Three years after a flood in Detroit, disaster response volunteers help a homeowner cope with black mold.
short-term service, long-term impact
In just one or two weeks, you can have significant impact on individual lives through a short-term mission trip. We offer trips for student, family, and adult groups in partnership with RCA missionaries and mission partners.
God-centered: We provide spiritual resources to help your group members engage in God's Word and process what God is doing in and through them during the mission trip.
Leader-focused: We know that leading a mission trip can be a daunting task, so we provide training and support for team leaders to help them feel prepared and be more effective.
Church-connected: We provide ideas to engage your congregation with the work of the mission team and can help your church develop an overall volunteer engagement strategy.
Comprehensive support: Our team will support you in every aspect of planning and coordinating your experience, including site selection, fundraising, training, spiritual resources, online tools, and more.
Stories about Volunteers in the RCA
When a crucial need arose in Fellowship Reformed Church’s community, one member rallied her church to meet it.
For Carissa Buurstra, it was the adventure of a lifetime. For her father, pastor Todd Buurstra, it was a chance to do mission while expanding the horizons of young people in his congregation.
As Bruce and Laurie Hawley retire, hybrid disaster response sites build on their work.
If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.
Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Placement Specialist
Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.