So, how do I become a MAPS Volunteer? What are the steps? How long does it take? What does it cost?
Fill out an application online at least two or three months prior to planned departure date. Do not purchase airline tickets until FINAL APPROVAL has been secured.
Initial Process (2 to 4 weeks)
When your application has been received, we contact and compile your references, and pull a background check. We will correspond with you for any other information we may need.
Screening Process (2 to 4 weeks)
When we receive ALL the necessary references and information, a screening committee carefully considers the file for recommendation or denial of placement. Once they reach a decision, you will be notified.
Placement Process (3 to 6 weeks)
When your file is recommended for placement, the search begins for the best assignment. We will review your skills and vocational background as well as your desired place of ministry and then match you with an identified need on the field. We will contact the area director serving the country of possible placement for recommendation. If recommended, we will contact a specific missionary, who will serve as your mentor for an invitation, further assignment, and budget information.
Approval Process (1 to 2 weeks)
When the assignment details are in place, final approval is secured when the area director has given approval. You will be contacted regarding your approval and emailed a packet of information detailing what is required before you leave for the field.