Sierra Service Project

SSP has provided life-changing service experiences for young people since 1975 in which young people learn first-hand the joys of Christian service to others.  Youth spend their days doing challenging service work, like repairing homes, and spend evenings in worship, discussion and recreation.
Sierra Service Project is the United Methodist alternative for challenging, well-run and exciting service experiences for your high school and junior high youth groups.  Each year, nearly 700 youth and adult chaperons from the California-Nevada Conference participate in one of our programs.
SSP believes that the primary focus of youth ministry is within the local church, where dedicated adults have lasting, year-round relationships with their youth. SSP provides an intensive experience of service for you and your youth which will bond them together, advance them in their faith journey, and will create lasting excitement and energy for your youth ministry.

SSP offers week long service experiences for high school and junior high youth groups during the summer. 2014 summer projects will take place in Stockton, Smith River, Los Angeles, Chiloquin (Oregon), Walker River (Nevada) and on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Weekends of service are offered throughout the school year in Sacramento, Los Angeles and Portland. SSP also offers Alternative Break experiences throughout the year for college and high school groups and will send one team of volunteers to Nicaragua this summer.
SUMU Scholarship form

For more information, visit the SSP website at or contact the SSP office at 916.488.6441 or