Short-Term-Mission (STM)

IM offers volunteer opportunities around the world.

Our short-term and extended short-term volunteers serve alongside many of our global servants and in-country partners in areas where we have been invited to serve. The Short-Term Mission team prepares volunteers before they depart the US for their cross-cultural experiences to try to be the best ambassadors of the Gospel, best of God’s light of truth, mercy, hope and love around the world. As an accredited member of the Standards of Excellence (SOE), IM abides by the “7-Standards of Excellence” code of best practice for Short-Term Mission sending agencies.

Below is information on getting started as a volunteer. The first step is to inquire via our online form but please don’t hesitate to contact the STM office at if you have questions.


GROUPS please complete the online inquiry form

INDIVIDUALS without a specific area, or ministry in mind complete the online inquiry form


After completing an initial inquiry form, you will be contacted by a member of our Short-Term Mission team to discuss next steps, receive information about dates, forms, and other details. We are here to help facilitate the process of responding to God’s call to serve cross-culturally. All adult volunteers, (18 years and older) will be required to process a background check as part of the online application process with the Short-Term Mission Office.

Please note that a $45 per person registration fee is required for all volunteers who decide to register with the STM office before they travel to serve alongside IM global servants and/or partners. This registration fee is an important step to complete as part of the registration process and will be due before any forms can be submitted. The process needs to start as early as possible and must be completed (fee and all forms submitted and approved) 30 days prior to departure. This application fee provides pre-trip orientation sessions, post-trip debriefings, assistance with trip planning, organization and budget planning, free background application, cross-cultural preparation, spiritual accompaniment, medical evacuation & repatriation insurance, in-country logistics and the assurance that a sending agency is part of the safety net in an ever-changing world.


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Resources for Short-Term Mission Trips