chile! As an STM you will be supporting our Chilean partners with training volunteers, leading programs, and organizing activities. If you have served at a domestic Family Retreat, another IFR, or have experience leading a disability ministry, we encourage you to apply for the team. Be part of the movement God is igniting amongst the disability community in Chile! The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or call us at 818-575-1715.

International Family Retreat - Cuba - Camaguey, Cuba

  • October 19 - October 27, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,440

Come share the love of Jesus Christ with families affected by disability in our first ever retreat in Camaguey, Cuba! As an STM, you will experience the warm and hospitable culture of Cuba as you serve with local volunteers during this energizing respite retreat. If you have experience volunteering at a domestic Family Retreat or working with people affected by disability, we encourage you to apply! The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

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 818-575-1715.

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

  • November 1 - November 6, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $1,730

A map of the Dominican RepublicCome share God’s love to families affected by disability in the Dominican Republic! Many children and adults in the Dominican Republic live with extensive disabilities and little hope for a positive productive future. Join us in showing special needs families their value in Christ and equipping local volunteers for effective disability ministry. We are looking for a team of seasoned Joni and Friends volunteers to train our local partners in administration, children’s programming, and more. We are also looking for photographers and videographers that can capture moments and stories at the retreat. The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

*The retreat dates are subject to change.

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

International Family Retreat - Chile (Villarrica) - Villarrica, Chile

  • November 28 - December 3, 2018
  • Estimated Family Cost: $1,000 for a family of 4
  • Estimated Volunteer (STM) Cost: $2,390

Come serve families affected by disability at our family retreat in Chile! As an STM you will be supporting our Chilean partners with training volunteers, leading programs, and organizing activities. If you have served at a domestic Family Retreat, another IFR, or have experience leading a disability ministry, we encourage you to apply for the team. Be part of the movement God is igniting amongst the disability community in Chile! The cost for this outreach is all-inclusive.

For more information, please contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or call us at 818-575-1715.