Are you visiting Montenegro but still want to go to church? Here's all the info for how to worship as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Montenegro.
First of all, no you do not need to be religious at all to volunteer with ILP. It is not a requirement, but many of our volunteers are just because our program is based in Utah where the majority of locals are members of the Church of Jesus Christ. Because of this, there are usually a few volunteers in each group who want to go to church with each other at some point during their semester. If you don't, no worries at all!
Come spend a semester living in Europe as an ILP volunteer!
As an ILP volunteer in Europe, you'll be teaching the cutest kids during the weekdays, but weekends are yours to spend with your group exploring, traveling, vacationing, and if you want to, even going to church. If you find yourself in Montenegro on a Sunday while vacationing, here's the info you need if that's what you choose to do.
The only branch in all of Montenegro is found in the capital, Podgorica, and the congregation is tiny! Sacrament meeting starts at 10:00 AM. The missionaries actually make up most of the congregation and they'll be so happy to have you!
If you're starting from Budva (a popular place to vacation in the country), then catch one of the regular buses that leaves from the Budva station, headed for Podgorica. It will cost you 5-6 euros each way and you'll want to plan on leaving the station around 8 am since the drive takes over an hour.
Once you're at the Podgorica bus station, you can get a taxi for 5-10 euros and just show them the address. It should take less than 10 minutes to drive there. If the weather is nice, we highly recommend walking which will take less than 30 minutes. Hopefully you have access to Google Maps because it's pretty impossible to explain how to get there otherwise. Either way, it will be worth the trip.
Address: Balšića 59 Podgorica
The Nearest Temple
The closest temple to our volunteers in Montenegro is actually the Rome, Italy Temple. It's not hard at all to find a cheap flight from Montenegro to Italy (usually about $30 for a flight to Milan or Bologna which takes less than two hours) and then from that Italian city to Rome.
Once you get to Rome, visiting the temple is a bit of a detour, but totally worth it! Here's a complete guide with all of the bus info and specific instructions you'll need to make this a stress-free trip.
Want to spend time abroad but not sure if this is the right program for you?
Totally get that! We've asked all of the same questions when applying to volunteer with ILP ourselves. Click the button below to get some quick facts about ILP to see if it's what you're looking for.