Hope Worldwide. Bringing Hope. Changing Lives.
Bringing hope. Changing lives.
Bringing hope. Changing lives.
Hope Worldwide. Bringing Hope. Changing Lives.
Hope Worldwide. Bringing Hope. Changing Lives.
Hope Worldwide. Bringing Hope. Changing Lives.
Hope Worldwide. Bringing Hope. Changing Lives.
Hope Worldwide. Bringing Hope. Changing Lives.

Community Service Brigades



Community Service Brigades

Through the efforts of compassionate volunteers, HOPE worldwide aims to provide outpatient medical and dental care and educational opportunities for the ICOC church families and their neighbors living in extremely poor communities outside of the United States. As a faith-based program, the Community Service Brigades were born out of the Christian conviction that we can and must do a better job of reaching out to those in need in our family of churches and the community at large in Latin America. Our Brigade teams enjoy times of prayer and fellowship together as well as an opportunity to attend Sunday worship with members of a local International Church of Christ.

Areas of Service Impact

Since 2010, teams of volunteers have delivered critical medical, dental and educational services to families living below the poverty line in some of the world’s poorest communities:

  • 18,000 men, women and children have received free medical and dental care
  • 28,000 prescriptions were distributed at no charge, including multi-vitamins for every patient
  • 2,800 prescription and reading glasses provided at no charge
  • $1 million of medicines and medical and dental supplies have been donated
  • 60 people are entering their second year of ESL training


APPLY NOW – 2015 fall Community Service Brigade*

San Salvador, El Salvador 
Volunteers Arrive: Thursday, November 5 (Before 5 p.m.)

Volunteer Depart: Sunday, November 8 or Monday, November 9
Application and $50 application fee deadline: August 26, 2015 

*Please note that all volunteers are expected to arrive Thursday before 5 p.m. for all Brigades. Teens under 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Get Involved

Imagine the impact you could make in a community or the blessing you could be to a family by giving a weekend of your time to join a HOPE worldwide Community Service Brigade. If you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, educator, or just want to make a difference, please consider joining us in Central America. Anyone interested in working hard to bring faith, hope and love to others is welcome to apply. We especially need bilingual Spanish speakers of any occupation! Truly, the difference you will make to someone in need is indescribable and will bring you back again and again.


click here to APPLY Or learn more About the Community Service brigades

Click here to make a donation to support the work of the Brigades. Please designate “CS Brigade Donation” in the comments box of the donation form.

Important Documents:

CSB Brochure English

CSB Brochure Spanish

Statement of Security Risk

Sample Expense Budget

Community Service Brigade Contacts

Walter Kotkowski
Email: walter.kotkowski@hopeww.org
Tel: (408) 835-6912
Fax: (781) 584-5088

Lori Kotkowski
Email: lori.kotkowski@hopeww.org
Tel: (916) 501-6874
Fax: (781) 584-8088

15 Kings Beach Road
Lynn, MA 01902


Connect with us: HOPE worldwide • 1285 Drummers Lane, Ste 105 • Wayne, PA 19087 • Telephone: 610-254-8800 • Fax: 610-254-8989 • hope.worldwide@hopeww.org

HOPE worldwide is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Tax ID number (EIN): 04-3129839

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