Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Global Justice Volunteers

A short-term volunteer opportunity for young adults ages eighteen to thirty

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The Global Justice Volunteers Program of Global Ministries is a short-term service opportunity for young adults ages eighteen to thirty.  Participants are from all over the world and serve all over the world. Small teams of volunteers spend ten weeks during the months of June through August exploring the links between faith and social justice as they work with local grassroots organizations. Volunteers work alongside their host community to address critical issues such as HIV and AIDS, poverty, human trafficking, and migrants’ rights. This program gives the volunteers the opportunity to develop new skills, to learn from local experts, and to channel their passion to help build just communities.

Cost and Finances

Some program costs are covered by Global Ministries, including: airfare to and from orientation, airfare to and from your placement site, food and ground transportation during orientation and while in service, as well as housing during orientation and while in service.

Each global justice volunteer participant will be asked to fundraise to support the Global Justice Volunteers Program.

For more information please check out the Participant Handbook or be in contact with the GJV Office.

Program Information and Applications

For Global Justice Volunteer Candidates:

 For 2014 Global Justice Volunteer Placement Sites:

Contact Information

Global Justice Volunteer Program
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 315
New York, NY 10115, USA
(212) 870-3659

2014 Program Calendar

Candidate Application Deadline: January 15, 2014
Placement Sit Application Deadline: February 3, 2014
Participant Notification: April 2014

US, Latin America, Caribbean
Training June 8-14, 2014
Service Period June 16-August 2, 2014

Training June 22-28, 2014
Service Period June 30-August 16, 2014