Become a Member of Open Arms
You are interested in helping orphaned children in Korea achieve a happy and successful future and you understand and want to support our mission, but perhaps you don’t have the time to give, or you live too far away. Or maybe you are already giving your time but also want to help us financially. Did you know that by becoming a subscribing Member of Open Arms Korea, you give us valuable help in achieving our mission - help that we cannot get just through our volunteers?
Membership subscriptions help us to achieve stability because they provide a regular and reliable income to cover our outgoings. Our members’ donations are hugely important to us because we can choose where to use them to support our organization.
A steady income provided by Members also helps us plan ahead for a secure and well-founded future. As a charity, we would like to achieve status as a non-profit organization, which will also make donations tax-refundable. To do this we have to be able to show that we can sustain our running costs … and this means we need YOU as a Member!
Besides the financial help that you give us, and no less important, your name on our list of registered Members is also a vote of confidence in what we do - helping abandoned children in Korea get the best start in life. You become part of a team supporting us, cheering us on, and sharing our vision for a better world for these children.
How We Use Our Money
Organizations like our own have day to day expenses, such as materials that are needed in our work with children; developing our programs; supporting our volunteer base; admin costs like website and communication; as well as other more substantial plans that we are striving to save up for, such as office space and staff. All households and organizations have bills. They may not seem exciting but all these things are necessary if we want to help more children and stay with them as they grow up to a brighter tomorrow.
How You Can Help
Our Members can subscribe at a rate that suits their pocket - from as little as 10,000KRW a month up to 40,000KRW, and we offer the option of paying a year’s subscription in one lump sum. We invite you to join our mission today by clicking the button below.
Thank you for considering this step!
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Become a Volunteer of Open Arms
You are interested in the work of Open Arms, keen to use your skills to further our work with children, you live in Seoul and you have some time to give for a few months. It seems like volunteering for Open Arms would be a good fit for you. But did you know that there are many benefits to volunteering, and serving an amazing cause is only one of them?
giving a child a
better start in life
At Open Arms this is our primary focus. So whether you are a parent, a teacher, or just someone with a heart for the needs of children, we think Open Arms will be a great opportunity for you to make a difference to the lives of orphans here in Korea!
”The difference between success and failure is one person. Programs, supplies, etc. are great. But without one person, it is so hard for them to make it.” Director Park, Shinmangwon
At Open Arms we work as a team to create and run our programs, build up our organisation and set our strategy. So if you enjoy meeting new people, working together to achieve a goal, and putting your skills to good use, we here at Open Arms are looking forward to getting to know you!
"I love volunteering with the Open Arms team to share encouragement with the precious children in local welfare homes in Seoul - with hopes of helping them build a brighter future.” Dee Dee (volunteer)
involving your friends, family and community
At Open Arms, there are plenty of opportunities for families, friends and communities to get involved, whether it be creating resources for our programs, raising funds, or organizing treats. Let's work together!
“I think the most valuable thing about our project was that we were able to make a change to the kids. We measured the impact by seeing the kids do the things that we sent them successfully.” Grace (school student)
giving back to
At Open Arms, we value Korean and international members and have a variety of roles available whether you speak English or Korean. Perhaps you have reached a point in your life when you feel it’s time to “pay it forward” for those who may struggle to achieve what you have. We want to work with you!
“Serving the needs of the less fortunate, I want to provide love and hope for the orphaned children of Korea and be able to grow the Open Arms program so we can reach more children in need.” Eric (volunteer)
developing personal skills and a sense of purpose
At Open Arms, you will use skills and qualities that perhaps you didn’t know you had. We hope you will gain a sense of pride and achievement as you help us grow with our orphans.
“I have been a part of Open Arms since its inception. Working with kids here in Seoul has been a rewarding part of our stay. I have learned so much Korean from my precious students while teaching them English. It's a great symbiotic relationship!” MiYong (volunteer)
Let's Make A Change Together
Here are some ways you can reach out to us:
Support Education for Korean Orphans
Over the Phone
+82 10 2716 5644 (Eng)
It's easy to contact us offline too.
+82 10 5914 3214 (Krn)