Farm of the Child: Catholic Children's Home, School and Clinic

Goal of Program

Farm of the Child is a Catholic children's home, school, medical clinic, and community outreach program located on the Caribbean coast and the edge of the Mosquitia rain forest. The mission of Farm of the Child is to care for and improve the physical, educational, spiritual, and social needs of abandoned and neglected children of Honduras so that they may become productive members of Honduran society. By providing a loving home, Farm of the Child hopes to provide a therapeutic environment that helps children to heal from their wounds and trauma. In some small way, our goal is to help build the Kingdom of God in Trujillo, Honduras, Central America. Our missionaries come together to live in a faith community rooted in prayer that seeks to live out the gospel message.

Objetivo del programa

Farm of the Child es un hogar de niños, una escuela católica primaria y secundaria, una clínica médica y un programa de apoyo comunitario ubicado en la costa del Caribe y en el borde de la selva tropical de la Mosquitia. La misión de Farm of the Child es cuidar y mejorar las necesidades físicas, educativas, espirituales y sociales de los niños abandonados y desatendidos de Honduras para que se conviertan en miembros cristianos de la sociedad hondureña. Al proporcionar un hogar lleno de amor, Farm of the Child espera brindar un entorno terapéutico que ayude a los niños a sanar de sus heridas y traumas. De alguna manera, nuestro objetivo es ayudar a construir el Reino de Dios en Trujillo, Honduras, Centroamérica. Nuestros misioneros se unen para vivir en una comunidad de fe arraigada en la oración que busca vivir el mensaje del evangelio.

Type of Placement

The majority of volunteers serve as teachers or medical professionals; there are limited placements available for those skilled and/or certified in the following areas: arts & recreation professionals, pastoral ministers, construction/maintenance, agriculture, and vocational programs.

Service Area

Farm of the Child is located in the rural, coastal town of Trujillo, Honduras, Central America.

Service Length

Long term missionaries serve for 27 months (including 2 months of language school) and may stay a 2nd year; Summer missionaries serve 10 weeks (late May-August) and must speak conversational Spanish.

Program Size

8-12 international volunteers (five to seven accepted each year).


Faith-filled men and women who love children and wish to serve them by living together in a faith-based, Catholic community. Couples who have been married for at least two years may apply. Families are also welcome to apply. Spanish fluency is not required although some basic knowledge is extremely important. All missionaries commit to the pillars of community, simplicity, faith, and service.

Financial Arrangements

Missionaries fundraise for language school, transportation back and forth to the States each year, health insurance, and a small monthly stipend.

Living Arrangements

Missionaries live together in a community house, unless they are a married couple or family in which case separate housing is available. All of the missionaries share in daily prayer life, as well as meals, jobs, chores, etc.


On-site orientation and job training provided, in addition to pre-departure training. Language and cultural training is received in Guatemala prior to arrival.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received on or before Feb. 15th.

Start Date

27 month missionaries: August 1; Summer missionaries: late May, early June

Contact Name:

Kevin Lopez Mader


100 S. Ashley Drive
Tampa, TN 33602
Phone: 727 475-4459



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