RVICS Roving Volunteers In Christ Service


RVICS is a non-denominational Christian organization for couples with a heart to serve the Lord during their retirement years.

Teams of up to 6 couples provide a wide variety of maintenance, service, and construction assistance to needy non-profit Christian children's homes, schools, colleges, camps, conference centers, and churches. Each work project is 3-1/2 to 4 weeks long, scheduled in warmer climates during the winter months, and cooler locations the remainder of the year. (Note Map below) The map shows the various ministry locations RVICS serves on a scheduled basis, indicated by the red dots. The blue areas are served in Jan. & Feb.; the green areas in Mar. & Nov.; the yellow areas in Apr. & Oct.; and the pink areas in May - Sept. Members are encouraged to serve a minimum of 3 projects, or up to 8 or 9 projects a year, January through November, with a 3-to-4-week Christmas furlough. Summer projects are scheduled for those who can serve at that time.

Couples live in their own RV's, with the project host providing parking sites with electricity, water, and sewer, free of charge.  Working hours provide generous time for recreation and relaxation. Perhaps RVICS is just the retirement plan you have been looking for!

We RVICS folks...

  • Come from many Christian denominations
  • Originate from every corner of the U.S. and Canada
  • Have worked at a wide variety of jobs and careers
  • Have received Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord
  • Desire to serve Him to the best of our ability
  • Donate our time and talents without expecting, or accepting, anything in return
  • Are not members of any similar, like-minded organization
  • Respect the distinctive beliefs of fellow members from other denominations than our own
  • Strive to be good witnesses for the Lord in all we say and do
  • Are "team-spirited"

As RVICS Missionary Members, we need...

  • An RV (i.e.- a motorhome with tow vehicle, truck with fifth wheel or travel trailer)
  • To be self-supporting and have adequate accident and hospitalization coverage
  • To furnish our own hand tools and safety equipment (women often provide portable sewing machines)
  • To be willing to accept direction from our Team Leaders
  • To have applicable work skills or capable of assisting those who do
  • To willingly accept the three RVICS "no-no's:
        No Pets
        No Tobacco
        No Alcohol

Do any of the following needed skills match your abilities?

Accounting, Appliance Repair, Auto Mechanic, Backhoe Operator, Building Contractor, Carpentry, Carpet/Tile Laying, Electrical, Food Service, Furniture Restoration, Landscaping, Librarian, Masonry, Nurse, Office Work, Painting, Plumbing, Refrigeration, Sewing, Sheet Rock/Finishing, Sign Painter, Tutoring, Computer, Upholstery, Wallpapering, Washer/Dryer Repair, Welder, Willing Helper


Working Hours for all RVICS Members:
Monday through Thursday
Men - 6 hours per day, 3-1/2 days per week (21 hours)
Women - 3 hours per day, 4 days per week (12 hours)​​

Are you interested in becoming a member?

Check out Our Benefits or download our Membership info and application forms to apply.



Whatever you do, work at it with alll your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  -Colossians 3:23, 24a  NIV

Be doers of the word and not just hearers. -James 1:22