Our Work

Learn about the efforts and influences of Church-service missionaries.


The purpose of the Church-Service Missionary Program is to provide opportunities for members to give their time to the Lord through service missions. This important missionary force helps many Church departments and operations fulfill the Church's divinely appointed responsibilities namely:

  • Helping members live the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Gathering Israel through missionary efforts
  • Caring for the poor and needy
  • Enabling the salvation of the dead

Serving others brings great blessings to those who serve and to the Church worldwide.

How We Make a Difference

The Church is currently in over 160 countries and the gospel is taught in over 170 different languages; the need for members to serve is great. Over 20,000 members serve as Church-service missionaries and volunteers in any given year. There is an easy way for members to volunteer their time and talents to further the work of the Lord.

What We Do

Church-service missionaries serve for at least 8 hours per week, usually for a period of 6 to 24 months. Listed below are examples of service in which Church-Service Missionaries provide:

Helping Members Live the Gospel of Jesus Christ

  • Distribution Center Retail Stores
  • Hosting at Church headquarters
  • Meetinghouse building maintenance, inspection, and repair
  • Support of the Church's media efforts
  • Seminary & Institutes student recruitment & enrollment
  • Technical Support

Gathering Israel Through Missionary Efforts

  • Mission offices: administrative assistant, referral management, materials, office support
  • Support of the Church's media efforts

Caring for the Poor and Needy

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Bishops' Storehouses
  • Canneries
  • Deseret Industries
  • Employment Resource Centers

Enabling the Salvation of the Dead

  • Family History research
  • Family History data specialist
  • FamilySearch indexing
  • FamilySearch support

View available opportunities for service.