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Mission Trips

The Best Mission Trips For 2021: Updated Complete List

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Written by Evelyn Oliver

If you are looking to make a difference in the coming year by going overseas for a mission trip, below is a list that has some opportunities in 2021. They range from trips short to long, and both near and far.

Here are the best mission organizations to partner with in 2021:

To start off, let’s look at the mission organization engage.

Engage

Engage has short-term missions to many locations within the 2021 year, they are a part of Christ in Youth, and their goal is to train those going on trips to be prepared for a life of kingdom work, and see how God is working in other cultures.

Engage takes high school and college-age students and goes to many different locations below are some locations and dates.

Northern Ireland RIOT Mission Trip

RIOT stands for Revival in Our Town. This is an afterschool program that happens in Northern Ireland. Going on this trip gives you the privilege to facilitate Youth gathering and learn of the spiritual history of this country.

This trip costs between $1700 and $1850, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Northern Ireland Salt Factory Sports Mission Trip

On this trip, you will get the chance to Salt Factory Sports to help facilitate a VBS full of sports, Bible stories, and worship. It will be a great opportunity to connect with kids and have opportunities for evangelism and discipleship.

This trip costs between $1950 and $2100, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Honduras Mission Trip

When going with Engage to Honduras you will get to work with His Eyes Ministries and the local Church. Opportunities include helping put on VBS, food and clothes distribution, work projects, and more.

This trip costs between $1300 and $1450, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Dominican Republic Mission Trip

In the Dominican Republic, you will get visit International Justice Mission and hear about the work they are doing. You will also get to spend time with and work on outreach projects with El Circulo Church.

This trip costs between $1350 and $1550, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available Dates

Cambodia Mission Trip

Engage partners with Rapha International and you will get to hear about what they are doing to stop modern-day slavery and come alongside the staff and girls who have been rescued by providing fun activities and devotionals.

You will also get to work with the prevention program to keep less fortunate children in a safe environment.

This trip costs between $1700 and $1900, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Kenya Mission Trip

Here you will get to work with Jacaranda Community to help with physical and spiritual needs in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. You will get to visit homes and pray as well as work with youth and children.

This trip costs between $2200 and $2500, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Northern Ireland Summer Madness Mission Trip

This is a time where you can go and help the Summer Madness conference for youth in Ireland. You will be helping the convention run smoothly as well as working with the youth of Ireland in various capacities of serving.

This trip costs between $1650 and $1800, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Ecuador Mission Trip

You will get to work with IberoAmerican Ministries (IAM) to encourage Ecuadorian churches. You will also be involved in community outreach programs and visiting IAM’s schools to teach Bible lessons.

This trip costs between $1450 and $1600, plus airfare and personal expenses.

Available dates

Royal Servants

Royal Servants organizes summer mission trips for teens and college students to grow in their relationship with Jesus while expanding their experiences and impacting the world.

These trips combine training and learning to share the gospel. You can go as a high school or college student, or take on a leadership position if you are 21-35.

Brazil Mission Trips

You will get to partner with Restoration Ministries and work with youth and leaders in Brazil to teach English, pray with families, and facilitate weekend camps.

While in Brazil you will be able to experience their colorful culture.

The trip costs $4330 for students and $4365 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 24, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 24, 2021 (Leaders)

Costa Rica Mission Trip

Here you will get to work with Pastor Alphonso to reach the locals through various methods including performances, conversations, and soccer matches.

The trip costs $3455 for students and $3490 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 24, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 24, 2021 (Leaders)

China Mission Trip

While in China you will get to work with teenagers and children in migrant camps. You will be building relationships and trust with them as well as participating in fun activities with the kids.

In the afternoons you will also get to go out and experience the culture.

The trip costs $4560 for students and $4595 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 31, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 31, 2021 (Leaders)

Ireland & Scotland Mission Trip

You will get to reach out to teens while in Ireland and Scotland, and build relationships. There are also many different cultures there such as Roma Gypsies and Indians, and people from the Middle East, you will get to experience a new culture and build relationships with the chance to share the gospel.

