Get Involved

Come be a part of our family at YWAM San José by serving part-time or full-time in any of the ministries we offer!


How can you get involved?


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Join Staff

Come join our YWAM San Jose family by serving part-time or full-time in any of the ministries we offer!

There are many opportunities to get involved here at YWAM San Jose. If you have completed a DTS, you can make a long-term commitment to serve at the base. If you have not completed a DTS, you can come as a Mission Builder (volunteer) for up to 3 months.

Local Volunteer

Volunteering in YWAM San Jose could mean just giving a few hours a week to serve and support an area within YWAM San Jose. Any skill you have could be put to great use inside or outside our base. Volunteering with us is a great way to check out our DTS programs and all our other ministries here at the base.

Bring a team

One of the ways we seek to spread the kingdom of God and transform the nation of Costa Rica is to receive teams from schools, churches, youth groups, businesses and organizations that want to serve on a short-term mission trip.

The following are some of the ministry opportunities we offer:

  • Homes of Hope – which consists of building a house for families with extreme needs.
  • Bible Distribution – which focuses on distributing a Bible for free to each home in Costa Rica.
  • Homeless Ministry – visiting people who live in the streets and support them by providing food and a word of Hope.
  • School Ministry – supporting schools in low-income communities by offering activities such as classroom reconstruction and remodeling, etc.
  • Children’s Home Ministry – Collaborating through various activities with shelters for homeless children.
  • Elderly Home Ministry – Collaborating with elderly homes through various activities.

We accept teams of all ages from around the world with the desire to serve, practice their faith in different ways and experience a unique adventure in another culture. When you join a short-term mission trip all you have to do is get here and our staff will take care of the rest.

We cordially invite you to transform and impact the communities in Costa Rica through these exciting opportunities.

Mission builder

If you have a heart for missions and especially for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) come and join our short-term volunteer program called Mission Builders!

Mission Builders come to help out in various areas of our mission to help “support” the mission wherever needed for up to 3 months. You will sleep, eat and work in our YWAM community and be involved in our weekly meetings (worship & intercession) as a YWAM community. The minimum age requirement is 18 years unless accompanying a parent. So, if you are in good health and able to volunteer from one week to three months of your time, we welcome you to Costa Rica to become a Mission Builder at YWAM San José.

Another objective of the program is to inspire involvement in missions and to encourage God’s direction for further involvement in missions. With this in mind we also allow time for participants to be exposed to other areas of the ministry of Youth With a Mission San José.

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