Service Opportunities for Young Adults

Service Opportunities for Young Adults

The following opportunities are especially directed to young people and sometimes require a certain age minimum. Opportunities range in category of service, i.e., Global Mission Intern, long-term volunteer, or short-term volunteer. If you are interested in any of the following positions, please email for more information.

Global Mission Intern program (GMI)

This is a program for recent college graduates under 30 years of age who wish to explore a career in mission and ministry. Interns are appointed for one to three years and work with church agencies or ecumenical partners in ministry with the poor, or with Christian action groups dealing with human rights, reconciliation, and development projects. Support will be at a level to meet basic needs as recommended by the host church or organization. Medical insurance and pension fund payments will be provided. As in all Global Ministries programs, candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, please complete a Global Mission Intern service application. The deadline this year is February 11, 2022.

Application due date is February 11, 2022.

Time For God (TFG)

Time for God is a non-competitive volunteer placement for young people who have a heart for service and want time for personal spiritual development. Time For God places young people ages 18-25 in churches and Christian-based organizations in the United Kingdom. Some types of service opportunities are with youth groups, the homeless, or the disabled. Long-term volunteer appointments are for 12 months. Application deadlines are in the Spring and Fall for departures to the UK in January and September. Retreats, food, and lodging are provided. Limited financial support is available. Request a Time for God application and a Volunteer PIB.

Asian Rural Institute (ARI)

Located outside of Tokyo, Japan, ARI is a Christian-based training school for rural leaders from Asia and Africa. ARI needs short and long-term volunteers to live and work with program participants and help with farm work and school operations. Support is provided according to the length of stay. Request a Volunteer PIB. Teach English as a Second Language

The following English language positions do not require teaching certificates but may require a college degree, or degree-seeking students. To apply, please complete this Short Term Service application.

Church of Christ in Thailand: 1 -2 years
Woodstock School in India: Summer
Amity Teachers in China: Summer or 2 years

Attend High School in India

Attend an American college preparatory school with an international group of students for a semester or one school year at Kodaikanal or Woodstock boarding schools in India.

Join Summer Work Camps

Some churches and organizations plan yearly mission trips and may receive individuals through Global Ministries. Groups are always forming Below is a short list of groups that plan work camps every year. To apply, please complete this Short Term Service application.

Teens Uniting Globally (TUG) Russia
Ecumenical Work Camp to Russia
Young Adult American/Russian Network (YAARN)