Short Term Mission Trips

Short term mission trips might only last a few weeks . . . but they could change your life and the lives you serve for a lifetime. If you are out for the summer from college or just have a few days to spare, short term missions are a convenient way to serve when you can’t commit long term.

But don’t let their length fool you.

When you are bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ, when you are feeding the hungry or simply helping the hurting heal . . .

You are making an impact for Him.

From hurting hearts here at home to war struck countries we’ve seldom even heard of, regardless of creed or the language they speak, whether they serve our God or no god . . . we join together to do what we can and bring the life-changing power of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

Read on for more information on short term missions in your area and abroad . . .

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 ESV

International Commission

A group from your church will, at the invitation of a Baptist Church overseas, go to work with them in a week of evangelistic outreach. You may also be involved in construction and remodeling, hospital visits, university outreaches, and more. Baptists only, please.

Maximum Impact Ministries

Our multi-dimensional ministry in South India needs help with outreaches, VBS, medical and dental clinics, orphanages, more. We schedule 3 trips of one to four weeks a year. Attend a pastor’s conference, visit our schools, orphanages and churches. Use whatever skills you have for His glory. Non-Denominational.

Hearts Afire

There are three pillars of our work. The first is Medical Outreach Missions, the second is Evangelical Crusades / Family Missions, and the third is Christian Summer Camp Scholarships. We serve internationally, in countries including Swaziland, Peru, Haiti, Kenya, Philippines, Dominican Republic, Haiti, more.

Pioneers – Japan

We are on a mission with God through church-planting and teaching English as a form of friendship evangelism. We are praying for both short-term (2 years) and longer-term missionaries. We may be the best place for you to serve if God has put Japan on your heart.

Sonrisas Siempre

We operate dental mission trips to Honduras and Ecuador. We have traditionally focused on orphaned children among others, in small villages where dental care is hard to attain. We are open to anyone who is willing to help – dentists, surgeons, dental students, or even non-dental helpers are welcome!

Make A Difference

Make A Difference provides service projects to help the poor, disabled and neglected. We organize volunteers to build homes, repair damaged buildings, remove unsafe structures, distribute food and clothing, mentor youth, shape learning centers and playgrounds and encourage art projects. Spring break and summer projects. We’ve worked in Cuba, Honduras, Bahamas, etc.

When people lose their ability to focus close-up, they lose their income and ability to provide for their families. Restoring that vision is simple and rewarding. No special skill is needed to dispense reading glasses. It’s easy to add these to your mission and makes a dramatic and instant difference in peoples’ lives.

Gallagher Charitable Insurance Services

Gallagher Charitable Insurance Services specializes in providing coverage for overseas missionaries–short-term and career–and insured over 140,000 volunteers in 2010. You can get more information and download an application from their website.

Wycliffe’s Associates

Wycliffe Associates’ goal is to advance the work of Bible translation. People like you help make this possible. We offer several opportunities to use your God given skills to have an immediate impact on new Bible translation starts. To view opportunities please visit our website and explore Volunteer Opportunities.  

Faith Medical Missions

At Faith Medical Missions, we serve impoverished areas to show Christ’s love, providing medicine, eyeglasses, dental care, clothing, food, wound care, and caring smiles to countries in Central America. For our 8 – 14 day trips, we need non-medical people to assist physicians, nurses, dentists. Also need Christian evangelists and interpreters.

Purpose Bound Caribbean

Purpose Bound is a non-profit Christian ministry organization that offers unique Caribbean travel experiences designed to accelerate the spiritual growth of its participants while impacting lives in the islands. Our core experiences are one and two week sailing excursions that combine the elements of a retreat, a mission trip, and a Caribbean adventure living on a […]

Face to Face International

Short term medical, sports, drama, evangelism trips in many nations worldwide, for individuals and groups, from a few days to two or three weeks. Most in the summer, some in fall, winter. Visit countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Turkey, Guatemala, Morocco, Nicaragua, China, Australia, Spain, Thailand, India, Brazil.

Praying Pelican Missions

We specialize in affordable, hassle-free short term trips to Belize and Jamaica. We do the work, you focus on ministry! Any age or group size. No special skills required, just a heart to serve the Lord! Trip dates available all year.

Kingdom Flight

Low-cost mission trips to our Apache Kids Ranch, located between the Apache and Navajo Reservations in beautiful Pinedale, Arizona for youth and adult groups. Children’s ministries, Vacation Bible School, Christmas outreaches, evangelism outreaches and construction projects. Interdenominational.

Hard Hats for Christ

We are a network of volunteers dedicated to telling others the Good News about God’s love, encouraging one another, and among other helps, providing short-term construction, maintenance assistance, and emergency repairs for our client ministries so that they can either expand their ministry or make it more efficient. Domestic and foreign construction and training.

Joliet Diocese Partnership In Mission

Joliet Diocese Partnership in Mission is comprised of several missions providing opportunities in the Philippines, Bolivia, Navajo Nation, and Africa for short term missions of medical, construction, and outreach for people of all ages and a variety of talents and gifts.

Rosedale Community Center/Mission

The Rosedale Community Center/Mission in West Virginia has hosted thousands of mission team workers whose lives have been greatly impacted by their visits and time with us as we serve Christ. Every week of missions is custom-tailored to the needs and resources of team members. God does a unique work in the heart of the workers as […]

FEET Ministries

Five month mobile evangelism teams in Asia, originating in Hong Kong. Music, drama, etc. in large cities and rural villages. Will also host church groups.

Mission Encounters International

MEI has openings for new team members whether new to missional serving or previously experienced. Our team works and lives together on the island of Helene, (Bay Islands, Honduras). Whatever task we do, we engage the MEI mission personally and outwardly. Let’s see if God would add you to our team! MEI serves the people […]

NYC International Project

NYC International Project’s EQUIP is a one-year cross-cultural church planting training in partnership with various missions organizations. Reach out to those groups in New York City who have not been exposed to the gospel.  Work alongside experienced church planters while being trained in cross-cultural ministry and reproducible church planting.

Catalyst Missions

The mission of CATALYST is to encourage Christian mission education, discipleship, and the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through quality short-term mission projects to Nicaragua, Mexico, Ukraine, Tennessee USA, and other parts of the world. See our web site for the timing, schedule and skills required vary based on the project. Light association […]

Corner of Love

We lead 8 and 9 day medical, dental, and vision teams to Nicaragua 3 times each year. You DON’T have to be a licensed provider, although that’s always a plus. If you have love to give, you are equipped to serve. There is a job for everybody of all ages, including families. Based in Washington […]

Building in Youth

Building In Youth is a ministry that coordinates skilled mentors and youth on short-term world-wide mission trips to instruct in construction methods and safety awareness to serve ministries. Various construction skills needed by mentors. Affiliated with Hard Hats for Christ


SIM is an international Christian mission organization with a staff of nearly 3,000 workers from 70 nationalities serving in more than 65 countries. SIM is committed to cultivating multicultural mission movements that respond to need, proclaim the gospel, and equip the Church.