Step 1: Complete our Pre-Application FormPre-Application Form for GMM
Step 2: Determine your contact person
Option 1- If you live near an Adventist University in the NAD
Talk to the Chaplain or Student Missions Coordinator on campus. They will guide you through the application process and can often provide support with things such as fundraising, loan deferment, scholarships, and training.
Option 2 - If you live within the North American Divison (NAD)
NAD AVS Processing Assistantbenspeegle@nadadventist.org
Option 3 - If you live outside of the North American Division (NAD)
Step 3: Create and complete AVS Application
Begin this step by creating an account at adventistvolunteers.org
Please Note: Read each section carefully as there is a lot of paperwork to submit to the Adventist Volunteer Services (AVS) website.
When you have completed all of the steps (excluding the "Preparation for Mission" course) send an email to your GMM contact, whether that be Julie Norton or Dustin Johnson.
Step 4: Complete 'Preparation for Mission' Course
- Details for this online course will be emailed once you create an AVS account in Step 3.
- Course requirements include writing papers, participating in online forums, and reading a small book.
- Completion time can be as little as 6 hours but the average is 12-15 hours.
- Must be completed in its entirety BEFORE your application can be submitted for consideration.
The Approval Process
Once the above steps are complete, the below approval process can begin and will take 1-3 weeks to complete.
The NAD votes to accept you as a volunteer and then sends it to us to do the same. If we accept you as our volunteer, then the NAD will officially approve of you volunteering for us.
Applicants outside of the NAD:
Your division votes to approve you as a volunteer from their division. Then your application goes to the General Conference (GC) then to us, then back to the GC. You will find out after this point if you have been approved to volunteer on one of our islands. Thank you for your patience.