Orthodox Mission Teams

Orthodox Mission Teams

Sending Disciples Changing Lives

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live, serve, and worship alongside Orthodox Christians from another country? Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Orthodox Mission Teams have helped thousands of Faithful just like you to teach, minister to youth, build schools and churches, offer healthcare and more. Teams last about two weeks and are sent throughout the year. Prayerfully consider joining a team.

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Albania Team

Below, you will find the current list of available teams, which now includes opportunities from other Orthodox agencies and partners with whom OCMC collaborates with to advance Christ's Great Commission. To explore each opportunity further, click 'Learn More' to contact the team leader or visit the website of our partners. Discover what might pique your interest in missions.

If you have any questions or feel called to longer-term missionary service, please email Assistant Missionary Director, Presbytera Renee Ritsi, at prenee@ocmc.org.   

May the Lord guide us to proclaim His name to All Nations so that everyone may come to know the saving love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

OCMC & Partner Agency Opportunities

OCMC Missionary Led Teams

2023 Fall Mexico Youth Team

Fall Mexico Youth Ministry Team

Spanish speakers needed to help facilitate a youth retreat for St. Innocent parish in Baja California, Mexico, in partnership with Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage. Team members will spend time with orphanage youth & staff, help supervise teens at the retreat, and share their faith with teens & adults alike.

Please express interest by Oct. 3rd. Team selection will be completed by Oct. 15th. For more information, email OCMC Missionary Shannon Todd by clicking the Learn More button below.

OCMC team member provides healthcare in Guatemala

Spring Guatemala Health Care Team

Healthcare providers and Spanish translators are needed to help at the Fr. Andres Giron Medical Clinic in Aguacate, Guatemala. This team will offer medical and dental care to individuals in NW Guatemala.

Team dates include travel time. Please express interest by Nov. 15th. Team selection will be completed by mid-Dec. For more information, email OCMC Mission Specialist Fr. John Chakos by clicking the Learn More button below.


Partner Agency Teams

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Project Mexico - Internships

Project Mexico has opportunities for you to participate in one of their home build weeks. If you are interested in serving for more than a week, consider a Project Mexico internship. Click the Learn More button below for more information.

Interns live on the orphanage property and must be 18 years of age or more and be able to commit approximately 9 weeks during the summer.

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Project Mexico - Summer Homebuilding

Project Mexico has opportunities for you to participate in one of their home build weeks. Group leader early bird registration has opened for the 2024 Homebuilding season and general volunteer registration will open soon. Click the Learn More button below for more information.

A typical week starts with pouring the foundation and ends with the blessing of the Home. Your participation provides families economic security and hope in northern Mexico.

Protection of the Theotokos Church, Akhiok, AK

Alaska Construction Team

Next summer, assist with some light construction, painting, and upkeep of the Protection of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Akhiok, AK, on the southern tip of Kodiak Island. The flourishing community is under the Rt. Rev. ALEXEI, Bishop of Sitka and Alaska. The Team will stay in the public school. Dates are tentative, but most likely will be in the last two weeks of July, 2024.

Parish Teams are encouraged to apply. For more information, email Father John Dunlop by clicking the Learn More button below.