The trip costs $4010 for students and $4045 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

  • June 19 – July 24, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 24, 2021 (Leaders)

Europe Mission Trip

While in Europe you will engage many different cultures through dance, drama, community service, and more.

You will get to hold conversations with many people and partner with churches to help those wanting to take the next step on their faith journey.

The trip costs $4650 for students and $4685 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 31, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 31, 2021 (Leaders)

Morocco Mission Trip

You will get the opportunity to create relationships and break down cultural barriers to share the gospel where ever you go.

You will get to pray for the people in Morocco and work with missionaries called to serve in this challenging environment.

The trip costs $4580 for students and $4615 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 31, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 31, 2021 (Leaders)

Kenya Mission Trip

Here you will get the chance to work in the slums to visit orphanages, participate in medical ministry, visit door-to-door in villages, and help in schools.

The trip costs $4485 for students and $4520 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 24, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 24, 2021 (Leaders)

Nepal Mission Trip

In Nepal, you will get the chance to visit orphanages and play with kids, as well as help distribute food, and pray with those who are sick.

You will also get the chance to meet with long-term missionaries working in Nepal with first-hand experience of the area.

The trip costs $4530 for students and $4565 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 31, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 31, 2021 (Leaders)

Philippines Mission Trip

Here you will get to partner with Churches to put on Children’s programs as well as language learning and youth outreach. There are also sports ministry opportunities and many chances to share the gospel.

The trip costs $4005 for students and $4040 for Leaders, this includes airfare and spending money.

Available dates

  • June 19 – July 24, 2021 (Students)
  • June 9 – July 24, 2021 (Leaders)

Adventures in Missions

Adventures in Missions aims to help mobilize people through discipleship to disciple others. Their trips last from a week to a year. They offer a variety of trips to a variety of locations.

Asheville, North Carolina Mission Trip

In beautiful Ashville, there is also one of the largest populations of people experiencing homelessness. On this trip, you will be able to cultivate relationships and share the love of Jesus.

This trips costs start at $295.

Available dates

  • June 19, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 26, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 10, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 17, 2021 (5-7 day option)

Chicago, Illinois Mission Trip

On this trip, you will get to experience the variety of culture that is in Chicago. While here you will be able to cultivate community and relationships meeting people from many walks of life.

This trips costs start at $295.

Available dates

  • June 19, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 10, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 17, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 12, 2021 (5-7 day option)

Costa Rica Mission Trip

Here in Costa Rica, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the country as well as create relationships and work in community outreach.

This trips costs start at $695.

Available dates

  • March 27- April 2, 2021
  • June 12- June 19, 2021
  • June 26- July 2, 2021
  • July 10- July 17, 2021
  • July 24- July 30, 2021

Detroit, Michigan Mission Trip

Here in Detroit while still recovering from financial hardship you will get to come and create relationships and share the love of Jesus.

This trips costs start at $395.

Available dates

  • June 26- July 2, 2021
  • July 24- July 30, 2021

Ecuador Mission Trip

Come to Ecuador and experience the rich culture and beautiful surroundings as well as work with the local church and creating relationships with people in Ecuador.

This trips costs start at $495.

Available dates

  • July 10- July 17, 2021

Ethiopia Mission Trip

In Ethiopia, you will get to hear of the history but also the recent turmoil in the land. While here you will get to help within the community and participate in outreach projects.

This trips costs start at $695.

Available dates

  • June 20- June 27, 2021

Guatemala Mission Trip

While in Guatemala you will get to see the beauty of the country as well as the poverty spread throughout the country. On this trip, you will get time to minister to the people of Guatemala.

This trips costs start at $495.

Available dates

  • July 24- July 30, 2021

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Mission Trip

On Hilton Head Island the poverty rate is still 10%. You will be able to come and minister to the people here and share the love of Jesus.

This trips costs start at $295.

Available dates

  • March 13, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • March 20, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 5, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 12, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 19, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 3, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 10, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 17, 2021 (5-7 day option)

New Orleans, Louisiana Mission Trip

In New Orleans, you will get the chance to create relationships as well as help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina flooded nearly 80% of the city.

