Volunteer Ministries

Changing our communities and the world.

UCC Volunteer Engagement is part of the Global
H.O.P.E. Team of UCC Wider Church Ministries.
Groups and individuals can connect with U.S. host
sites and access preparation and post-service
commitment materials.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
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Young Adult Fellowship Programs

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Partners in Service

Partners in Service coordinates a volunteer, a nonprofit site of service, and the National Setting as a three-part engagement in service. The program increases the service capacity of the partner host organizations, provides leadership development and the opportunity for volunteers to use gifts and skills.

Mission Trip Opportunities

Short-term, intensive volunteer experiences for groups. Explore Disaster Recovery Mission Trips, Service Learning Mission Trips and Justice Immersion Experiences. For additional recent information, click here for safety suggestions and Guidelines for Volunteering During COVID.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

See the latest Partner in Service and mission trip opportunities.

Latest Volunteer Stories & Videos

I will never forget Tuck

Being an intern at QC Family Tree via Summer Communities of Service has been one of the most…

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An unexpected journey

When I first decided to join Summer Communities of Service (SCOS), I must admit that I was wary. I…

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This summer was about saying YES

I must admit, my SCOS internship experience started off rocky. I was emotional, homesick,…

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Feature Story

Elizabeth Moser, left, and Sarah Marburger, right, assemble CWS Welcome Backpacks. Their church, Longswamp UCC in Mertztown, Pa., is confirmed to be the first anywhere to apply for and receive a UCC $250 Kits Match Grant to assemble the new backpacks. Total backpacks assembled: 14. Photo by Jill Shade, used with permission.

New CWS Period Packs, Backpacks are UCC Match Grant-eligible

Church World Service has two new Kits: Welcome Backpacks and Period (Menstrual Hygiene) Packs. And UCC congregations assembling them and all other CWS Kits may apply to the UCC for $250 Match Grants. The grant is to help them stretch their own contributions of these essential supplies.

Fellowship Programs

Summer Service Learning Fellowships for Young Adults

This is a leadership development program for young adults aged 19 and above. It focuses on intersecting faith communities, service and justice advocacy.

Young Adult Service Fellowships

Academic year length leadership development programs for young adults aged 21-35. Fellowships are sponsored by UCC congregations and Volunteer Ministries and provide unique opportunities to gain pre-professional experience in humanitarian and social justice agencies.

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Please contact Danielle Hickman directly at (hickmand@ucc.org), for more information.