Serve The Most Strategic City On Earth

Mission teams are an integral part of Graffiti's service to our community, helping us meet needs and show God's love in ways that we simply could not do without their help. We strive to create long-lasting, well-rounded partnerships with teams and the churches/organizations they represent that will impact New York City for years to come.

Drawing from the Graffiti Network's more than 40 years of experience in inner-city ministry, we have developed guidelines and best practices that ensure both Graffiti and our mission teams have a safe and productive ministry together. Have a look at the information below, and please contact us if you have any questions!


For reasons of safety and logistics, all of our mission team members must be 12 years old or older at the time of arrival. This includes team member's own children, as we cannot provide childcare during your mission trip.

There must be at least one adult 25 years old or older on your team. There must be one adult 18 years old or older for every 5 team members. For example, a team of 15 persons must have at least 3 adults.

Our maximum team size is 20 persons except at prearranged special events. Minimum team sizes may also be employed during certain times of year.

Graffiti does not provide housing, meals, or travel to or from New York City for mission teams. We are happy to offer suggestions and referrals, however we cannot provide any guarantees related to your accommodations, and those arrangements will be the responsibility of your group.

As your team may be working with children, a federally compliant (FCRA) national criminal background check must be or have been conducted by your church or organization for each adult who will be aged 18 or older upon your arrival. These background checks must have been coducted within twelve (12) months of your team's service start date. The results of these background checks will be kept and stored by your church or ogranization, but must be furnished if necessary in keeping with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Mission teams begin their service with Graffiti on Monday morning and conclude on Thursday afternoon, except for prearranged special events.


If bringing a team to serve with Graffiti sounds like good news for your team, we would love to hear from you! Simply click the button below to get started!