Parent Resources


Do you have a son or daughter who is interested in volunteering with Manna Project?
Is your child currently on site in Nicaragua or Ecuador? This page is for you!

Commitment to Safety

First and foremost, Manna Project International is committed to the safety and security of our volunteers and staff. For more information, contact

Commitment to Communication

Serving with Manna Project is a life-changing experience for our volunteers, but it can also be transformative for the whole family. It is important to us that you are informed and connected through every step of the process. You have raised a confident and adventurous young leader, and we know that your love supports them across the miles. It is our hope that you will follow along, be inspired by the experience of other families, and connect with the work we are doing together. 

Parent Blog Series

"She Was So happy..."

Thirteen months is a long time. Read about the moment when Joyce Calvo-Chen knew her daughter was in the right place. 

"my first reactions was..."

 Liz Herr has some words of comfort, advice, and encouragement for parents who feel nervous about their child's journey abroad.

" we planned a visit."

Fred Lewis shares how his son Dan's passion for Nicaragua inspired him to learn more about the country and its person!