You don't have to be a graduating university senior to apply. GoCorps is a pathway designed for singles in their 20s. University graduates or those with a combination of work experience and/or education equivalent to a university degree between the ages of 20-29 may apply.
In most cases, it is possible for GoCorps goers to host visitors (family and/or friends) while they are serving.
Yes, dating is allowed. In general, Goers are allowed to date while they are on the field. Because each partnering organization has slightly different policies on dating and other items that affect serving within a team context, the specifics should be discussed with the person who is doing your interview.
If you are interested in going overseas for a couple years to serve among the global and spiritual poor, then we encourage you to apply. Filling out an application is not a commitment to go. Instead, it is an affirmation that you are open and interested in seeing if serving overseas may be your next step. The application and interview process is designed to help both you and us discern if serving overseas is a good fit for you in this next season of life. Going overseas and serving in missions is not easy and requires preparation and readiness in a variety of areas. We believe wholeheartedly that the application process with GoCorps will be a very helpful experience to you, either confirming your readiness and calling to serve globally as your next step, or helping you understand other potential next steps.
For all of our GoCorps positions, you don’t have to be an American citizen to work with GoCorps, but you do have to have a work permit or work visa to work legally in the United States. Even though you’d be based outside of the USA for your two years of service, you would technically be employed by an American NGO. Our partnering organizations are NOT able to secure a work visa for you, so potential applicants should ensure they have this in place before they apply.
Yes! If you are married (or soon to be married), you can be Goers with GoCorps. All of our sending partners require that married couples are married for 1 year before moving overseas. That means, the best time to apply for a GoCorps placement is in the year after your wedding. If you have already been married for more than a year and are in your twenties and are interested in serving through GoCorps, we invite you to apply right away.
When looking for sending partners, we are looking for organizations that have a strong commitment to reaching the least reached and have a history and reputation of effective ministry, staff and organizational health. As we come into contact with potential partners, first we assess their specific vision and heart for recent grads and for the role of mid-termers; those that make two year commitments that may or may not stay longer. Then we talk about specific teams and locations that might be a fit for recruitment. We partner with organizations that have a strong commitment to developing the Goers and have experience and a desire to work with twenty-somethings. In the process, we go through a series of conversations to determine their readiness to receive new applicants for their mid-term options.
The selection of the specific teams and team leaders that we partner with is just as important to the selection of the org. We have 10 key criteria that we look for, with the most important being who the team leader is, their giftedness and experience in leadership and on the field.
No, you do not need to have a university degree to be eligible for a GoCorps placement. If you do not have a university degree, you must be at least 20 years old and have work and/or education experience that equips you for the track of service you are applying for.