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Act4Africa

Act4Africa is a UK charity working in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi to reduce poverty through the delivery of health education and gender equality programmes. We work closely with busy general hospitals in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi and arrange tailor-made medical elective trips for student doctors. We have close relationships with a number of hospitals, and students also have the option to work alongside our health education teams as they deliver workshops and to assist at community health clinics in rural areas. We also arrange placements for nurses, midwives and qualified doctors. As Act4Africa is a registered UK charity students can fundraise to cover the costs of their elective and be assured that any surplus funds will go directly into the communities in which they will be working.


Electives in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi

AIM International/Short Term Africa

AIM International offers people the opportunity to get involved with cross-cultural mission amongst unreached people groups. Our teams and gap year placements are open for those aged 18+. You can join our Short Term programme to take up a specific tailor-made ministry or as a member of one of our Short Term teams.

AIM International
Enquiries
Tom Lott
Short Term Coordinator
Halifax Place
Nottingham
NG9 1QN
tel: 0115 983 8120
BMS World Mission
Career break… change of career… retired... looking for a new challenge… There is no 'typical' BMS volunteer, no 'average' placement and no fixed schedule that you have to fit into.

Apply for and start your placement at any time in the year. Go to countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to work alongside BMS partners or personnel. Spend from a couple of months to two years serving God, using your skills to the full.

As the sending agency of the Baptist Church in the UK, applicants should be connected to a Baptist Church either as their home or university church. Priority will be given to those students exploring a call to longer term overseas service.

Length of service: 3 months - 4 years
ChristianVolunteering.org
ChristianVolunteering.org is an American program of TechMission that matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities and helps organizations recruit volunteers through online volunteer matching.
Live out your faith in practical, transforming ways and see what God can do when Christians from different cultures share in each other's lives.

While many short-term experiences seem to be mainly about 'doing something' for 'poor people', Encounter trips are primarily about immersing ourselves in another culture, connecting with Christian communities and taking part in grassroots ministry, recognising we have much to learn from others and letting these insights help shape our perspectives.

Activity: Church related, cultural awareness/encouragement, practical, prayer, teaching, youth ministry

Length of service: 2-4 weeks
NEXT is Crosslinks short term mission programme for those aged 30 and above. The programme is suitable for individuals, pairs and small groups seeking to use their professional skills and experience in Christian service overseas.

A NEXT experience will give you the opportunity to serve, to sample a new and different culture, to share in the lives of others and to grow in your own knowledge and understanding of God.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Short-Term Mission Involvement Learning Experience for under 30s.

SMILE is our short term mission programme for 18-30 year olds. It combines travel and the experience of a totally different culture, with serving God and having a taste of overseas mission work.

We send out groups and individuals to serve the Lord, serving local churches and people around the world for anything from two weeks to two years.

We offer three kinds of placements overseas: Gap teams, Summer Teams and Individual Placements. Every placement involves service, evangelism and discipleship.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Get a taste for community life in the Muslim world - working with and learning from an experienced Frontiers team.

Activities: Church planting, community development, administration, professional skills/tentmaking, TEFL, general medical

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Global Health Outreach exists to provide opportunities for medical, dental and other healthcare professionals, students, their families and associates to serve Christ, to share Christ and to grow in Christ. This translates into the three-fold purpose of ministering physically and spiritually to needy people, and ministering to the spiritual needs of our teams.
GHO
PO Box 7500
Bristol
TN 37621
USA
tel: 1-888-230-2637
fax: 1-423-764-1417
We have opportunities for licensed Christian MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS from all disciplines to join our team medical staff, who will lead by example, and who are willing to commit to a 1-2 week period each year working with medical teams in a specific project area. Medical Doctors in this capacity will be asked to diagnose and treat general medicine diseases as well as perform minor emergency field surgeries that may be needed.
Learn while serving side by side with experienced missionaries and churches at home and abroad. Whether you have 2 weeks or up to 6 months, our teams makes it possible for you to use that time to tell people about friendship with Jesus!

Activities: Children's minsitry, evangelism, TEFL, refugees, camps, street children

Length of service: 1 month - 1 year
Mercy Teams provide short-term outreach opportunities for churches, schools and other groups of individuals Projects to date have included renovating orphanages, building and painting clinics, schools and homes, teaching community health, assisting in micro-enterprise projects and serving for a few days onboard a Mercy Ship.

Length of service: 2 weeks to 1 year
Mission Direct works with partners all over the world to bring practical help, hope and change to the lives of many men, women and children.

Currently supporting projects in 11 countries, we open the door to anyone wanting the life-changing experience of going on a short-term mission trip. From Africa to Asia, South America to the Caribbean and on to Europe, our projects support a wide range of need - from disabled children marginalized by their communities, homes for street boys living hand-to-mouth each day, and saving women out of FMG; to building schools for children with no access to education and hospitals for people without sufficient healthcare.

