This page is intended for GEM missionaries who are hosting a team or individual to serve alongside them. GEM’s compliance policies require that every individual serving alongside a GEM missionary must complete the full application process – including a background check, child safety training, insurance, and agreeing to GEM’s statements of faith and Christian conduct.
We are excited that you have a team or individual coming to serve alongside you in your ministry and GEM Teams is here to serve you through this process!
STEP 1: Project Registration
This registration form notifies GEM Teams that you are expecting a team or individual to serve alongside you in the near future.
Here are a few tips for running a successful short-term mission team. [pdf]
STEP 2: Volunteer Application Process
The application process is comprised of 4 parts:
1) Online Form
2) Background Check
3) Child Safety Training
– GEM Teams will create an online “Tracking Sheet” for each project and is responsible for updating it as the application sections are completed by each volunteer. GEM Teams will also upload the online forms and references to a shared online folder with the GEM Missionary.
– It is the responsibility of the GEM Missionary (you) to read the online forms and references and “approve” the volunteers to serve with you. You are also responsible to let volunteers know when they are lacking items that need to be completed.
– Every volunteer will need to complete all the requirements to be cleared to serve with GEM.
**All parts of the application process should be started as soon as possible, and completed NO LATER than 1 month before the arrival date in Europe.
STEP 3: Finances
The project budget is created by and is the responsibility of the GEM Missionary.
If you are leading a team on Lesvos, this document outlines the details for working with EuroRelief.
For Compliant Teams, GEM Teams only processes the paperwork and completes the compliance process for the volunteers. If you feel like you need more help, this chart outlines all the levels of services that GEM Teams offers, or find out more about a Complete team through our full-service package.