Pay it forward for Young Adults in Global Mission! Through the #YAGMForward campaign, you can help bolster this ministry at a key moment in its history, paying it forward for the next cohort of volunteers.
Your support is especially needed right now. While YAGM is unable to send volunteers due to COVID-19 this year, the vital work of this program continues as YAGM country coordinators partner with our global companions during a pandemic. We need your help to sustain and strengthen the YAGM program for the present and the future.
Give a gift to Young Adults in Global Mission in honor of the YAGM United Kingdom country program today. Our goal is to raise $15,000, and you can help us get there! Your gifts will help ensure that this church can continue to accompany our companions, uplift leaders and be church for the sake of the world.
About the YAGM United Kingdom Country Program
YAGM volunteers serving in the United Kingdom work alongside the ELCA’s longstanding ecumenical partner Time for God. This international charity supports volunteers from around the world who commit to a year of service accompanying a variety of organizations — congregations, community groups, youth programs and more. The first YAGM volunteers were sent into ministry in the United Kingdom in 1999.
Along with building community among other YAGM volunteers, those serving in the U.K. also have the opportunity to develop relationships with other Time for God volunteers through training and retreats. Volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings, from urban to rural, getting involved in their local communities. Serving in the U.K. provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to reflect on the Lutheran identity through a foundation of ecumenical relationship. Time for God’s wide range of placements means that volunteers can find themselves working within their interests, from rehab centers to elder-care homes, from small village churches to ethnically diverse urban neighborhoods. YAGM volunteers will get involved in their local communities and learn firsthand about the various social, cultural and economic challenges of the region.
The ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program provides young adults, ages 21-29, the opportunity to grow in their faith and work in partnership with our global companions. Young adults in the program serve in churches, schools and social service ministries. Currently the program is engaged in work in Argentina and Uruguay, Australia, Central Europe (Hungary and Serbia), Jerusalem and the West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, and the United Kingdom.