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Why Become a Volunteer with Open Arms?


Are you interested in the work of Open Arms, keen to use your skills to further our work with children, live in or near Seoul and have one or two hours a week to give for 6 months or more? 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? Read on to learn more, or skip directly to enquire about Membership


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

connecting with
like-minded people

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
the community

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 the orphans we work with.

“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)

What happens if you fill in our 
Initial Interest Form under the 
Enquire about Membership

When the fit is right, volunteering is a highly rewarding opportunity with benefits for the cause served and the individual serving.


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Let's Make A Change Together

Here are some ways you can reach out to us:


Support Education for Korean Orphans

@openarms_kr  @openarmskr


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