15 years of exchange and change.
Good News Corps (GNCorps) is an IYF volunteering initiative that helps develop next generation’s leaders by instilling a broadened view of the world and the spirit for self-sacrifice.
GNCorps creates opportunities for college-aged men and women to travel overseas and directly engage in all aspects of foreign culture: language, cuisine, music, architecture, sports, and traditional performances. Through 10 months of service with these various interactions, GNCorps volunteers develop a global perspective and gain a genuine heart to serve others.
GNCorps overseas volunteers also work to advance collaboration and international exchange, as well as provide services that improve the quality of life, education, and spiritual conditions in each participating nation.
It started with 14 young people who took the challenge.
Good News Corps was founded in 2002 by International Youth Fellowship (IYF) when the first 14 Good News Corps volunteers were dispatched from Korea to countries across the world. They returned with amazing testimonials from living among natives, connecting with them, heart-to-heart, and seeing parts of the world they never knew existed.
Since then, approximately 5000 young adults have devoted 11 months of their lives to serve abroad with GNCorps, which now spans the globe. GNCorps volunteers travel overseas to and from Africa, Europe, North and South America, Asia, and America.
Percentage of GNCorps volunteers by host country