short-term mission


Looking for ideas for a short-term mission trip with your group? Below are some organizations who are looking for help and would appreciate your service! 

If your organization would like to host short-term groups, please contact the Short-Term Coordinator.


Arctic Mission Adventure - Alaska

Arctic Mission Adventure is the Missions Department of the Alaska Conference. It covers the majority of the remote and bush territory of Alaska--over 450,000 sq. miles. Village populations range from 30 to over 8,000. Arctic Mission's sole priority is Jesus.

Mission Trip & Outposts:

  • Short-Term (7-10 days) - VBS, Day Camps, Construction, Evangelism, etc.
  • Medium (6-8 weeks) - Summer programs and internships, both paid and volunteer.
  • Long-Term (3-6 years) - Live in a village and serve the people.

Goals & Objectives:

Each Village Outpost is to become a "Center of Influence" for spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical healing. AMA's purpose is to assist each village in developing a vision for their local context of inviting each community member into a growing relationship with Jesus through the help of mission volunteers, pastors and lay volunteers; to teach, minister, and address the "felt needs" of each community through community relationship building.

Contact: Tandi Perkins

Refugees in North America

We have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those displaced and finding a home in our country. The contacts below will give you more information on how you or a group can get involved in serving this population here in North America with short-term and long-term opportunities!

F.R.E.E. - Clarkston, GA

(Friends of Refugees Providing Education and Empowerment)

Contact: Kelli Czakowski


NAD Refugee & Immigrant Ministries

Contact: Terri Saelee


This Seventh-day Adventist boarding school serves Native American youth, and is located in Holbrook, AZ.




Exterior painting/siding

Finish work/carpentry

Drywall repair

Sidewalk repair

Spiritual meetings if coordinated with the pastor

Group Size:
Can accommodate groups of up to 50 people.
Lodging is in guest rooms and the dorm  rec rooms.  There are 50 twin mattresses for mission guests.  Food is provided in the cafeteria.

$15/day per person for meals and lodging, plus 50% or more of the material costs of your chosen project.

Contact: David Dickerson

928.524.6845 Ext. 225

La Vida Mission is a Seventh-day Adventist K-12 boarding school that provides Christian education to the Navajo people of northwest New Mexico.


1. Refurbish Clinic Bathroom

Flooring whirlpool shower, toilet, sink. Cost: $5,000

2. Expand Church Fellowship Hall

Remove wall, drywall, tape and texture, repair floor. Cost: $500

3. Repair/Replace Church Tile Roof

Experienced tile roofer needed.

4. Re-purpose Quonset Building from Storage to Auto & Wood Shop - Cost: $12,000

5. New Mechanic's Shop Needs Electricity

Electrician needed. Cost: About $3,000

6. Painting, Cleaning, Weeding

Need laborers only, no cost.

Group Size:

Can accommodate groups of up to 35+ people.


Can house 35+ people in 3 guest houses (with kitchens). Lunch and supper provided for $5 per meal. Breakfast can be supplied if needed.


Meals are $5.00 per person. Help with fundraising for projects is also appreciated.

Contact: Steve Gillham


Chinle SDA School

Chinle Seventh-day Adventist School is operated by Holbrook Indian School and is located in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. Chinle has a school and church and can take up to about 20 mission guests at a time. Contact David Dickerson to find out more details on projects and cost estimates.

Contact: David Dickerson

928.524.6845 Ext. 225

Chinle Adventist School website

Maricopa Village Christian School

This is a Seventh-day Adventist school which serves the Native American community of the Gila River Indian Reservation near Phoenix, Arizona. Contact Al Chatman for more information on project ideas, accommodations, and cost estimates.

Contact: Al Chatman


Adventist Heritage Ministries

This ministry seeks to share the hope of Jesus and His return by preserving four Adventist historical sites in the U.S. - in Massachusetts, New York, and Michigan.


  • Maintenance
  • Painting
  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Yard-work

Contact: Markus Kutzschbach

International trips

bahamas - hurricane dorian relief

Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas with Category 5 winds early September 2019, causing 60 deaths, with hundreds missing and billions of dollars in damages. Professional counselors, doctors, nurses, and professional care-givers are needed to attend to the emotional and medical needs of evacuees of Abaco and Bahama Island. They will be working alongside a team from ADRA International, running clinics in Nassau, and later in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

20 volunteers needed.

CLICK HERE for more information on Adventist Volunteer Service.

Philippines - 2020

At the invitation of the Northern Luzon Mission, seven mission trips are planned for 2020 to Northern Philippines to assist with medical work. Volunteers need at least one year of college in a pre-med, pre-dental, or other health-related field. The trip organizer, Jay Coon, has been helping to coordinate both long-term and short-term volunteer mission work in this area for the last 18 years. Groups or individuals are welcome.

Individuals: Apply as short-term volunteer through Adventist Volunteer Service. Click on dates below for AVS call links.

Groups: Follow Short-Term Group process

Maximum capacity of 25 Assistant Health Workers for each trip:

Contact: Jay Coon

ADRA Connections

ADRA Connections is an exciting opportunity to experience ADRA projects first hand through short-term mission trips. Click HERE to discover a variety of options to fit the skills, budget, and passions of your group!

Cuba, Guyana, COlombia

There are several projects in these countries that could use the assistance of a mission trip group, according to the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. For more information, contact the IAD Volunteer Coordinator, Janelle Scantlebury.

ContactJanelle Scantlebury

(305) 403 4700