This trips costs start at $395.

Available dates

  • March 30- March 5, 2021
  • June 5- June 11, 2021
  • June 12- June 18, 2021
  • July 10- July 17, 2021
  • July 17- July 23, 2021

New York City, New York Mission Trip

There may be much beauty in New York City but there is also a large homeless population and a 15% poverty rate. You will get to serve those in this community and share the love of Jesus.

This trips costs start at $345.

Available dates

  • June 12, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 19, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • June 26, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 10, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 17, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 24, 2021 (5-7 day option)

Puerto Rico Mission Trip

with the recent events of Hurricane Maria and nearly half the country under the poverty-line, here you will be able to help provide for the spiritual and physical needs of the people.

This trips costs start at $695.

Available dates

  • March 20- March 27, 2021
  • June 5- June 11, 2021
  • June 12- June 18, 2021
  • June 19- June 25, 2021
  • June 26, 2021 (7-10 day option)
  • July 10- July 17, 2021
  • July 16, 2021 (7-10 day option)

Romania Mission Trips

Come alongside missionaries currently evangelizing to those in Romania. You will get to do outreach, experience some of the culture,s and attend Church while in Romania.

This trips costs start at $995.

Available dates

  • July 17- July 23, 2021

Springfield, Missouri Mission Trip

While here you will get to serve downtown. You will get a chance to serve others and share the love of Jesus as you serve in Missouri.

This trips costs start at $995.

Available dates

  • June 12, 2021 (5-7 day option)
  • July 24, 2021 (5-7 day option)

Semester & Monthly Mission Trips by World Race

Semesters by World Race is a one to six-month trip where you will get to go on life-changing mission trips and help grow the kingdom of God. These trips will help you grow in your relationship with God and share his love with others.

Ashville, North Carolina Mission Trip (Month Long)

On this trip, you will get to serve God and others by evangelizing and service projects. You will get to work with Black Mountain Home for Children through various tasks, as well as loving and reaching your neighbors in the area.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $1,650.

Available dates

  • June 28- July 31, 2021

Colombia Mission Trip (Month Long)

During your one-month trip in Colombia, you will get to meet the tangible needs of people to represent the love of Jesus. You will get to build relationships and work in a kids center while on this trip and make an impact.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $3,950.

Available dates

  • May 28- June 29, 2021

Nicaragua Mission Trip (Month Long)

You will be working with light and salt ministries while in Nicaragua. It is the poorest nation in Central America, while here you will get to work with women and help mentor boys learning trades. You can spend your summer showing the love of Jesus to others.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $3,550.

Available dates

  • May 28- June 29, 2021

Peru Mission Trip (Month Long)

In Peru, you will get to encourage the local church and serve with RAMA to reach students, families, and children. You will get to spend the month strengthening and expanding the kingdom of God in Peru.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $3,950.

Available dates

  • May 28- June 29, 2021

Philippines Mission Trip (Month Long)

You will get to work with Kids International Ministry to help break the cycle of poverty and bring hope. You will get to serve the Children and the poor in the Philippines. This includes volunteering in multiple capacities and helping feed 190,00 people.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $4,550.

Available dates

  • May 28- June 29, 2021

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Mission Trip (Month Long)

You will get to work with students who come from the 10/40 window and reach many who come from countries where Christianity is illegal.

Here you will build relationships with students and others in the community.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $4,550.

Available dates

  • May 28- June 29, 2021

Nepal Mission Trip (Month Long)

While in Nepal you will get to invest in the lives of kids through school and sports ministries. You will also be able to help women who are at risk of being trafficked. You will get to show the people of Nepal the love of Jesus through your actions.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $4,550.

Available dates

  • June 28- July 31, 2021

Panama Mission Trip (Month Long)

You will get to partner with IC Jesus to help reach those in need in Panama. You will get to reach out to the indigenous and deaf communities, providing them with resources.

There you will also get the chance to build to help the ministry there.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $3,550.

