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2024 ELF Volunteer Information

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Experience a new culture, form lifelong connections, and meet and serve passionate Christian leaders from around the world!

Our 2024 ELF volunteer team is full. Join our waitlist for 2024 or indicate your interest for the 2025 ELF volunteer team by filling out the interest form below.

Keep reading to learn more about volunteering at ELF.


The ELF Volunteer Team is open to committed evangelical believers from across the United States and United Kingdom. We welcome volunteers of all ages, who are in good health and able to keep up with the busy ELF schedule. Over the years our volunteers have ranged in age from 18 to 80.

If you feel called to short-term mission work but hesitate at the thought of the manual labor and the challenging conditions of traditional mission trips, ELF may be the perfect opportunity for you!

The volunteer team also has spots available for Eastern Europeans. Please reach out to us directly if you are interested in being a part of the team.


ELF volunteers work together to run the annual meeting – making sure that all activities run smoothly. Perhaps more importantly, they create a warm, encouraging environment wherein Europe’s Christian leaders can experience God’s global community, grow spiritually, and receive teaching that will help advance their ministries. Tasks include but are not limited to: greeting participants in registration, video recording and monitoring sessions, and working in the ELF bookstore.


The 2024 ELF is planned for May 25th - 29th. You’ll arrive in Poland on Wednesday, May 22nd for setup and training. (Note that if you’re traveling from the United States this requires departing on Tuesday, May 21st.) You’ll return home on Saturday, June 1st, after a day and a half of exploring beautiful, historic Kraków.


ELF is held in Wisła (pronounced “VEES-wah”), a lovely resort town located in the mountainous southwest corner of Poland, near the borders of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. All participants and volunteers stay at Hotel Gołębiewski for the duration of ELF. All volunteers stay at Galaxy Hotel after ELF, while in Kraków.


Applying for ELF involves submitting an application form and additional materials, including your medical history and consent form and travel policy. Additionally, all volunteers are asked to make a contribution.