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

True Friend Ministries

We invite you to come to Himachal Pradesh, India, for Mission Trip. You can volunteer by teaching spoken English, evangelism, training Christians and missionaries, medical camp, women and children Ministry, helping the needy etc. Please see our web site for more.


Crosswinds is a Christian Boarding School for troubled teens from the US. A key aspect of our ministry is serving the needs of various communities in Jarabacoa. We actively host short term missions team that provide kids ministry, medical outreach, and sports ministry to Dominican youth and families. We have been blessed with a variety […]

OM SportsLink Ukraine

Opportunities for athletes, trainers and coaches to participate in summer sports camps (kids, Rugby, Soccer, etc.), yearly sport leagues, and other sports-related outreaches and training, in Ukraine. We work with local churches to train and equip them to utilize sports to reach their community for Christ.

International Sports Federation

ISF is a network of Christian athletes, coaches and project coordinators who work with cross-cultural missionaries (mainly Southern Baptist) to share the Gospel through sports – more than a dozen countries each year. Individuals, church groups, college athletic teams, and campus ministries are welcomed.


Mission trips in the Twin Cities for youth, family, and adults in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four types of volunteer opportunities. Training for participants. We also offer young adults the opportunity to travel and serve on a team, spending one week in each of the 48 contiguous states!

Crosspoint Missions

Crosspoint Missions equips people of all ages to obey the “Great Commission” by handling every detail of your short-term mission trip. We also provide many opportunities to obey the “Great Commandment” by sharing the love of Christ with those who are less-fortunate as well as with the people God handpicks to be on your mission […]

Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministry

Good Samaritan Medical and Dental Ministry, a Christian ministry based on the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan. is the largest medical-dental mission organization in Vietnam with five ongoing projects involving direct patient care, emergency medicine training, primary care training, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and the construction of educational facilities.    

Breaking Borders

WANTED: Christ-centered college students, medical students, professionals, and any sold-out “10-40 window” junkie who can’t get enough of being used by God in the most unreached and restricted areas of the world. Join us in reaching Muslims for Christ in North Africa for the glory of God!

Youth With a Mission

Medical Boomerang is a short term opportunity given to medical professionals and allied health professions who want to experience missions. Teams are sent out for 3-4 weeks to a developing nation. Short and longer orientations are offered from Perth to Asia or Africa. Use your skill in a developing nation context, pray for the sick […]

Urban Saints

(UK) Formerly known as Crusaders, we have been reaching out to children and young people in many countries with the good news of Jesus Christ since 1906. We train and mobilize children 14 – 22 year olds. Leaders needed.

El-Shaddai (Missionary) Projects International

Congo River Mission. Outreach to unreached, difficult-to-reach and unattended in Christ Jesus along the banks of the Congo River and tributaries. Very difficult working conditions. You will need: Previous Christian Mission outreach exposure; perseverance and tenacity; medical skills, or repair experience for outboard motors; to be self-funded, physically and mentally fit.

Forever Changed International

Forever Changed International gives missionaries an opportunity to serve the forgotten children of Guatemala City.  Their trips are designed to allow every team member the ability to build relationships with the orphans of  Dories Promise Guatemala.  

Hill Voice of Christ

Greetings in Christ’s name from Bangladesh! We are a family of believers seeking God’s kingdom to be established here in Chittagong Hill, Bangladesh. We are in need of regular outside mission team helpers and individuals who desire fellowship. Wishing you all the best. Please email for more information:

Laborers Together International

Trips to the Netherlands, Belgium, and possibly Germany, where you will help in various forms of ministry, such as working in a soup kitchen, delivering food packages to the poor, and ministering in churches and home groups.

Harvest Ministries Of Minnesota

We partner with a church in Reynosa Mexico, assisting them in all aspects of ministry. You train your church group to be effective communicators of the gospel through whatever methods you choose, and we manage all arrangements: travel, housing, ministry sites, food, etc. Trips year round (Christmas and Spring break, etc.)

East-West Ministries International

Join East-West Ministries International on one of more than 50 short-term mission trips focused primarily on evangelism outreach. Additional opportunities are available for children’s ministry, “Business for Transformation” (B4T), and medical missions. We also have more than 200 long-term missionary openings, plus internships for college students or recent graduates. Training, including outreach skills, cultural adaptation, […]

Global Aid Network (GAiN USA)

Students in health care studies, please join us on short-term mission trips around the world, including medical missions. The common thread of each trip is caring for hurting and needy people through compassionate aid while proclaiming the Good News of Christ. Affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ. Each year hundreds of volunteer participants join us […]

South East Asia Mission Teams

Teams of 5 to 8 people go into all the countries of South East Asia (except Singapore and the Philippines) on 10 day prayer treks. Works to “recruit, equip, send, and assist missionary teams that effectively preach the gospel and successfully plant churches among the least reached people groups of South East Asia” (including Malaysia, […]

Make A Difference

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.

Homes from the Heart

Join us in Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala! Immerse yourself in a new culture, meet a vibrant community, and help build a home for a family without a decent place to live. On days off, choose from exciting tourism options like surfing lessons, zip lining, and artisan markets.

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.

Open Air Campaigners International

Share your faith through open air preaching, relationships, puppets, drama, mime, and music. Minister on streets, beaches, in factories, schools, ships, hospitals and retirement homes. In cities around the USA, and in Europe, India, Pacific, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Canada.

New Vision Urban Missions

New Vision Urban Missions offers year-round short-term urban mission trips.  They host groups of 15 to 100 from all over the U.S. Mission teams expand the ministry and partnerships of New Vision Christian Fellowship.  This multi-ethnic outreach oriented urban church is located in San Diego, Ca.

Aids Orphans & Street Children

Worldwide, there are an estimated 16 million AIDS Orphans. Of that number, 11.6 million live in sub-Saharan Africa (that’s over 77%). The vision and goal of AOSC is to provide for children whose parents have died of the HIV/AIDS virus, and children or widows who do not have a sustaining family. Of course our ultimate […]

Engineering World Health

(Not necessarily Christian) Overseas summer programs for American undergrad and graduate students to teach usage, repair instruments and help with other aspects of biomedical engineering. (Academic credit and financial assistance may be arranged.) Intensive one month training program at The University of Costa Rica in San Jose. Other short term trips enable biomedical professionals and […]