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About This Ministry

The Kona Mission Builder Program was started to help expand the University of the Nations campus. The Kona campus is in need of a larger training facility, in light of the increase of young people joining this missions movement that is sending teams to over 40 nations every year.

The Mission Builder program brings together skilled individuals and talented craftsmen from all around the world to complete the construction of several key facilities at this strategic Kona hub.


Do you have a heart to serve here at the University and who want to be a part of our family here at YWAM, Kona? The Mission Builder Program is available all year round. Join us for anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 weeks to help us get the job done!
We are excited that you are considering becoming a volunteer at the University of the Nations!

If you have any questions, email or call us. Please confirm before booking any plane tickets.
Contact us on 1 (808) 326-4485, Fax: 1 (808) 326-4483

Mission Builder program

Do you have a heart for missions — and especially Youth with A Mission — then come and join in our short-term volunteer program called Mission Builder.

You’ll have a specific arrival and departure date where you will serve in any of these projects on campus for the time you are with us:

Kitchen (all volunteers serve here at least part of their stay)

Master builder types – workers with skill sets in multiple areas such as:


Drywall Finishers




Floor Tile Installers

Kitchen Cabinet Installers

Carpet Installers

Finish Carpenters

General Construction & Handyman

Proficient in all types of construction equipment – mostly moving materials.

This program is filled with fellowship and friendship where you connect with other Christians from all around the world ~ a once in a lifetime experience!

Mission Builder "Read Me"

Our Volunteers must have:

  • -must have a minimum level of English language ability in order to be able to join us. We ask that your  English language skills are at least minimum  professional proficiency as this is essential for you to be  able to fully participate during your time serving here with us.
  • -must be between the ages of 18 and 75 years of age, as this is our campus policy
  • -must be in good health (able to work 40 hours per week – 8 hours per day) and;
  • -must have a heart to serve in any capacity, then we invite you to come to Hawaii to be a Kokua Crew volunteer!

Mission Builder Meetings – Mandatory

Mission Builders must attend our family meetings and devotions for fellowship and spiritual input. It is to develop lasting friendships and to ensure each of our volunteers have a word from the Lord on a daily basis to feel spiritually filled during their time with us! For this reason these meetings are mandatory, These include the following:

  • -Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning Devotionals at 6am
  • -Monday Morning Worship at 8am for an hour (non-stop praise and worship)
  • -Tuesday Night Family Meeting starting at 6pm which includes international campus speakers
  • -Thursday Night Ohana Meeting at 6pm which includes international guest speakers

Transition Period

Here on campus we have what’s called ‘Transition Week’, where staff and students arrive/leave campus and our volunteers need to step into their place and bless the campus during this time. During transition week you are pulled from your regular work areas/hours to work in the Kitchen in different shifts for 10 straight days. So please come with an open heart to serve in whatever capacity!

What we offer


Kokua Crew