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Global Justice Volunteers

A short-term volunteer program for young adults aged 18-30

The Global Justice Volunteers program of the General Board of Global Ministries is a short-term service opportunity designed for and by young adults. Participants range in age from 18 to 30. Small teams of volunteers spend 10 weeks of their summer 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. This short-term experience provides young people all over the world, coming from a diverse range of backgrounds, the opportunity to spend their summer in service.

Global Justice Volunteer - Florence Lassayo of Sierre Leone

Florence Kadie Lassayo of Sierra Leone shares about her experience working as
a Global Justice Volunteer in 2011. Florence volunteered with an organization on
Kenya working on issues of HIV and AIDS.

Candidate Application Deadline: March 9, 2012
Participant Notification: April 2012
Program Dates: June 3 - August 8, 2012
Orientation: June 3 - June 9, 2012
Service Internship: June 10 - August 4, 2012
Debriefing and Discernment: August 5 - August 8, 2012 

Summer Term

Location: TBD
Dates:  June 3 - August 8, 2012   

Financial Commitments

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.  

Fundraising is an opportunity for young adults to share with other young adults. Please note that this amount is flexible. Some of you will raise twice the amount, 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.


Application Information

The Candidate Application deadline for the 2012 program is March 9, 2012! Download the Application



GJV Contact Information

Global Justice Volunteer Program
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 320
New York, NY 10115, USA
Email: gjv@gbgm-umc.org