Global Justice Volunteers
A Summer Volunteer Opportunity for young adults ages 18-30
The Global Justice Volunteers program of the General Board of Global Ministries is a short-term service opportunity for young adults. Participants are from all over the world, serve all over the world and range in age from 18 to 30. Small teams of volunteers spend 10 weeks, in the months of June-August, learning and working alongside local communities exploring the role and responsibility of the church to engage in mission, ministry, and service that seek to transform our world into a more just place.
Global Justice Volunteer - Florence Lassayo of Sierra Leone
Florence Kadie Lassayo of Sierra Leone shares her experience working as a Global Justice Volunteer in 2011. Florence volunteered with an organization in Kenya working on issues of HIV and AIDS.
Global Justice Volunteers - Florence Lassayo of Sierre Leone from Global Ministries on Vimeo.
Cost and Finances
The majority of the 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.
Global Justice Volunteers are asked to contribute to a
general stewardship fund for the program. Each participant will be asked to
fundraise $200-$2,000 which will go toward scholarships for Global Justice
Volunteers coming from communities with fewer resources. Please note that this amount is flexible. Some of you will raise
twice the amount, while others will raise less than $200. Do not let fundraising deter you from participating in the program. The
New York-based staff person will work with you to augment this responsibility
so it is manageable and works for everyone in every context.
For more information please check out the Participant Handbook
or be in contact with the GJV Office.
Program Information and Applications
For 2013 Global Justice Volunteer Candidates:
For 2013 Global Justice Volunteer Placement Sites:
Global Justice Volunteer Program
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 314
New York, NY 10115, USA
2013 Program Calendar
Candidate Application Deadline: March 1
Placement Site Application Deadline: February 8
Participant Notification: March 8
Program Dates: June 8 - August 11
Orientation: June 8 - June 15
Service Internship: June 15 - August 11