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Young Adults in Global Mission 2024

The ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program is ready for new volunteers! The YAGM team must find the next cohort of young Christians ready to step out into the future. Do you know one? If you know such a young adult, aged 21 to 35, this is the time to reach out. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis, year-round. Those who apply by February 1 will be considered for the service year beginning the following August. Priority will be given to those who apply before January 15.

Talk personally to these young people about what this opportunity will mean for their faith, identity, career and understanding of God’s work in the world.

YAGM volunteers who apply by February 1, 2024, will begin their service in August 2024.

Through YAGM young adults learn what it means to serve in a spirit of accompaniment as they walk alongside global church companions. They’ll become immersed in a new community and form deep relationships. And they’ll confront poverty, racial privilege, gender privilege, globalization and economic disparity, all through the lens of faith. Learn more at

Young adults will find relevant opportunities for professional experience, including work in:

Health and human rights: health care, HIV and AIDS, homelessness, immigration and refugees.
Education: fine arts, youth education, childhood education, working with people living with disabilities.
Environmental justice: agriculture and farming, development, environment.
Professional support: office work, communication, technology, finance.
Congregational ministry: children’s ministry, Christian education, youth ministry, congregational ministry, camp ministry.

Around the world, host families, churches, workplaces and communities are ready to welcome YAGM volunteers.

Don’t wait — spread the word and share this message now!