The Presbyterian Mission Agency welcomes and encourages volunteers in many offices and ministries. We are glad to assist you with finding the right fit for your interests. Below are some opportunities to get you started.
Learn about the Code of Conduct, a challenge for those in the tourism industry, the Red Hand project targeting child soldiers, or participate in the campaign for Fair Food.
Equipping for Mission Involvement is the office of Presbyterian World Mission that assists organizations and people with creating mission trips. You can find more information on their web page.
Volunteers work with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in many ways, including going to the site of a natural disaster and assisting on the ground with cleanup and distribution of basic necessities. Find out more here.
The Young Adult Volunteer program is a one year service opportunity for young adults from 19 to 30 years. YAVs live in intentional Christian community, deepening and developing their faith while serving alongside partners in sites across the United States and around the world. YAVs serve for one academic year, August to July, as they explore God’s calling in their lives.
The Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C., connects Presbyterians to ways to impact U.S. government policy. Those ways include writing letters or emails to members of Congress, serving as an intern in the Office of Public Witness and attending events.
Among other options, Presbyterian congregations are invited to participate in our Earth Care Congregation program, which provides ideas and activities for churches that want to be faithful stewards of the planet.
Many congregations have active Presbyterian Women’s groups; PW also operates in presbyteries and synods, as well as at the churchwide level. Presbyterian Women groups select their own emphases, as well as whether commitments are short- or long-term. Find out what PW groups near you are doing and join in!
A list of service opportunities by state, of special interest to young adults.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program also offers a number of opportunities to volunteer and get engaged in ministry.
Be sure to check out ways to become actively involved in your own community and the world through your own congregation!