Young Adults in Global Mission

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-709721
    • Job Location: International, OPE
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 20, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: August 11, 2020
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Job Description:

Priority deadline for applications is January 15, 2020 with application closing on February 15, 2020 for service beginning August 11, 2020.

A one-year, international service-learning and faith-formation opportunity in churches and social service ministries for young adults, ages 21-29.

Young adults serve alongside Lutheran companion church bodies and organizations in one of ten country programs around the world, being shaped by the witness of our global neighbors in a cross-cultural journey of faith. For 2020, country programs are projected to be: Argentina & Uruguay, Australia, Central Europe, Jerusalem/West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, and the United Kingdom. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and human rights, congregational ministry, education, environmental justice, and professional support. All site placements provide opportunities for young adults to confront issues of wealth and poverty, racial privilege, gender privilege, economic disparity, and globalization, all through the lens of faith.

Applicants who apply before the priority deadline of January 15th will receive a decision on their application by the end of February. Applicants applying by February 15th will receive a decision by the middle of March. Specific country assignments are made at the mandatory Discernment-Interview-Placement (DIP) event in April (April 16-20, 2020). At that event, individual preferences will be considered, but final placement is based on many factors.

For more information on the Young Adults in Global Mission program, please visit

Experience and Skills:

There is a college degree requirement for some country programs due to visa acquisition. Please visit the individual country program pages via the link above for more information. Also feel free to reach out to us with questions!

The ELCA is committed to diversity; individuals from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must be ages 21-29 on or before February 15, 2020. Married applicants must each fill out an application and be married on or before February 15, 2020. The YAGM program provides roundtrip travel to and from the country of service, full room and board, transportation to and from in-country retreats, basic international travelers' health insurance, and a modest, monthly stipend meant to allow volunteers to live at an economic level similar to that of their local community. Student loans are often deferrable, as long as they are federally guaranteed and not through a private loan company. Global Mission provides support in the loan deferment process.

Please note that this is a two-part application. Complete part one of the application on-line by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Part two of the application will be emailed to candidates within days on completing part one.