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We are currently not traveling to any locations through March 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please contact the office at 508-544-4687 or missiontrips@mustardseed.com to be placed on a waiting list for information on when we will be able to travel again.

Quick Facts: MSC Mission trips are group-based (size varies with location) and take place over 8 days. There are mission locations in Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic. Each volunteer raises a minimum of $950 to participate. Looking for more info? Read our FAQ page or contact our mission staff at the MSC USA office (508-242-9622) or by email at missiontrips@mustardseed.com.

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  • MSC has 6 mission locations

  • Groups can be 12 to 25 volunteers

  • Every mission volunteer raises a minimum of $950 to participate (cost of airfare excluded)

  • Mission trips run from Saturday to Saturday (Check out the Mission Calendar for available weeks)

  • Reserve your team's trip with a $500 deposit

  • The well-being of MSC residents is our top priority. Volunteers age 18 and over are required to complete a background check. 

Looking for more info? Fill out this inquiry form and a staff member will contact you. You can also read our FAQ page or reach out to our staff at the MSC USA office (508-544-4687) or by email at missiontrips@mustardseed.com.

Deeply grounded in spirituality

The Catholic-based program provides opportunities for daily prayer, adoration, and reflection, while at the same time maintaining an inclusive and ecumenical approach. The mission trips are similar to retreats – it is a chance to distance yourself from the convenience of home, hot showers, electronics, and everyday life, in order to help  care for the MSC residents. Be present for them, the staff, and your fellow mission volunteers.

Meaningful interactions

Mustard Seed Communities has hosted short term mission trips since 1993. MSC mission trips are carefully structured service experiences rooted in meaningful interaction with the program's residents. Core aspects of an MSC mission trip include tangible work projects to contribute to the residential care program and the opportunity to explore a different country and culture. Mustard Seed Communities’ mission program exposes volunteers to the reality of poverty in the developing world and to the lives of people with disabilities.

Six locations to choose from

MSC hosts mission volunteers at six homes across three countries. At every location, a few key elements remain consistent. Mission teams stay on site at MSC during their trip. The facilities include two separate wings, with bathrooms and dormitory-style accommodations for each gender. Close proximity to the program sites provides unparalleled opportunities to bond with the residents of Mustard Seed Communities, and get to know them during every part of their day. All mission locations are private and gated properties with security personnel on duty 24 hours a day. All mission teams have a vehicle and a mission representative and driver who will accompany them to all activities, both within and outside of MSC properties. Beyond these core elements that make up the MSC mission program, each residential care facility provides a unique service experience. For more details on specific locations, visit our Mission Locations page.

Ready to Serve?

Reach out to a member of our team to begin scheduling your trip! 

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