Each Mandate opportunity is rated according to the level of difficulty on a scale from 1 to 3, based on the work or ministry required of the team and the conditions they will encounter. No matter what your skill or passion is, there’s a place for you!


Green (Level 1)

Food : Traditional

Travel: Short - Med. flight, comfortable ground transportation

Cost : $

Environment: Safe

Physical Demands: Low

Ministry: Easy

Difficulty level is low. The cultural and living conditions will be very easy. This trip is ideal for high school aged volunteers. Showers, electricity and Wi-Fi will be reliable. If a language barrier exists, it will not be difficult to bridge.


Yellow (Level 2)

Food : Traditional/non traditional

Travel: Med- Long flights, layovers, challenging ground transportation

Cost : $$

Environment: Slight Risk

Physical Demands: Medium

Ministry: Moderate

Volunteers must be very flexible as the trip will not be predictable. Cultural conditions will be somewhat difficult, living conditions may be normal on some days, and difficult on others, translators may be needed and ministry conditions will likely be more difficult. Access to the Internet and electricity could be spotty at best.


Red (Level 3)

Food: Non Traditional

Travel: Long Flights, layovers, rough ground transportation

Cost : $$$

Environment: Greater Risk

Physical Demands: High

Ministry: Intense

Cultural conditions (food, language) will be difficult, a translator may be required, food provided may be completely unfamiliar, living conditions may include sleeping on the floor, no shower for days, no Internet accessibility, irregular or no electricity; the volunteer will be stretched far beyond their comfort zone. This is not a trip for a first time missions volunteer.




Short-Term (1-6 weeks)

Take a 1 to 6 week mission trip with Mandate where you will travel with Mandate to visit international partner sites.


Mid-Term Missions (6 weeks-1 year)

Serve overseas from 6 weeks to 1 year with one of our international partners.


Long-Term Missions (1 + Years)

Serve overseas for 3+ years with one of our international partners.

Where We Work




Job Type: Education Country: Vietnam Level: Green Duration: Long Term (1-2 Years)

We have opportunities for North American English speakers to teach English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) in an after school program for school-age (4-17) children. Teachers are required to develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials according to ability levels. Teachers will be responsible for developing or modifying curriculum, as well as providing students with appropriate learning activities, experiences, instructional and enriching materials according to the needs of the students. Applicant must be comfortable working in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacities as assigned.


Job Type: Business Country: Thailand Level: Yellow Duration: Long Term (2+ Years)

The purpose of the General Manager position is to take the lead in transforming and maintaining a facility that operates as a profitable, affordable, high quality retreat and conference center. This position requires a commitment of at least 2 years, and a general knowledge of the Thai language.


Job Type: Agriculture Country: Undisclosed Level: Red Duration: Short Term (1-2 weeks)

A local farm is looking for consultants to help train their staff in the areas of pig farming, fish farms, grain banks and future sustainable agricultural projects.


Job Type: Education Country: Undisclosed Level: Red Duration: Long Term (1-2+ Years)

This organization, operating in a restricted Muslim nation, is seeking an immediate candidate to fill an English teaching position. The organization teaches English through fun and creative means, and focuses on children aged preschool through age 14.

Job Type: Sales/Marketing Country: USA Level: Green Duration: Long Term (1-2+ Years)

A specialty green coffee exporter based in Southeast Asia in one of the largest Muslim countries in the world is seeking help. They require an independent sales representative to develop a wholesale and retail client base (regional with plans for national expansion).

This organization partners with small holder coffee farmers and forms long term, beneficial relationships with them. They are dedicated to helping farmers, co-ops and small-scale coffee producers to improve their coffees to specialty quality and to bring their product to a global audience.

They have partnered to provide growers with opportunities for a fuller life while sourcing top quality specialty grade coffee. Our operations are expanding to include direct sourcing, roasting and selling coffee direct to consumers.  As our independent sales representative the candidate will be responsible for growing the company’s roasted sales arm on a commission basis.