We have a variety of ministries that serve our city of Salem and provide ways for you to get involved in missions locally. 

Student Tuition Payments

Click below to make a school related payment for a DTS or one of our secondary schools. If you are trying to give to one of our students, this is where you go!

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Give to YWAM Salem 

Click below to make a one time donation or set up monthly donations to support one of our YWAM Salem staff member's ministries.

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General Payments

Click below to make a payment for a hospitality room, staff fees, Mission Adventures, or any other misc. payment. 

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Volunteer at YWAM Salem

Volunteering is a wonderful way to plug into a missionary community for a short amount of time. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 80, in good health, have a volunteer’s heart, and are able to dedicate one to three months of your time, we would love to have you come join us!

Major Bonus. It's Free.

Sign up to Volunteer Today!


Experience a missionary community with the purpose of sharing the love of Jesus locally and globally.


Discover God and yourself; we desire to reveal more vision in our life, no matter where in the journey.


Connect to a place where you can be intentional about seeking God and learning from other missionaries.

Volunteer Program Details

Where will you work?

Your job as a volunteer will be assigned according to the needs of the campus at the time you arrive. We strive to place you in your area of expertise and interest, however that may not always be possible. Here are some possible areas of service:

  • Kitchen
  • Maintenance/Grounds
  • Creative Marketing
  • Correspondence and recruitment of incoming DTS students
  • Cafe Barista
  • Hospitality/Housekeeping
  • Youth Camp Ministry (Mission Adventures)
  • Refugee Ministry
  • Worship Team
  • Evangelism Ministry
  • International Student Outreach Ministry
  • Ropes Course


How long can I volunteer?

We allow volunteers to stay from 1-3 months. Our program is designed to help you seek direction for what comes next. If you’re interested in staying longer we suggest taking one of our training courses or applying to come on staff!

How much does it cost?

For full time volunteers who are here 1-3 months it’s completely FREE! Beyond the initial time, there may be a requirement to pay for housing and/or food. If you have someone accompanying you who will not be volunteering the cost for them would be $150 per month. If you have children accompanying you the cost would be:
  • 0-3: free
  • 4-10: $15
  • 11-14: $50
  • 15-17: $75

Where will I be living?

Housing for volunteers is in a shared, dorm-like environment. Singles share housing with 2-4 other people and you may share a bathroom with 4-10 people. You will need to bring your own bedding, towels, toiletries, etc.

What will my daily schedule look like?

Our optional breakfast starts at 7am, the required campus activities begin around 8:30am, you will be given about an hour for lunch, and then work finishes around 5pm Monday through Friday. Weekends are free for resting, exploring, and attending the church of your choice. A typical schedule looks like:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Weekends
8:30-9:30 Worship Staff Meeting Work starts at 9 Prayer Work starts at 9 Free!
9:45 Work Work Work Work Work  
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
1:30 Work Work Work Work Work  
5:15 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner  



How do I sign up to volunteer?

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Apply Online

You can start at this step any time! We'll collect some personal information from you (i.e. where you're from, your birthday, education/work background, etc.) We'll also ask some get to know you questions and hear more from you about your heart behind applying. It only takes 10-15 minutes to apply!

→ Go to online application

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Connect with your References and Pay Application Fee

Volunteer applicants must have a mentor or YWAM leader submit a character reference on their behalf. You will specify the name and email of this person in your application form and we will automatically send them the form through email! Your part in this step is to let this person know what's up!

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Application Reviewed

Once you have have submitted your online application and we have received your character reference, we'll review your application, run a background check, and work on your placement. Then connect with you ASAP with details on your acceptance. 


Prepare to Come

Upon acceptance, our personnel department will connect with you personally to make sure you're ready to come!

→ Check out our "preparing to volunteer" checklist

Start your volunteer application
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Questions about volunteering?

If you have questions, please contact our volunteers department directly. 

volunteers@ywamsalem.org ←

Looking for a longer term commitment?

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Missions Training

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Interested in being a Mission Builder?

Mission Builders International is a volunteer placement branch of YWAM. YWAM Salem is a participant in that network. If you'd like to apply, feel free to submit a volunteer application, or go through the Mission Builders international website.