A typical trip with us will support our partner projects in the morning (usually a build - though no qualification necessary!) followed by visits to help at other local community projects. Towards the end of the trip, you'll get the opportunity to take some well-deserved R&R - exploring local wonders, witnessing incredible wildlife, trekking through rainforest or laying on the beach. We will coordinate every aspect of your trip for you, from flights, visas and transport to accommodation, food and transfers.

Your two-week mission trip will change the lives of many forever - including your own.

Mission Direct
27 Bury Mead Road
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1RT
tel: 01582 720056

NTM's associate programme seeks to match your specific skills with a specific need on the field.

By doing what you do best, you'll encourage NTM missionaries and impact tribal people for eternity. As you take this step of faith, you'll experience God in new ways!

Length of service:
minimum 3 months upwards.

Vision teams take 3-4 week trips to various NTM locations in order to help missionaries who are working with unreached tribal people groups. We do practical work such as building missionary homes, airstrips, water systems and clinics.

Over 3,500 people working in 110 countries are serving with Operation Mobilisation to bring Good News. Working in every region of the world and on every ocean (via an ocean-going ship), we want to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least-reached.

Join teams working alongside long term missionaries pioneering in places with little or no access to the gospel.
Activities: Teaching, Family Issues, Prayer, Street Children, Evangelism, Radio, Visiting orphanages
Opportunities tailored to your skills and availability and a chance to work alongside existing long term missionaries.
Serving In Mission is an international mission organisation which takes the good news of Jesus to people who have never heard it. We cross barriers with the gospel and work in multi-cultural teams to make disciples of the Lord Jesus through a wide variety of ministries, including short- and long-term medical ministries. We have more than 1,700 active mission workers serving in more than 70 countries as we partner with the worldwide church to glorify God.

There are several ways you can get involved in medical mission. Our Explore programme offers short-term placements of up to a year for medical teams and medical electives. Our Immerse internship programme is designed for people in their 20s and offers training and mentoring to medics exploring mission. To find out more go to http://www.sim.co.uk/go/enquire-now

At Smile International they are great believers in the importance of taking a productive break. This is all about taking time out from your normal routine, re-charging your batteries, and putting something back to help others.

Smile International offers you the opportunity to visit Africa, Asia or Europe, or visit all three continents! Enjoy the experience of travelling to a new country, meeting new people, immersing yourself in a new culture and at the same time helping some of the world’s poorest communities.

Length of service: 1 month, 3 months or a year

Join Smile International for a life-changing experience and make a difference! Step Out trips provide you with opportunities to make a real difference. Whether this is your first time or you are one of the many volunteers who return year after year, we know you will benefit from seeing God at work in your life as you share the love of Jesus with those in need.

You will be spending time with our doctors and nurses visiting cancer patients in their homes, as well as assisting with the day-to-day running of the clinic at the Smile Centre. You will provide the necessary care as set out in the patient's care plan, assist with personal care needs such as washing, dressing and mobility and help patients take their routine medicines, as well as provide vital emotional support. Depending on your skill level and expertise, there may be opportunities for you to conduct training sessions with medical professionals.

Length of service: 1 week - 1 month

The Global Volunteering team (GVT) aims to open the eyes and hearts of individuals through experiencing something totally different, inspiring you to social action and equipping you as part of God's global kingdom. They send you to work with their partners in some of the world's poorest places to serve God and people in new ways, whatever your age. You'll be challenged as you leave behind the familiar, and the world you encounter could change you for the rest of your life.


GVT trips depart throughout the year, with various teams going out each season.

There are all sorts of trips including:

Family trips (for all ages)

Group trips (school group/youth group/adult group)

2 week trips

3 month trips

6 month trips

Teams support UFM's work in evangelism, church planting amongst unreached people groups, theological education, leadership training, street children's ministry, youth work, medical work and church related community development.

Length of service: 2-3 weeks
WEC International is a Christian mission agency - a specialized arm of the Christian Church. Our role is to bring the good news of Jesus to the peoples who have had the least opportunity to hear it.
WEC Trek is WEC International's main short-term missions programme. They partner with individuals and churches who wish to serve God in mission overseas or in the UK.

With workers in over 80 countries, WEC offers wide range of opportunities. WEC Trek’s aim is to help you learn what’s involved in sharing Christ cross-culturally, and to explore whether God is leading you towards longer-term involvement, near or far. They provide everything from training, to mentors, to debriefing.

Length of Service: 4 weeks - 1 year

Americas

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Amazon Outreach takes Christians from every walk of life to participate in short term mission trips through various ministries along the Amazon River. These include medical, dental, eyeglasses, evangelism, water well, construction, children, men's and women's ministries. By meeting physical needs, we establish relationships with the villagers, opening the door to share Christ's great love with them.
Career break… change of career… retired... looking for a new challenge… There is no 'typical' BMS volunteer, no 'average' placement and no fixed schedule that you have to fit into.

Apply for and start your placement at any time in the year. Go to countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to work alongside BMS partners or personnel. Spend from a couple of months to two years serving God, using your skills to the full.

