GO JAARS Students
Calling High School Students! This trip is for you! JAARS stands for Jungle Aviation and Radio Services – this is an incredible place in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina where missionaries gather to train and prepare to take the Gospel to some of the hardest to reach places in our world. Nearly 700 million people speaking roughly 5,000 languages have little-to-no Scripture in a language they can fully understand—their mother tongue, or heart language. And when they can’t understand what they read or hear, the life transforming power of the Gospel is stopped in its tracks, JAARS exists to do something about that!
The team will participate in renovation, landscaping and special projects to support the workers at JAARS! A week of hard work can improve the JAARS campus for years. Your team might clear a landing strip, or fix up a house that missionaries stay in while they train, or plant flowers to give a warm welcome to the thousands of people who visit JAARS to learn about Bible translation. Whatever it is it will be fun and you’ll get the opportunity to meet and hear from incredible people doing amazing work all over the world.
For more information regarding this team, please contact John-Mark Romans at email@example.com .
All applications must be submitted no later than 120 days before departure for international trips and 90 days before domestic trips. Please note, applying for a GO Team does not confirm your spot on the team. Once applications are reviewed, you may be requested to participate in an informal interview with a Team Leader. Following review, you will be notified of your acceptance or status on a waiting list. If a team is full you can still apply and be put on a waiting list should a spot become available. If you are applying for a Campus-Specific Team with a campus you do not attend you will be added to the waiting list and notified of any open spots no later than 120 days prior to departure for international teams and 90 days prior to departure for domestic teams. Once your application is accepted for any team you will be asked to complete a registration for through Managed Missions which will include a deposit ($100 for international and $25 for domestic teams). Submission of your registration and deposit will confirm your spot on the team.
We will continue to monitor any restrictions to travel due to COVID protocol in the U.S. as well as the host countries for our International Teams. Because restrictions are likely to fluctuate, all locations, dates of travel and costs listed are tentative and subject to change. Please note, depending on the requirements of the destination, you may be required to have a COVID vaccine to travel. You will be notified of these requirements at your first GO Team Formation meeting. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility! You can check out current country-specific requirements on the State Department Website HERE.
We’re a nonprofit that provides technical support services such as aviation, information technology, and media to advance Bible translation and literacy programs worldwide. Our work impacts teams with SIL International, the Wycliffe Global Alliance, and many related organizations.
When our organization began in 1948, we offered two services: aviation and radio. We were appropriately named “Jungle Aviation and Radio Service” and often went by our acronym, “J.A.A.R.S.”
However, for more than 60 years we have consistently expanded our support services to meet the changing needs of translation teams. In 1986, to reflect the diversity of our services, the acronym was dropped and we became known simply as “JAARS.”