You will have the opportunity to serve in some of the least reached places of the world, learn skill sets that include language acquisition, cultural sensitivity, leadership development, multi-cultural teamwork and living missionally. Further benefits of GoCorps service include:
>> An expedited process to go from application to overseas in less than seven months (versus the average of 18-24 months)
>> A single application form that works for all partnering organizations
>> Student loan forgiveness of $5000
GoCorps is for young adults in their 20s.
For each of the GoCorps tracks of service, your motivation, commitment to service, passion for Christ and a posture of humility are the primary requirements. Previous missions and cross cultural experience or Christian service is helpful. Teamwork, flexibility, and a positive attitude are all important for success overseas. GoCorps offers ten different tracks through which you could use your gifts and abilities to serve globally:
- University Outreach
Absolutely. All Goers participate in GoCorps Orientation Week (GoWeek) as their first step toward going overseas after they've received their overseas placement assignment. This is where you will receive training in raising your funds and your sending team. You will also receive additional location and track specific training through your sending organization. Once on the field, each GoCorps Goer will receive ongoing training throughout their two years of service.
In order to apply for a GoCorps placement, you must:
1. Be between the ages of 21-30
2. Have either:
A. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university OR
B. Work and/or education experience that equip you for the track of service you area applying for
3. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
GoCorps accepts applicants from all academic majors, programs, and professional backgrounds and experiences.
In some ways, GoCorps is similar to the Peace Corps in that we are recruiting young leaders to serve globally among the poor. Both agencies are committed to service, offering challenging and rewarding full-time service assignments overseas. While Peace Corps volunteers serve for two years in humanitarian positions, GoCorps goers are placed to serve with teams of other believers for Christian service. GoCorps assignments are full-time for two years with the opportunity to renew after the two years.
GoCorps' mission is to provide a pathway for the emerging generation to engage in mid-term missions using their gifts, abilities and passions among the least reached and the global poor. GoCorps exists to help recent grads of all majors to engage in the two great injustices of the least reached:
- First, there are still 1.6 billion least reached peoples that have little or no access to the good news of Jesus Christ.
- Second, these 1.6 billion unreached people also make up 95% of the poorest of the poor on our planet.
Through enabling graduates of all majors to give two years to serve among the poor and the least reached, GoCorps is raising up a new generation of global christians who live missionally and are finding their role in the great commission.
GoCorps is a partnership of leading missions agencies that recruits, trains and sends recent university grads of all majors to serve two year global service placements. GoCorps is a on-ramp to the nations through which recent grads in their 20s can apply in the and be on the field in six months. Throughout the application and acceptance process, we will help you determine your readiness and which GoCorps' track is best suited for you. GoCorps is designed to help you connect with a strategic overseas placement among the least reached through one of several effective and strategic partnering missions sending organizations.