International Family Retreats

Around the world, families affected by disability face extraordinary challenges. In under-resourced countries, education and health services are extremely limited and families coping with disability are often excluded from local community life.

Joni and Friends offers hope and help to struggling families through International Family Retreats (IFRs). In partnership with local churches, the Gospel message is demonstrated on a personal level as families experience Christ-centered encouragement and acceptance at an accessible family camp. What a joy to see families affected by disability discover that they are valued and loved by God!

Would you like to partner with Joni and Friends and other international volunteers to serve special needs families abroad? Join one of our IFR teams to discover a dynamic and unique opportunity to live out your faith and present Christ’s love in tangible way! To learn more, please explore the “Volunteer to Serve” section below.

Volunteer to Serve

Volunteers enjoying time with a family.

Serve as a Short Term Missionary (STM) at an International Family Retreat – no experience necessary!


Call us! (818) 707-5664 or Contact Us

Support a Volunteer

Volunteers enjoying time with a family.

Help send a friend or family member to an International Family Retreat as a Short Term Missionary (STM).