We're excited you want to go and serve Young Life! Each summer we offer one to two Open Teams per international division designed for people without a team of their own. Our Expeditions are typically designed for 18 years and above with the exception of the U.S. Expeditions. However, we do make exceptions based on level of maturity and Young Life involvement. So if you are a junior or senior in high school and would like to apply for an we will need two references including one from a Young Life staff. If you don't see an opportunity below that works for your schedule or desired location there may be a way to add you to a group already on the calendar. Complete this individual inquiry form and let us your preferences.Also we're excited to announce Young Life Alumni & Friends and Young Life Expeditions are teaming up to offer Encounters — a few spectacular Expeditions planned annually for those who've had a touch with Young Life past or present the opportunity to go, see and engage with Young Life in a bucket list destination. Check out our Alumni & Friends Encounter Page here.
2017 OPEN TEAMS (click on the country name for more information)
Serve alongside Ethiopian Young Life staff and leaders as work crew at a Young Life Africa outreach camp.
Serve alongside Colombian Young Life staff and leaders as work crew at a Vida Joven outreach camp.
Serve India Young Life staff and leaders and put on a summer camp in Jaipur, India.
Serve alongside Kenyan Young Life staff and leaders as work crew at a Young Life Africa outreach camp.
Serve on summer staff for Young Life Spain's summer camp.
Ukraine: June 10 - 18, 2017
Serve with Young Life Ukraine leaders at summer camps to kids of all ages including orphans, those with special needs and young moms and babies through YoungLives,
Standing Rock Reservation: August 4 - 13, 2017
Serve kids and families on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.
There are some specific individual volunteer job needs at a few of our international camps linked here.
Family camp opportunity in Nicaragua - July 15 - 20, 2017. Click here for more details.
Each applicant can apply for up to three Expeditions.
- Please apply at the button below. This takes you to our Managed Missions internal trip coordination and fundraising system. You'll need to choose the corresponding trip code as described in the various Expeditions linked above.
- Your application will be approved pending accepted references and received deposit.
- A minimum of one reference from a Young Life staff or long time volunteer is required. If you are not involved with Young Life please give two references from a pastor, mentor or an employer. Family members as references do not count!
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