Volunteering abroad and high school exchanges are an excellent way for teens and high school students under age 18 to learn about other cultures, build new interests, and of course—do some good. We'll use Hailey's experience volunteering abroad to learn about the process of finding a teen travel program, the importance of safety for teens volunteering overseas, and recommendations for specific under age 18 volunteer programs, including service trips to Cuba, which are becoming extremely popular now. Safety is naturally a big concern for parents who are thinking about letting their teens volunteer abroad and finding a program that caters to teens and has robust volunteer safety practices in place is critical in researching programs.
By Doug Franklin May 25, Choosing mission trips for teens can be a daunting task. With so many great and unique organizations to research and choose from, finding the right trip can easily become an overwhelming, high-pressure experience.
Short-term mission trips are meaningful for everyone. Especially for middle and high schoolers. Short-term trips allow students to serve around their school schedule.
Volunteering internationally is gaining popularity with teenagers- but many travel with a religious organization. Fortunately, Global Leadership Adventures offers mission trips for teens without any religious affiliation! These trips focus on meaningful service work and pair cultural activities and adventures alongside volunteering.
What if there was an experience that could open your eyes, soften your heart, and turn you into an empowered servant of God? For thousands of people, this experience is what they voluntarily sign up for on a yearly basis. In the United States alone, thousands of groups will embark on a Jesus-centered, life-changing mission trip.
A pioneer in short-term missionsTeen Missions exists to launch teens, preteens, adults, and children into lifetime missions involvement by training and mobilizing them to make an eternal worldwide impact now. Training activities include a timed Obstacle Course as well as classes in Bible, spiritual, and practical survival skills. Work teams learn learn how to perform basic construction by hand.
Reach beyond yourself, and grab onto an exciting hands-on service opportunity at one of many mission experiences across the country. Our three partner organizations do the planning, while Missouri churches sign-up to attend youth mission trips for teens to locations like California, Florida, Colorado, and internationally. Depending on the wants and needs of your youth group, mission work can vary from relationship building to building a house.
Every year over 15, people choose to take mission trips with IVHQ. Taking a mission trip enables you to serve a community abroad, while immersing yourself in a foreign culture and discovering a deeper sense of yourself. With highly affordable program fees and over 10 years of experience in facilitating international mission trips, IVHQ is proud to be the organization of choice for thousands of individuals and groups looking to take short-term mission trips.
Read our full Affiliate Disclosure here. There is great character-building, resume-building, and faith-building value to teenage volunteer summer program. Volunteer opportunities for high school students also help them develop time management skills, encourage them to reach out to others, and foster a greater sense of compassion.
Mission trips for teenagers to communities across the U. Watch the Video. Mission trips for teenagers are an incredible way to grow in leadership, expand your faith, and seek God in new ways. Fill out an interest form for a specific community and we'll help you find the right service opportunity for your teen group.