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What are the requirements for volunteers?

§Because the Tijuana Ministry is an immersion experience to a foreign area we set the minimum age for traveling to be those who are entering high school, typically 13 or 14. 

§Our experience is that the daily routine and program logistics combined with the need for constant safety awareness may be too rigorous for middle school or younger aged travelers.

§All youth travelers must participate in our pre-trip safety trainings and travel orientation programs.  If during these required sessions program leaders become concerned about the maturity and safety awareness of a youth traveler, regardless of age, we reserve the right to delay participation in the Tijuana Ministry to future years.

Participants age 18 and older must be fingerprinted (live scan) for the Diocese of San Jose. This is due to safety of traveling minors.

You must also have a passport or a resident green card valid for up to 6 months after the date of the trip.

This trip is open to anyone, not just members of the San Jose Diocese.