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Religious Youth Services (RYS)

Places individuals on service projects around the world.

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Service projects run 1 to 2 weeks, and occasionaly up to 4 weeks.


Applicants aged 18 to 30 are accepted. They do not need to be a member of any particular relition, but should have an interest in World Religions.

Financial Arrangements

There is no program fee, but participants pay a modest fee (typically $200 for 2 weeks) and cover their transportation costs.

Contact Information

Web Site:


4 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-869-6023 x429

Fax: 212-869-6424

Registration / Application

The application process begins with a survey on the RYS web site.


History: RYS began international projects in 1986.

Field Projects executed: 11 in 2001.

Advisors sent on field projects: 550 in 2001.

Regional Activitiy: Religious Youth Services currently has projects in 10 countries in 5 Regions (Africa: 3, Asia: 2, Central America: 2, South America: 1, Western Europe: 2)

Mission Statement

Religious Youth Service is a commitment to world peace. calling upon the highest ambitions of youthful idealism and the longstanding tradition of humble, charitable work, we seek to enhance the awareness of our developing, global village. Drawing from the values of humanity's religious heritage, our common ground of understanding and respect for differences in culture and belief leads us to a spiritual unity of purpose.
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