Available dates

  • June 28- July 31, 2021

Ethiopia Mission Trip (Month Long)

Through the organization HOPEthiopia, you will get the chance to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the people here. You will get to minister to children through a variety of programs and help build homes and gardens.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $4,550.

Available dates

  • June 28- July 31, 2021

Romania & Serbia Mission Trip (Semester Long)

While in these countries you will get to work with missionaries currently church planting and discipling. Some of the other ministries involved include working with college students and an eyeglass clinic.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $5,450.

Available dates

  • May 28-July 31, 2021

Eswatini & South Africa Mission Trip (Month Long)

While in Africa you will get to serve with long-term missionaries and organizations that help meet the spiritual and physical needs of these peoples. You may get to serve through feeding programs, sports ministries, or other means, but will ultimately get to be an example of God’s love to these people.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $5,450.

Available dates

  • May 28- July 31, 2021

Costa Rica & Guatemala Mission Trip (Month Long)

You will get amazing opportunities in these two countries to show the love of Jesus. Through different ministries, you will get to pray with others and help serve the local church.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $4,500.

Available dates

  • May 28- July 31, 2021

Thailand & Cambodia Mission Trip (2 Months Long)

While in these countries you will help meet some of the great needs there including helping end human trafficking in Thailand and reaching the unreached in both Cambodia and Thailand.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $5,450.

Available dates

  • May 28- July 31, 2021

America Mission Trip (2 Months Long)

You will get to travel across the west sharing the love of Jesus and seeking revival. You will get to work with homeless shelters and other organizations to share the love of Jesus.

The amount of money you need to fundraise for this trip is $3,000.

Available dates

  • May 28- July 31, 2021

Mission Discovery

Mission Discovery offers one to two-week mission trips and longer-term trips. These trips help developing communities by building facilities needed, provide for those in need through food, clothing, medical attention, and love.

Antigua, Guatemala Mission Trip

You will get to partner with local ministries to help families and children teaching Bible studies and construction projects.

This trip costs around $699 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • March 7-March 13, 2021
  • March 14- March 20, 2021
  • June 6- June 12, 2021
  • June 13- June 19, 2021
  • June 20- June 26, 2021
  • June 27- July, 2021

Bulembu, Swaziland Mission Trip

Here you will get to work with Bulembu ministries who are restoring a town to help create a community for the many orphans in Swaziland. You will get to participate in construction and building during this trip.

The cost is around $1699 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • July 2- July 12, 2021
  • July 16- July 26, 2021

Dundrum, Northern Ireland Mission Trip

On this trip, you will get to engage with Christians in Northern Ireland in various activities. You may get to serve by visiting local schools or kid’s clubs, in addition to seeing some of the beautiful sites in Ireland.

This trip costs about $949 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • March 6- March 14, 2021
  • October 9- October 17, 2021

Eden, Jamaica Mission Trip

You will get to work with Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf. There you will both help update their facilities and host a VBS for the kids. You will get to paint, mix concrete, and do local outreach.

This trip costs about $699 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • January 3- January 9, 2021
  • February 26- March 6, 2021
  • March 7- March 13, 2021
  • March 14- March 20, 2021
  • March 28- April 3, 2021
  • May 30- June 5, 2021
  • June 6- June 12, 2021
  • June 13- June 19, 2021
  • June 20- June 26, 2021
  • June 27- July 3, 2021
  • July 4- July 10, 2021
  • July 11- July 17, 2021
  • October 3- October 9, 2021
  • October 10- October 16, 2021

Port Au Prince, Haiti Mission Trip

You will help the community through rebuilding after the earthquake in 2010. You will get to build in addition to working in children and adult outreaches.

This trip costs about $799 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • June 6- June 11, 2021
  • June 12- June 18, 2021
  • June 19- June 25, 2021
  • June 26-July 2, 2021

Port Au Prince, Haiti Medical Mission Trip

This trip is an amazing opportunity for anyone working in the medical field to work in medical clinics throughout the week as well as those not in the medical field to assist with the clinics throughout the week.

