Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Friday, December 12, 2008

Announcement to HDA volunteer-wanna-bes

I know it's a busy time of year, but for you dozens of people who have written us reqesting more information on volunteering (you know who you are!), just a friendly reminder that NOW would be a great time to let us know what you are thinking. It would be nice to see from our end how we'll be with help in 2009.

So have a seat and fill out that application! Or go ahead and send your questions if you're undecided. (Yes, I realize the application is long and daunting, but honestly there's just one reason behind that: before we're stuck with you for 6+ months, cuz many of our volunteers find they can't leave and end up staying in Bolivia, we want to be sure we'll like ya! Well, and our kids/staff, too. We want it to be a great placement for all involved,)

I'll also take the opportunity to welcome back British volunteer Elizabeth, already in fine form and caring for multiple babies at once as the picture shows. She was one of our very first volunteers in 2004, as far as once we had kids. In fact, I can still remember which number she was: 2! Long term volunteer #1 became engaged while serving with us then went back to the states to get married and have her first child. SO needless to say, she hasn't been back (yet). Whereas I'm still here after all this time. Single. "Mother" to so many children I occasionally can't even remember exactly how many. *sigh*

So anyway, back to the point: we hope to be hearing from some of you...soon!


KatieHen said...

sent mine today actually :)

BoufMom9 said...

OH! How I wish i could do it!!! I would LOVE to volunteer. You don't take entire families, do you? LOL

Jennifer Thompson said...

Actually, we DO take families!! We'll eventually need a new family to care for the babies/kids of HDA III, but if we had another family sooner we could open another family style home!

Katie--thanks! We'll be reviewing it ASAP...after digging out from a super full week.