MANAGING STUDENT MISSIONS (FOR DIRECTORS)

We are so thankful for an incredible team of passionate Student Missions Directors and student leaders on NAD Adventist university campuses who help recruit, process, and support hundreds of Student Missionary volunteers each year. This section is a collection of resources specifically for our Student Missions Directors and their teams.


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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR LOGIN

When you log in as a volunteer coordinator, you have access to help your Student Missionaries (SMs) and approve or inactivate their applications. To request Coordinator access, Sign-up.

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THE BASICS

You may find the following resources helpful to download, or you may request physical copies from our office.

Here are the basic steps you will need to know to help guide your long-term SMs through the process:

  1. SM chooses a call (this can be ongoing in the process)
  2. SM completes online application on the MTC system
  3. SM completes background check
  4. SM completes forms
  5. Screening interview with SM
  6. SM completes online Passport to Mission or on-campus mission training course
  7. Coordinator approves SM
  8. NAD/GC approval process - watch your email
  9. Fundraising, visa, ticket, insurance
  10. Support SM in preparations as needed
  11. Support SM in-service as needed
  12. Support returned SMs

For more detailed information, you may download this PowerPoint presentation:




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FORMS & CHECKLISTS

The Volunteer Application Processing Checklist can be helpful to make sure each SM has completed the application process. You may have other steps to add for your program, but this covers the Volunteer requirements. It also includes tips and explanations about each form (second page).

Volunteer Application Processing Checklist

Volunteer Application Forms

These are the basic forms needed to apply.


Screening
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Married Couples

Married couples who are both serving as SMs will both go through the regular application process separately, but will list each other as "spouse" on the online application and forms when indicated.

If one spouse applies to serve as an SM and the other will accompany but not serve officially, the accompanying spouse will be considered a "dependent spouse" and will need to complete the Spouse Forms which will be attached to the SM's online application.




Background Check

BACKGROUND CHECKS & CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING

All long-term Student Missionaries are required to complete the background check and child protection training through Adventist Screening Verification. Please see information on Apply SM page to help guide your SMs through that process.


Insurance

INSURANCE

Your SMs will be covered by either Out-of-Country insurance package or Task Force insurance by Adventist Risk Management. Usually the calling organization (mission site) is responsible for the cost, but some ask the SM to be responsible. In this case, the insurance bill will be sent to your university. For these "Self-Funded" calls, we will try to ask you to confirm that your program is willing to accept the bill for the SM.

More more information on what to do if your SM needs medical help or has a travel emergency, including lost or stolen personal items, please see the Medical Emergencies page or contact Office of Volunteer Missions.