CAMP LELA 2018 campsite building for camps for orphans

OM Odessa team in co operation with the local charity, The Heritage Foundation and in partnership with local church volunteer teams minister to children in orphanages throughout the year. Unfortunately it is not always possible to present the Gospel clearly during these visits since orphanages are government property. … But when summer comes we are able to bring these children to camp LELA for a week or ten days where they can experience the love of Christ and have the opportunity to hear and undersand the Gospel message clearly through theatrical camp programs. The purpose of this campaign is to build and prepare the camp grounds.

Can you swing a hammer? Do you know how to use a spade or a paint brush? Have you always wanted to serve God in a practical way? Then come join local volunteers In Ukraine this summer to prepare the CAMP LELA summer campsite for a Theatrical evangelism camp for orphans with the theme of Zorro.

Singles welcome
Married couples welcome
Sorry, no families
Groups welcome
Tue 31 Jul 2018 to Mon 13 Aug 2018
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912.00 USD
18 - 55
Ministry details

On arrival, you will be welcomed by the team in Odessa, go through a day of orientation and preparations before starting the physical work.

Mornings will start early with personal quiet time before breakfast since after breakfast the workday starts.

You may be involved in putting up tents including setting up a huge meeting tent, digging toilets, building a camp kitchen and eating hall. There will also be a need to do other jobs, like painting walls, cleaning or washing inventory that has been packed away during the winter, loading and unloading inventory as it will be transported from our base to the campsite. You could also serve in the Kitchen, helping to prepare food for the building team. In the evenings after a long day’s work there will be time for campfire, sharing and singing.

Participant profile

Christians, with a heart to serve, hardworking and ready to bring with them the joy of the Lord and serve in any way that may be necessary. Skills in carpentry, welding and painting will be helpful but is not a requirement. We cannot accommodate people with disabilities or special diets on this campaign.


You will be living in tents and sleeping in sleeping bags together with the local building volunteers. Expect a real outdoor adventure. (There may be a night or two in the OM dorm)


All meals are included. Expect good home cooked Ukrainian food. Unfortunately, during these campaigns we are unable to cater for special diets.


All participants should please travel to the city of Odessa Ukraine (ODS). You will be met at the airport by a representative of OM Ukraine and transported to the camp location. After the campaign you will be taken to the airport in time for your flight.


You need to be physically healthy and mobile as the work can be hard and you will be living in tents and sleeping in sleeping bags on the ground,


People from the EU, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Brazil and Japan do not need a visa for visiting Ukraine up to 90 days. For people who need a visa, the application date has to be at least three months before the day of arrival.
People from other nationalities have to apply for a visa. The visa must be obtained BEFORE leaving your home country. Ask at the consulate in your home country what is needed to obtain the visa. If you need an invitation letter, we can get this to you but please allow 2 months for this to be obtained and sent to you. Cost for an invitation letter is not included in the campaign price and costs 45 Euro. We need full passport info, home address, church and church address info to get the invitation letter for you.
Visa costs are not included in the campaign and must be paid separately.


For those that do not need visas, the above mentioned application date applies. There will be translators but do not expect to have your own translator with you at all time. Be prepared to be creative with communicating with the local team and volunteers.

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