To apply for a team contact us and we will send you a link to our online application.
We are happy to take applications from any citizenship. Due to some visa problems, we may not be able to take volunteers from certain countries.
After you have submitted your online form, completed the Child Safety Training and your background check has come back, you will receive confirmation from the GEM Teams office.
Most projects are between $1000 and $1300 U.S. dollars, plus the cost of airfare to and from your project location.
Once it has been established that an individual or a team are approved, we open up an account number with the GEM head office. We will then send a receipting slip that needs be sent to all those that want to support you. This slip has to go in with the donation so that we know who it is for and what account it goes into. We strongly recommend that a person going on a project ask family, friends and churches to support them. This is a way of having others participate in your missions’ team and in the bigger picture of what God is doing in Europe. It is usually a guaranteed way of have people also pray for you while you are gone.
After you have been accepted & approved, a GEM Teams staff member will let you know when to buy your tickets.
Please email us at and we will respond as soon as we are able. If you prefer to call, please call +49 (0) 7626 974 570. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Central European Time *When calling from outside of Germany, do not include the (0) *
No, the cost does not include flights due to volunteers coming from various countries and locations.
No, GEM Teams does not help in purchasing tickets. We are happy to provide recommendations as there are special travel agencies who deal with non-profit organizations.
This depends on the type of project and to what country. We have many trips that someone under 18 can join, but they will either need a parent or a guardian with them. On refugee projects, all team members have to be above 18, there are no exceptions.
Sometimes we have projects that can take a family. Please contact our office to see about possibilities.
Funds are due a month before departure trip.