Visiting the child you sponsor

Visiting the child you sponsor

During the COVID-19 pandemic, global travel restrictions and safety concerns for the communities we serve hindered our ability to invite supporters like you, to see first-hand what God is doing to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. This situation was unexpected and led to a significant repurposing and reduction of our original workforce, who were dedicated to planning and facilitating trips and visits. As a result, we’re now re-growing our teams and capacity. Initially, we’re offering a small number of trips for specific purposes.

We ask for your grace and patience as we rebuild. We’re looking forward to being able to offer these experiences to supporters more widely in the future.

Please continue to check this page for updates.

Enjoy the privilege of meeting the child you sponsor and their family. During your day’s visit, learn more about the how the local church is supporting the family and empowering them to overcome poverty. Spend valuable time building relationship with the child you sponsor and praying and encouraging one another.  

Top 5 things you need to know

  • You need to arrange your visit through our friendly Field Experience Team. Please get in touch with us at least 6-8 weeks in advance.
  • You need to have sponsored a child with Compassion for at least a year before visiting.
  • Visits take place at a Compassion project or other suitable location. If possible, you’ll also visit the home of the child you sponsor.
  •  Your visit will be three to six hours long, giving you plenty of time to get to know each other. We recommend that your visit to the child you sponsor isn’t your only reason for travel.
  • While visiting, you’ll need to pay for any expenses incurred, including transport, visit host, meals and accommodation.

Interested? Do get in touch and tell us where you’d like to go and when you’re thinking of travelling and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Email our Field Experience Team
Becca Stanley

Words by Becca Stanley


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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.