The OHI missionary program is a volunteer extension program for those who have graduated from the OHI holistic healing program and desire to continue on a spiritual path to heal themselves and others. As a missionary, you are able to immerse yourself in the healing process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We encourage all who have a calling, passion, and commitment to serving others and who want to be in a community focused on healing to apply.
To apply for the missionary program
Eligibility and Submission Process
To be eligible, you must have completed three weeks as a regular guest. These weeks need not have been contiguous. However, if you have not been a guest for 6 months or more before entering the OHI missionary program, you are required to take a week as a guest before beginning work.
The OHI missionary program is a three-month commitment, during which time you must commit your full time and energy. You will be expected to stay on the detoxification diet, be present each day, attend classes, and perform up to 18 hours a week of service on campus.
If interested, you can request an application on campus, apply online, or apply by mail. Your application will be reviewed by a Program Director, Missionary Coordinator, and minister. If you qualify as a candidate, the Missionary Coordinator will contact you to set up an interview. In addition, you are required to pass a drug test and a criminal background check as a prerequisite to acceptance into the program.
If you are accepted into the OHI missionary program, you will live at one of our healing centers (OHI Austin or OHI San Diego) for three-month. You must pay $775.00 per month for food, program materials, housing, and utilities. In addition, you will provide a maximum of 18 hours a week of service. Examples of service include:
- Greeting guests and helping with check-in on Sunday or check-out on Saturday
- Providing fellowship and guidance to first week participants
- Providing tours of the campus during our Sunday open-house
- Leading prayer circles
- Assisting facilitators in classes and activities in the OHI holistic healing program
- Assisting in the garden, greenhouse, or kitchen to prepare nutrient-rich meals
- Maintaining a serene and safe environment on campus
During your free time, you are able to focus on your own personal goals, deepen your relationship with God, and continue your path to optimum health.
When you submit your application, you are required to provide a good-faith commitment deposit of $208, as well as a $35 fee for a background check and drug test. If you leave for ANY reason before 3 months are completed, the good-faith deposit is forfeited. There are no exceptions.