Every year thousands of children around the world are left homeless or without parents to care for them. In many countries these children are gathered in shelters or orphanages to be cared for by workers of the state, charitable groups or religious organizations. These children need special care and counseling due to the trauma and abuse that many of them have experienced in their short lives. Traveling to assist in orphanages is a great way to care for and assist children in need. With thousands of organizations worldwide it is not difficult to find one where people can make a difference in the lives of many children.