This trip costs about $799 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • February 13- February 19, 2021
  • February 20- February 26, 2021
  • October 2- October 8, 2021
  • October 9- October 15, 2021

Sololá, Guatemala Mission Trip

While in this beautiful location you will be helping with local schools and children’s homes. You will get to work on the grounds of these locations as well as lead children’s Bible study, and care for the children at the children’s home.

This trip costs about $699 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • June 6- June 12, 2021
  • June 13- June 19, 2021
  • June 20- June 26, 2021

Westmoreland, Tennessee Mission Trip

On this trip, you will get to help with much-needed repairs and cleanups within this town. In addition, you will create relationships with those who live here and help meet their physical and spiritual needs.

This trip costs about $449 plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • July 5- July 10, 2021
  • July 12- July 17, 2021

Whiteriver, Arizona Mission Trip

You will get to work with Hope Center to help the people in this community. You will get to help with repairs and clean-ups within neighborhoods as well as working with children in the community center and leading children’s Bible study.

This trip costs about $549plus the registration fee.

Available dates

  • July 11- July 17, 2021
  • July 18- July 24, 2021

Experience Mission

Experience Mission helps those wanting to grow in their relationship with God and make a difference. They offer many different trips with different locations available throughout 2021.

Costa Rica Mission Trip

This is a three-month trip in which you will get to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Costa Rica. You will get to serve in various capacities including schools and outreach programs in the local church.

The cost is $5900-$6500 depending on the time of year you are going.

Available dates

  • May 17- August 5, 2021
  • August 23- November 11, 2021

Holy Land Mission Trip (3 Months)

This three-month trip takes you to live with a family in Bethlehem. While in the Holy Land you will get to engage with this land and its deep history as well as engage with the current culture and religion in the areas.

You will get to take Arabic classes, volunteer in refugee camps, tour Biblical sites, and meet with many religious leaders.

This trip costs around $7800.

Available dates

  • August 23- November 11, 2021

Namibia Mission Trip

You will get to work in this community in South Africa for three-months. Here you will to work with and invest in both children and youth of the area, and work on a farm. You will get to experience the area, and help those in the area.

This trip costs around $6400.

Available Dates

  • May 17- August 5, 2021

South Africa Mission Trip (3 Months Long)

While in South Africa for three-months you will get to serve along local partners to reach out to many communities. You may get to volunteer in schools or sort clothes and bring food to families.

It is a great opportunity to get to know South Africa and serve others.

This trip costs around $7400.

Available dates

  • August 23- November 11, 2021

Africa-Himba Mission Trip (1 Month Long)

This one-month mission trip to the Himba tribe in Namibia will be a time where you will get to participate in outreach programs with kids in the area.

You will also get to take part in-home visits and volunteer in schools. While on this trip you will get to live in this rural community including camping, purifying water, and outdoor showers and toilets.

This trip costs around $5200.

Available dates

  • July 5- August 5, 2021

South Africa Mission Trip (1 Month Long)

For one month you will get to know the community and work alongside local people. You will get to broaden your perspective and serve cross-culturally.

This trip costs around $5200.

Available dates

  • May 17- June 17, 2021
  • August 23- September 23, 2021

Cuba Mission Trip (1 Month Long)

You will get to work with pastors from Cuba and help serve the community through a variety of services. You may get to work on a pineapple farm or work with kids with disabilities.

Every day you will get to engage in ministry and serve others while experiencing the culture in Cuba.

This trip costs around $5000.

Available dates

  • July 5- August 5, 2021

Holy Land Mission Trip (1 Month Long)

On this one-month trip, you will get to see some of the historical sites but also experience God’s heart for these people.

You will get to take Arabic classes and volunteer in refugee camps as well as engage with both Israeli and Palestinian people.

This trip costs around $5400.

Available dates

  • July 5- August 5, 2021

Whether you are looking for a long or short trip, a near or far trip, there are many organizations safely moving forward with serving people all over the world.

To find even more mission trips happening, check this blog out.

Look into some of the above options to find what will fit best for you and aligns with your God-given passions and talents in this coming year.

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