Youth Unlimited

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Basic Information

Address: 1333 Alger St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone Number: (616) 241-5616
Director: Rick Zomer

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Youth Groups, Teens, High School Students, Middle School Students
Ages for Volunteer: Middle School and High School
Hours of Service: 144
Minimum Hours of Service Required: 144
Days of Service: 6
Languages: English
Experience Required:

No prior teen mission trip experience required!

Programs Open To: Christian teens, Christian youth groups
Travel Arrangements:

Registration fees do not include transportation to and from sites (except where noted). Any exception is noted in the site descriptions as "on-site transportation included" (find the site description on one of the locations found here).

Each group must provide a vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) to transport an equal number of participants during the duration of the mission trip. If your group is unable to provide van transportation, please contact us to discuss options and additional charges.

Participants Work: Students on SERVE mission trips are helping to transform communities and congregations across North America.
Application Process:

Follow instructions for the application process here.

Visa Requirements:

These mission trips only take place in the United States and Canada, so volunteers only need access to one (or both) of those countries.

Program Highlights:
  • Serve in communities across the USA and Canada.
  • These middle school and high school mission trips are perfect for church youth groups.
  • All-inclusive 5-7 day service trips (travel costs extra).
Mission Statement:

Youth Unlimited is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry organization that focuses on assisting local congregations in their youth ministry through short-term mission trips and youth conferences. We strongly believe that the local church is the tool God created to use to reveal himself to the world. We know that taking the call of ministering to today’s youth is not for the faint of heart. Therefore, we are blessed by encouraging, supporting, equipping, and partnering with congregations across North America to reach this generation for Jesus Christ!

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our Values

  1. Christ-Centered
  2. Life-Changing/Transforming
  3. Community: Within the context of the Church
  4. Missional: Proclaiming the Gospel to youth in relevant ways
  5. Reformed: In perspective, while being inclusive to whom we serve
  6. Relational: Building and valuing personal relationships and relationships with God
  7. Intentionally inclusive and diverse: Ethnically, culturally, denominationally, and geographically
Program History:
  • 1919 - American Federation of Reformed Young Men's Society (AFRYMS) founded
  • 1932 - American Federation of Reformed Young Women's Society (AFYWS) was organized.
  • 1955 - Merger of Young Men's and Young Women's Federations ratified to become the Young Calvinist Federation (YCF)
  • 1989 - SERVE begins with 3 mission sites
  • 1992 - "Youth Unlimited" is chosen as the new name for the Young Calvinist Federation