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

AKINA Community Church

Opportunities for all to reach the 33,000 Native American in the Twin Cities area (Minneapolis, MN). This is the highest concentration of Native Americans in an urban setting. Most any skill level would be appreciated. (Assembly of God affiliation)

SOE: U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission

SOE seeks to improve the quality of Christian short-term mission experiences as it provides general information, a network of over 80 member organizations, a bibliography, and other resources. If you are thinking about a mission trip, visit its website and its many links.

Mission of Hope – Hawaii

Working to provide periodic free medical services and preventive education to the villages in the Islands of Samoa. We invite those with medical skills and ANYONE who wants to Pray and Share the Love of Jesus Christ with those in need. Affiliated with The Missionary Church International.

Appalachian Mountain Heritage Missions

(Minimum group of 10) We provide missions opportunities for individuals and groups worldwide. Our premier location in the U.S. is in the Appalachian Mountains, specifically in the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains of rural eastern Tennessee. We operate year round and desire to make your missions experience a fruitful and blessed one. You tell us […]

Lifetree Adventures

If you have a heart for service and desire to make your One Life count, then Lifetree Adventures has the international mission trip for you. We partner with strong, local ministries in 15 countries to ensure long-term impact. Families, students, youth groups – all are welcome on our spring, summer, and fall mission experiences.

Reach Ministries International (Reach Workcamps)

Reach Mission Trips: Your All-Inclusive Youth Mission Trip Experience Our goal is to create Jesus-centered mission trips for Junior High and High School students which allows the youth to serve families in need through significant home repairs while taking one step closer to Jesus in their personal walk with Him.

Buckner International

Provides residential programs for at-risk children and families; short-term missions opportunities to serve orphans in more than nine countries around the world; church collaborations; child mentorships; foster care and adoption programs domestically and internationally. Children’s summer camp counselors recruited from colleges and universities. Baptist affiliation.

Chisomo Idea

Chisomo Idea is an asset-based community development organization that inspires, trains, and deploys the young generation to make a difference in under-resourced communities. We are a group of ordinary friends from around the world devoted to carrying one another’s burdens and using our gifts, talents, and resources to make a sustainable difference in impoverished African communities.

American Indian Mission, Inc. Southwest Region

Adopt a camp, VBS, work project, etc. on a multi-year basis. We’re planning more youth sports camps, music camps, wilderness camps, and horsemanship camps with Native teens. We do evangelism, youth & children’s ministry, handyman work, office skills, more. Places for part-time or full-time adult volunteers, tent-makers, and retirees.

World Impact – Los Angeles

Our purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities. We minister God’s love cross-culturally in the inner city of Los Angeles to people unreached by the Gospel using evangelism, follow-up, discipleship and leadership training, and indigenous church-planting. Short and long term volunteers needed!

PresAID Uganda

Teams of pastors, water / civil engineers, medical personnel, enterpreneurs, child-care specialist and others, is the most appropriate way to implement our holistic approach of meeting physical felt needs as a means to spiritual life. Affiliated with First Presbyterian Church In Uganda (Not necessarily with Presbyterian groups in the USA)

RP Missions

Partnering with churches to SERVE Christ, PROCLAIM the gospel of Jesus Christ, and DISCIPLE men, women and children. Short term trips to USA (Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania), Canada, Cyprus, France, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Japan,  Taiwan, Costa Rica, Australia. Affiliated with Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.

SEED – Summer Engineering Experience in Development

SEED-Engineering students and professionals join 3-month global service projects to improve the lives of people in underserved communities. Water supply and quality, information and communication technology (ICT) education, renewable energy development, and food processing/ storage. (Not necessarily Christian)


Primarily serving in Africa and Asia, mPower trains Christians to be community dental health workers for the purpose of sharing the gospel in developing countries. They also organize short-term trips with a special emphasis on dentistry.

African Children’s Mission

(Kenya, Uganda) We need individuals who are called of God to serve in any of the following capacities for career or short-term assignments: School teacher, agriculturist, Bible teacher, evangelist, administrator, office manager, teacher, accountant, IT specialist, vocational skills, children’s worker, medical personnel, carpenter, engineer, or anyone with willing heart and hands. Call 205 620-4937

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Argentina

Join Jesus Film Mission Trips to Argentina as we visit Buenos Aires, the beautiful capital city, considered a top tourist destination featuring European-style architecture. We plan a variety of activities in Buenos Aires including pastoral training and speaking with university students. On an excursion trip, we will venture into the mountains and show the JESUS film. […]

Mission to Reach

One-week and longer trips to very poor area of Mexico (areas around Ciudad Victoria, 228 miles south of Brownsville, Texas). Door-to-door, children, building homes, VBS, more.

The Sowers International

Teach English in Thailand! A Christian-run school seeks Christians to teach pronunciation and conversational English to Muslim students. Commitment 1 month – 1 year. Perfect for college students or those who have recently graduated. Organizes teams of individuals or church groups for ministry in Mainland China (orphanage, English teaching), Philippines (community development, Muslims), Guatemala (Children’s […]

Kristian Missionaries of Afrika

Kristian Missionaries of Afrika is a movement of christians fully committed to executing God’s End-Time Project on earth, i. e., Preaching the Gospel to all nations but with particular emphasis on Unreached People Groups of Africa. We seek to enter into viable partnership wwith christian organizations, youth groups and Missions-minded individuals to take the Gospel […]

Medical Servants International

Medical Servants International is an all-volunteer organization.  As physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other medical care professionals, it is our privilege to use our medical skills to help spread the Good News of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. Need volunteers for a short-term medical mission trip to Nepal (October 21 – November 01, 2015)    

Mustard Seed Communities

Mustard Seed Communities began in 1978 an impoverished community on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, as a home for a handful of abandoned and disabled children. Today we serve young adults and families include children and young adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS and teen mothers along with their babies in Jamaica, Nicaragua and the Dominican […]

New Hope International

Short term youth and orphan camps in Romania (youth, singles, families camps), Hungary (children’s camp), Slovakia (children’s camp), Czech Republic (English camp), and Ukraine (VBS, orphan camp, youth conference) for church groups. Familiarization tours of Central and Eastern Europe.

Engineering Ministries International

Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Engineering Ministries International (EMI) is a non-profit Christian development organization comprised of engineers, architects, and design professionals who donate their skills to help children and families in the developing world escape poverty.  They have helped construct orphanages, churches, and Christian camps.  They organize short and long-term missions trips, and offer […]

IMPACT Florida

A hands-on home repair mission agency for student groups to put faith into action. Four and 6 day trips include housing, food, worship small group discipleship, and construction materials. The easiest mission trip you can ever take your group on! Come to Florida and be the hands and feet of God.