Young Adults in Global Mission Volunteer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-796085
    • Job Location: International, OPE
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 05, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: September 14, 2022
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Job Description:

Applications for the coming service year open on November 1st, 2021. There will be a priority deadline on January 15th, 2022, with a final deadline on February 1st, 2022. No further applications will be received after this day.

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 the 2022-2023 service year, country programs are projected to be: Argentina & Uruguay, Cambodia, Central Europe, Jerusalem/West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal, and the United Kingdom. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the continued uncertainties presented by COVID-19, country programs for the 2022-2023 service year are subject to change.

Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and human rights, congregational ministry, education, environmental justice, and professional support & communications. 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.

All applicants will receive a response by the end of February, 2022. Specific country assignments are made at the mandatory Discernment-Interview-Placement (DIP) event, which will take place digitally this year, on March 24th-27th, 2022.

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

Experience and Skills:

A college degree is not required for entry into the Young Adults in Global Mission program. However, some country programs do require a college degree for 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 the first day of the Discernment Interview Placement event; March 24th, 2022. Married applicants must each fill out an application and be married before March 24th, 2022. The YAGM program provides roundtrip travel to and from the country of service, all domestic (U.S. based) events, 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 and guidance 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.