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Choosing a call
After approval by the WWU Screening Committee, you will meet with the missions chaplain to start searching for the right call. Finding a location begins with a passion for service. Whether the passion is teaching, kids, or evangelism, we will work with each student to try to find an available location that fits. Usually students identify three or more preferences and submit their application for those calls, like submitting a résumé for a job. The administration at the call then accepts or declines the application. Take a look at some of our mission opportunities.
- Domestic calls. Domestic calls include any location within the continental United States. Since students serving domestically usually make their own travel arrangements their respective calls, each student is only responsible for raising money to cover the Student Missions fee of $500. These calls often include deaning positions at academies. Some cross-cultural domestic calls, such as working with refugees or first-nation communities, do require more fundraising due to limited ministry funding.
- Adventist Volunteer Service. These calls are affiliated with the General Conference and North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and are listed on adventistvolunteers.org. These calls do not cover travel expenses, but usually provide a living allowance (or stipend), housing, and insurance for volunteers. These include the Pacific islands calls in Guam-Micronesia Mission.
- Independent calls. Independent calls typically require students to cover their own living allowance and insurance. Although expenses vary by location, students often fundraise an additional $200-$300 per month of service, which raises the fundraising goal about $2,000 higher than calls where these expenses are covered by the mission organization. Although these calls are not affiliated with Adventist Volunteer Service, we have a long-standing relationship with most, such as Adventist Frontier Missions, and carefully vet any new organizations who request student missionaries.