The hands and heart of our ministry
Helping just one orphan to attain family life and develop healthy relationships is a big undertaking, and Orphan’s Tree touches hundreds of orphans each year. To do that and do it well, it takes professionals, volunteers, and other orphans from both the US and Russia.
Meet the staff
Our staff includes both Americans and Russians working full-time to enable the ministry of Orphan’s Tree. Combined, our staff has nearly 200 years of experience working with Russian orphans, and some of our Russian staff are orphans themselves. Our US headquarters are in Colorado Springs, CO.
The orphans we serve
Orphan’s Tree focuses on orphans who are out of orphanages—typically kids who are over the age of 16 Most would be considered social orphans, meaning they have at least one living parent who lost their parental rights, frequently due to crime or abuse. Most are also the grandchildren of orphans; it’s a cycle that keeps repeating.
We work both with kids just out of orphanages, as well as older orphans starting families. Some will stay in touch with us for decades, others will work with Orphan’s Tree just for a season.
Volunteering on two sides of the globe
In serving orphans we believe that we join the heart of God, and that’s a benefit we want to share with everyone! Americans or Russians, orphan or families: Everyone has something to share.
Typically, about 100 Americans travel to Russia with us annually, and many more give generously. Orphans in our programs are involved in peer-to-peer mentoring, as well as volunteering of their time with widows, churches, and orphanages in their local communities. Interested to travel with us?
Board of directors
Orphan’s Tree believes in accountability and learning from the wisdom of others. It’s why we have a board of directors with financial, programmatic, and staff oversite. Our board includes voices from both Russia and the US, and is comprised of some of our most committed and experienced volunteers.