We are glad your son or daughter is considering serving with GoCorps. We realize you may have some questions and concerns. Please watch this video to hear from our executive director and some alumni about the history of GoCorps, common questions, and how this experience shaped them.
This new season your child is entering into is like no other. We believe it is one of the best times to stretch yourself outside your comfort zone and give yourself to those who need it most. During their time with GoCorps, your son or daughter will participate in some of the most pressing economic, social, and spiritual issues of our time, receive valuable global experience and professional mentoring, learn a new language, and add a unique experience on their resume that sets them apart from their peers.
We look forward to the ways your child will grow personally, spiritually, and professionally through our program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our teams are a safe place for your child to serve. As with anything in life, overseas travel is not guaranteed to be risk free. However, we take every precaution to make sure our Goers are given the safest environment possible in the communities they serve. Goers serve under the direction and supervision of their team leader, and it is these team leaders who are responsible for training and equipping the Goers to live and work safely in the country that they are serving. Most of our team leaders have served for many years in the region, so they are experienced, knowledgable regarding the local culture, political climate and other considerations that need to be taken into account when making decisions for the leadership and safety of their teams.
GoCorps teams are in many different locations around the world and while most of the countries we go to are considered low-risk, we don’t want to limit the gospel to exclude places perceived as more dangerous or risky. Whatever the context, your child’s safety is a priority and necessary steps are taken to provide a safe experience.
GoCorps was established in 2009 as a unique partnership of missions organizations purposed to create a pathway for more Goers. GoCorps began sending Goers in 2010 and has since sent almost 200 recent graduates overseas through our program. However, while this unique partnership has been around for just under a decade, all of our partner organizations that your child will serve through have been around for 55 - 125 years (see our partners here). This rich history and collaboration between well established organizations is one of the things that makes GoCorps a great opportunity for your child.