Short-Term Volunteer Application

Welcome to the PAOC's Short-Term Volunteer Application Process for participants travelling from 2 - 8 weeks.

We're glad you found us, and excited about your plans to participate in mission!

Please work through the following pages carefully, making sure you complete every step and each form.

If you have any questions about the Global Volunteer Application Process, we’d be happy to answer those questions in your interview.

We look forward to getting to know you through this process.

Helping you go,

Manager of Global Volunteers, PAOC International Missions

Your Instructor

Matt Janes
Matt Janes

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get through the application process?
Usually a few weeks, but it depends on how quickly you complete the forms and make the Application Fee payment. If there's any kind of delay, 9x/10 it's because we're waiting for your references to complete their form.
What if I don't know where I'm going - should I still apply?
Yes! Our application process gets the Destination Work going. If you don't know where you want to go, apply now so that we can begin finding that ideal fit for your mission.
How long do I have to complete my application?
Take as long as you'd like. It is a completely self-paced application process - you decide when you start and when you finish. If you're itching to #leaveyourchurch and #getouttatown then hunker down and git 'er dun.
How many weeks is training and where is it held?
It takes 4-6 weeks to complete our Global Volunteer training course. Good news...you can stay at home and keep your pyjamas on: the course is all online here in Teachable and the reviews take place on a video call app called Zoom.

Get started now!