Not only will you help change someone’s earthly life – you’ll impact their eternal life. By being involved in missions, you can take part in God’s plan to reach the nations.
At WOL Poland there are many opportunities for ministry! In our English4Life school, you can serve as an English and/or Bible teacher and will have opportunities to get to know students personally through morning Bible study, interactive chapel meetings, being a journal partner, and through simply living life in a Christian community. Our WOL Poland staff is also actively working in around 12 church youth groups around the country. You can join the team and travel to some of these locations on weekend ministry, where we’ll host exciting evangelistic youth events in different cities around Poland! For volunteers coming during WOL Poland camps (January and July-August) you will have the opportunity to be involved in camps. (Sports/English Camp, Discipleship Camp, Mission’s Camp, Family Camp, and Winter Camp in Zakopane.) Examples include being a counselor, working in Camp Crew, or helping to lead an English class.
Here are our 2021 term dates and the budget for each term is $1,500 unless otherwise specified.
Winter 2021 January 17 – March 26, 2021
Spring 2021 April 11 – June 4, 2021
Fall 2021 September 26 – November 19, 2021
Thank you for contacting us. Our summer camp season for 2021 is June 28 - August 14. For camps, we always need help with food services, housekeeping, maintenance, and program. It is hard to have someone come as a counselor if they do not speak Polish, but in the past we have had people come and they have also helped as assistant counselors.
Our specific camps are:
- Discipleship Camp - July 2-9
- Sports / English Camp - July 10-17
- Missions Camp (OAE) - July 21-29
- Sports / English Camp - July 31-August 7
- Family Camp - August 7-14
It is possible to have individuals or groups come for just one or two weeks. We have had groups help with the Sports / English camps and also Missions Camp in the past.
We also have a need for people to help with our English4Life program. For this we need people that can teach English or help with other general things.
The upcoming term dates are:
- January 17 - March 26, 2021
- April 11 - June 4, 2021
- September 26 - November 19, 2021
Our main ministry goals are to reach Polish youth with the Gospel and to disciple and train them to serve in the local church as well as reach others with the Gospel of Christ. Every year we try to create a unique community which strives toward these goals. It takes a creative and talented group of staff and interns to make it all happen and we rejoice together as we see God working in lives. WOL Poland is truly a place where you can develop your talents and gain experience in Christian ministry as you help us meet so many needs to keep the ministry moving ahead.
WAW - Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland.
Most volunteers who come will stay in high-quality dormitory-style housing and bathrooms with Wi-Fi and heating. We also have apartment-style housing available on property for married couples or individuals who desire more privacy, dependent on current room availability and ministry needs.
For ministry purposes, to/from the airport, to the grocery store, and to church, WOL will provide transportation. Only WOL full-time staff may operate WOL vehicles, but volunteers may get an International Driver’s Permit (https://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html) and rent a vehicle in Poland if they would like. Poland’s public transportation system is very adequate with buses and trams which are easy to use for any personal travel needs as well.
During the English4Life term, meals are provided Monday supper-Friday lunch by our kitchen staff on property. Volunteers will have access to a shared, community kitchen to prepare their own meals on weekends. During camps, meals are all taken care of by the kitchen staff on property. For the rest of the year, WOL staff eats lunch together Mon-Fri, and breakfast and supper are the responsibility of each individual.
In Poland, a visa is not required unless the stay is longer than 90 days. Volunteers staying in Poland for longer than 90 days will need to apply for a Temporary Residency Permit, which they can only apply for once in Poland.
What to Bring
If coming in summer- Appropriate swimwear, good walking/running shoes, several pair of shorts and tops,
If coming in winter- Dress WARM! Winter coat, hat, scarf, gloves, winter boots or shoes that you can walk through snow in, bedroom shoes and warm socks (Bedrooms have tile floors).
Other items: Any medicines used on a regular basis, an unlocked phone (we can get a SIM card fairly cheaply for your stay here)
Ladies: shorts to mid-thigh; skirts/dresses to the knee; no low-cut or see-through tops; no leggings
Men: Loosely-fitted pants and tops; no speedo-type shorts
Swimwear: ladies-one piece bathing suit; men-swim trunks
For church, ladies wear dresses/skirts or black pants with a nice top. Men wear a collared dress shirt and khakis or nice slacks.
People in Europe tend to dress up more than Americans. They are more put together, (not wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt to go buy groceries.) Most people wear jeans and a nice top, but in the bigger cities people tend to dress up more.
For someone coming here for less than a month, the budget is $50 per night. If they are coming for more than a month, the budget is $100 per week. Both of those figures cover all housing, meals, and transportation to the airport. This does not cover plane tickets, insurance or the admin fee.