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The Glacial Community Y decided in 2017 to take our mission international by forming partnerships in which we could offer support, resources, and volunteer hours to help strengthen our core values here, and share those with organizations around the world. To date, we have partnerships with Esperanza Viva, a Christian youth home and orphanage in Puebla, Mexico, and with the YMCA of Valparaiso, Chile. Over the course of these first few years in these partnerships we have sent multiple teams to serve and build relationships within these organizations. And once the pandemic has lifted, we will continue to strengthen these relationships with more volunteers who will answer the call to go.



Esperanza Viva

EV is a youth home and orphanage, founded on Christian principles, located in Puebla, Mexico. In its years of existence, they have rescued over 500 children from the streets. Teams who go and serve are able to build life-long relationships with staff and children through service projects, recreational activities, sharing meals together, and learning about child sponsorship. The week you will spend at EV will provide a lifetime of memories.

July 9 -16, 2022

Participant Cost: $1800 per person
Includes: All transportation, lodging, food (while on-site), travel insurance, ministry expenses, team t-shirts.

Trip registration and $200 deposit is due no later than May 1st. 
For more information, and to receive the trip application, contact Bruce Osborn, Director of Spiritual Development at



YMCA of Valparaiso, Chile

We partner with the Y-USA and other YMCA’s around the country to help support the mission of the Y in the beautiful city of Valparaiso, Chile. Our volunteer time in Chile consists of service projects, community outreach, teaching seminars, program development and support of their George Williams School.  Trips usually last 8-10 days and include some time to see the beautiful country of Chile.


Get Involved

If you would like more information on future trips, please complete the interest form on this page. If you don’t wish to travel, but would like to support the work through a donation, there is a place to indicate that on the form.