The North American Division, Office of Volunteer Ministries supports individuals and groups who are interested in short-term
assignments. If you've never served in the mission field as a volunteer,
serving as a short-term volunteer is a great way to "get your feet wet"
without a long-term commitment, while still experiencing what true volunteer
WHAT IS A SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP?
A short-term mission trip is a volunteer assignment that is less than two months. These mission assignments include a host of ministries by Adventist workers, laypersons, and retirees from Adventist organizations originating in North America. Short-term assignments include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Humanitarian Relief
- Evangelistic Efforts
- Construction Projects, etc.
WHO ARE SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS?
Short-term volunteers include individuals and groups between the ages of 18 to 79 years old who serve in a volunteer project approved by a church institution. Volunteers under the age of 18 may be processed as part of a group, but require permission from their legal guardians.
WHERE CAN I FIND SHORT-TERM MISSION OPPORTUNITIES?
1. Individual volunteers can find positions posted on Adventist Volunteer Services (AVS).
2. For individuals or groups, check our Opportunities page for mission projects within the North American Division.
3. Individuals or groups can join organizations with pre-planned mission trips, such as:
4. Check with your local Adventist school, church, or conference to see if there are planned trips you can join.
HOW DO I GET PROCESSED FOR MY TRIP?
Choose this option if you are an individual volunteer wanting to serve with a short-term opportunity posted on the Adventist Volunteer Service website.
Choose this option if you are leading a group mission trip.
Completing the application process helps protect volunteers and organizations against liability, and also supports the cooperative effort of the Adventist world church in its mission to advance the Gospel with optimal quality of service, care, and safety.
For questions about short-term missions, please email Pearly David, our Short-Term Missions Coordinator, or call her at 301-680-6479.