Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Young adults are encouraged to apply for this short term international mission program.

Apply to be a Global Justice Volunteer

Young adults are encouraged to apply for this short term international mission program. The application deadline is March 1.

The Global Justice Volunteer program gives young adults 10 weeks of hands-on mission experience. Applications, now available online, are due March 1.

Applicants should be 18-30 years old and ready to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.” As the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries facilitates mission from everywhere to everywhere, candidates from around the world are encouraged to apply and participate.

Florence Lassayo of Sierra Leone served as a Global Justice Volunteer in Kenya in 2011. She worked with women living with AIDS.

Encouraging young people to consider mission service, she says, “We have the energy. We are strong. We can make change. We can be very influential. If young people are standing for the entire people, we will see that there is progress, because we are the backbone of development.”

The Global Justice Volunteers program differs from the Mission Intern and US-2 programs in two important ways:

  • It requires only a 10-week commitment.
  • Participants are asked to fundraise. The amount of fundraising required is flexible, and the program staff is committed to ensuring this is not a barrier to the entry to any applicant.

The 2013 class of Global Justice Volunteers will attend orientation from June 8-15 and serve from June 15 through Aug. 11.

For more information, download the participant handbook. Consider applying yourself or spread the word by forwarding this information to young adults who may be called to mission.

The Global Justice Volunteers program is a short-term service opportunity for young adult ages 18-30. Small teams of volunteers spend 10 weeks learning and working alongside local communities exploring the role and responsibility of the church to engage in mission, ministry, and service.