Mission Volunteers

Mission Volunteers are individuals or couples (ages 18 and up) who seek long-term partnerships with communities around the world and fund themselves. Mission Volunteer opportunities are diverse and range from working with refugees, children and youth to serving as a teacher, pastor, camp director or health care professional. The length of service ranges from two months to more than two years.

Are you interested in serving as a long-term Mission Volunteer? Apply now!
Are you ready to serve?

Plan to attend one of the Mission Volunteer Trainings in 2023:

  • March 27-30, 2023, St. Raphaela Retreat Center, Haverford, PA
  • May 10-13, 2023, Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos, CA
  • Nov 8-11, 2023, Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL

To learn more about the training events:

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Mission Volunteer Opportunities

Explore volunteer opportunities around the world and see our urgent volunteer requests.

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read stories of impact

Yes, volunteering can change your life

In 1960, Ruth Johnson Colvin decided to volunteer her time to do something about the high rate of functional illiteracy in Syracuse, where she lived. Sixty-two years later, the nonprofit she founded and the methods she designed to teach literacy have spread across the United States and into 26 developing countries around the world.

An epiphany journey as Mission Volunteers

Global Ministries’ Mission Volunteer program offers an outlet of service for a lifetime of experience for recently retired couple, Nancy Potter and George Gull.

Couple “sows the word” with their service and garden

Mission volunteers Lyn and Gene Saltzman are putting their deep knowledge of farming to use in Tennessee, planting and harvesting produce for four counties served by Reelfoot Rural Ministries.