Mission trips, service projects, Christian service learning – Sierra Service Project has provided opportunities for teenagers and young adults to grow their faith and serve others in meaningful ways for four decades. Each year, over 2,000 people take part in one of our week-long or weekend mission projects in low-income communities throughout the western United States. They do challenging community service work – mostly home repairs. They make friends, worship, learn about the people they serve, explore issues of social justice and inequality, and have fun. We enroll both groups and individuals in our service trips.

Programs

Summer

Middle School and High School Youth Groups & Individual Youth

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Weekends of Service

Middle School through High School Youth Groups

Los Angeles Weekend of Service 2016

Alternative Breaks

High School Youth, Young Adult and Intergenerational Groups

Cleveland State University's Viking Expedition group

Summer Staff

Young Adults at least one year out of High School

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Staff-In-Training

Young Adults graduated from High School and at least 18 years old

Learning how to use a circular saw.

Youth Group Leaders

New to SSP? Welcome!
If your group is new to SSP, create a login request to so that you can register your group for SSP's programs. First-come, first-served registration opens October 24 at 9:00 AM PST!
SSP's Group Registration Portal
First-come, first-served registration opens October 24 at 9:00 AM PST! If you are your group's liaison, click the button to login to your MySSP account.
Update Your Group's SSP Liaison
SSP has one primary contact with your group. To update your SSP liaison, email Veronica your liaison's email, first and last name, phone number, address, position at church, as well as the church attending SSP with.

SSP News

I Did Not Know

By Juliette Guilloteau, September 6th, 2016

When I got hired by Sierra Service Project as a Food Service Coordinator, I only had an extremely vague idea of what was ahead of me. I only knew that I was looking forward to traveling to the United States for the first time and that I could not wait to meet my team and have the best summer of my life with them. Read more…

Shaped by Summers

By Katie Goetz, September 2nd, 2016

I like to think that part of the reason why I’m the pastor, parent, and Christian that I am today is because of my experiences with SSP. We support SSP through the matching campaign because of the difference that SSP made in my own life and because we know that I’m not alone in living a life that’s been shaped by spending part of my summer at SSP for so many years. Read more…

Successful San Diego Partnership

By Freddy Arthur, September 2nd, 2016

Our summer with SSP volunteers was wonderful! Once again, a measurable positive impact was made in and around our community’s canyons. 2015’s efforts of helping a neighbor to a canyon rim were quadrupled this year. Four elderly or disabled neighbors’ neglected yards were cleared of years of trash and debris and then mulched to control re-growth. Read more…

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Testimonials

“I can’t begin to praise Sierra Service Project enough. It was a life changing experience for me. I am 82 years old and your young people installed a wheelchair ramp to make my life much easier. I was so impressed by their dedication and giving hearts.”
Dea
— Homeowner in Crescent City, CA
“It was a very rewarding experience once we completed the awning and the owners were very happy with what we created. I was very happy to be given this opportunity and to undertake a challenge I have not experienced before.”
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— St. Michael's Episcopal Church
“The combination of pride in our service, joy in our friendships, and growth and discovery in our faith is a unique adventure that I wish everyone could experience.”
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— First United Methodist Church in San Diego, CA
“I thank you for being part of our community; for giving your time, your energy, your financial donations and your prayers to this community.”
Rick Eaton
— Executive Director of SSP, Sacramento, CA

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