Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 April 14 – 22, 2018

Application Due Dates:

Early – October 2017

Late – January 2018

Difficulty Rating:

7 out of 10


Expect highs in the mid-70s and lows in the lower 50s with some rain.


SIL Guest Houses – Simple housing with shared rooms, flushing toilets, hot showers; internet is available but unreliable

Purpose of Program:

To provide meaningful child care for the children of missionaries during their annual Retreat and Branch Conference

Number of Kids in Program:

10-13 kids; ages 0-08 years

Country Description:

Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent country is situated in the Horn of Africa. Addis Ababa is located in the center of the country on a plateau which is surrounded by hills and mountains.

Debriefing Activity:


Trip Costs:

  • Flights (from the US approximately $1400)
  • Refuge 139 Cost $1500 – (includes room/board, in-country expenses, visa, evacuation insurance)


  • All Childhood Immunizations
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningitis
  • Malarial preventative medicine

Number of Volunteers Needed:


Additional Info.:

Dirt roads and uneven surfaces make it difficult for those with mobility challenges. Those with food allergies or special diets may want to bring their own food or decide to choose another trip.