Mission Builder

Come and make a difference with your passion and skills.

Whats it all about

Do you have a few free months and want to jump into missions headfirst? Do you have a close relationship with Christ and want to get a taste of what YWAM is all about? Do you have a willingness to help where needed in an international mission setting? If so, then Mission Building might be for you.

YWAM Lausanne welcomes those who have not yet completed a Discipleship Training School to volunteer as a Mission Builder from two to three months in a variety of areas. This is a special opportunity to join our staff team on a short-term basis and to help our community keep running smoothly. We can’t continue to grow in our programs, outreaches, and initiatives without the help of these valuable volunteers. Here is a testimony from someone who has recently been a part of the mission builder team.

  • My three months as a Mission Builder, as short as that is, was one of the biggest periods of growth in my life. I gained so much clarity about some things I wasn’t so sure of in my life - as well as confirmations from God through new friends that barely knew me yet. I met so many amazing people and made new lifelong friends from all over the world that I never would have met had I not chosen to do mission building. I really look forward to digging deeper and experiencing the best life with a lot of those same people when I go back to Lausanne, as I have felt called to go back for Quarter 2 DTS, 2015!

    Matt (USA) - Mission Builder Mission Builder

Experience Life in our community



Want to know a not-so-secret secret? Switzerland is beautiful and super close to epic cities and nations. Grab some friends and train through Europe, Easyjet to Greece for an ice cream, ski on the Alps, tour a chocolate factory, explore a forest, visit a museum, or taste a delicious cheese fondue.



Be ready to show off your best beatbox or shred the air guitar with your friends for cafe night. Enjoy special games and meals for Swiss night and seasonal festivities such as Lunar New Year or Thanksgiving. As a community, we have the joy of gathering for times of worship, teaching and celebration.



Learn to love the nations. It starts by loving your roommates. Begin by sharing your favorite snack from home and learning the languages of friends from different nations. We are a beautifully diverse community from different cultures, churches, and generations seeking after Christ.



We are called to pray without ceasing. Practice hearing what’s on God’s heart and standing in the gap for nations, communities, crises, people groups, and more as you regularly pray in intercession groups.



First thing’s first, put Him first. Kick off your week worshipping your heart out with us every Monday morning. Throughout the week, there are regular times of worship with your class and YWAM Lausanne community.


How it works

Mission Builders join us full-time in a number of different areas around the base: kitchen, hospitality, maintenance, gardening, childcare, housekeeping, translation and other projects as needed. We work and serve together in many different areas. Because our community is relatively small, we work together closely to keep our programs and facilities at their best.

Jump in and get your hands dirty—maybe God has even more in store for you here beyond these few months!

Be Our Guest

Food and accommodation is provided free of charge during this time of service. There is much to explore while living here in Switzerland, so we encourage you to see this beautiful nation and the bordering countries on the weekend or free time.

Join The Community

We have people from all over the world studying and working at our base. Over lunch, you can hear stories from around the world and share your own or learn what people are exploring in their various schools. Additionally, as a Mission Builder you will have the opportunity to join in staff meetings, devotions, and Bible studies.

Bring Your Skills

You have the skills, and we have a place for you to use them. The application process is discussion based where we can chat about your skills, hopes, and goals. Let’s see if mission building at YWAM Lausanne is right for you. Click the “Contact Us” button below to find out more.

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