Step into your sponsored child’s world and see firsthand the impact you are making. It can be a life-changing experience – for you and your sponsored child.
There’s nothing quite like meeting your sponsored child and spending time in their community. Here are the steps involved in planning a visit:
We need at least three months’ notice to arrange your visit, so please contact us using the form below or call us on 13 32 40.
Once your request is approved, we’ll confirm the visit details, including estimated costs and contact details of the local World Vision office in your sponsored child’s community. Use our sponsor visit checklist to prepare for your trip.
World Vision staff will take you to meet your sponsored child at the local World Vision office. Our staff will be with you throughout your visit to ensure you get the most out of your time with your sponsored child and their family.
When you’re back, we’ll contact you to see how the visit went. We are always looking to improve this experience for our supporters. We may ask you to share your story with others.
Find out what to expect when you visit your sponsored child and what you’ll need to do before, during and after your visit.
Take small gifts that are easy to pack and have a practical use. Ideally, try to purchase gifts in country. It will not only save luggage space, but will also support the local economy and community in your sponsored child's country.
We have found that children love pencils, crayons, t-shirts, skipping ropes, tennis balls, footballs/soccer balls (with a pump), maps of Australia, inflatable world globes, your family photos and Australian toy animals. Keep it simple.You will be surrounded by many children from the community. It's best to bring gifts that can be shared, like stickers, balloons, bubbles or sporting equipment, so that children who aren't sponsored don't feel left out.You definitely should not hand out cash – that is what your child sponsorship is for.