As the sending agency of the Baptist Church in the UK, applicants should be connected to a Baptist Church either as their home or university church. Priority will be given to those students exploring a call to longer term overseas service.

Length of service: 3 months - 4 years
ChristianVolunteering.org is an American program of TechMission that matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities and helps organizations recruit volunteers through online volunteer matching.
Live out your faith in practical, transforming ways and see what God can do when Christians from different cultures share in each other's lives.

While many short-term experiences seem to be mainly about 'doing something' for 'poor people', Encounter trips are primarily about immersing ourselves in another culture, connecting with Christian communities and taking part in grassroots ministry, recognising we have much to learn from others and letting these insights help shape our perspectives.

Activity: Church related, cultural awareness/encouragement, practical, prayer, teaching, youth ministry

Length of service: 2-4 weeks
NEXT is Crosslinks short term mission programme for those aged 30 and above. The programme is suitable for individuals, pairs and small groups seeking to use their professional skills and experience in Christian service overseas.

A NEXT experience will give you the opportunity to serve, to sample a new and different culture, to share in the lives of others and to grow in your own knowledge and understanding of God.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Short-Term Mission Involvement Learning Experience for under 30s.

SMILE is our short term mission programme for 18-30 year olds. It combines travel and the experience of a totally different culture, with serving God and having a taste of overseas mission work.

We send out groups and individuals to serve the Lord, serving local churches and people around the world for anything from two weeks to two years.

We offer three kinds of placements overseas: Gap teams, Summer Teams and Individual Placements. Every placement involves service, evangelism and discipleship.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Global Health Outreach exists to provide opportunities for medical, dental and other healthcare professionals, students, their families and associates to serve Christ, to share Christ and to grow in Christ. This translates into the three-fold purpose of ministering physically and spiritually to needy people, and ministering to the spiritual needs of our teams.
GHO
PO Box 7500
Bristol
TN 37621
USA
tel: 1-888-230-2637
fax: 1-423-764-1417
Learn while serving side by side with experienced missionaries and churches at home and abroad. Whether you have 2 weeks or up to 6 months, our teams makes it possible for you to use that time to tell people about friendship with Jesus!

Activities: Children's minsitry, evangelism, TEFL, refugees, camps, street children

Length of service: 1 month - 1 year
Step teams are groups of Christians who come together to serve the church in Latin America. Step provides a practical, short introduction to mission in another culture, working as part of a team alongside a local church community. It's all about discipleship, outreach, hard work and lots of fun!

You can apply as an individual or as a Ready-made team. Either way you make lifelong friends, learn to depend on God in new ways and sow into His kingdom by serving in a different culture.

Activities: Practical work, kids clubs, outreach, prayer ministry, youth work, dramas, street evangelism and sharing testimonies alongside a local church

Length of service

  • Spring Step - 4 months (March-July). Apply by 30 November
  • Summer Step 3-7 weeks (July/August). Apply by 30 April
Mission Direct works with partners all over the world to bring practical help, hope and change to the lives of many men, women and children.

Currently supporting projects in 11 countries, we open the door to anyone wanting the life-changing experience of going on a short-term mission trip. From Africa to Asia, South America to the Caribbean and on to Europe, our projects support a wide range of need - from disabled children marginalized by their communities, homes for street boys living hand-to-mouth each day, and saving women out of FMG; to building schools for children with no access to education and hospitals for people without sufficient healthcare.

A typical trip with us will support our partner projects in the morning (usually a build - though no qualification necessary!) followed by visits to help at other local community projects. Towards the end of the trip, you'll get the opportunity to take some well-deserved R&R - exploring local wonders, witnessing incredible wildlife, trekking through rainforest or laying on the beach. We will coordinate every aspect of your trip for you, from flights, visas and transport to accommodation, food and transfers.

Your two-week mission trip will change the lives of many forever - including your own.

Mission Direct
27 Bury Mead Road
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1RT
tel: 01582 720056

NTM's associate programme seeks to match your specific skills with a specific need on the field.

By doing what you do best, you'll encourage NTM missionaries and impact tribal people for eternity. As you take this step of faith, you'll experience God in new ways!

Length of service:
minimum 3 months upwards.

Vision teams take 3-4 week trips to various NTM locations in order to help missionaries who are working with unreached tribal people groups. We do practical work such as building missionary homes, airstrips, water systems and clinics.

Whether you have six days or six months, using your training or passions, OM's Short-Term outreaches make it possible for you to tell people about the Good News of Jesus. From Albania to Zambia - OM has teams in over 110 countries around the world waiting for you to join them in sharing the love of Christ with others.

Join teams working alongside long term missionaries pioneering in places with little or no access to the gospel.
Activities: Teaching, Family Issues, Prayer, Street Children, Evangelism, Radio, Visiting orphanages
Opportunities tailored to your skills and availability and a chance to work alongside existing long term missionaries.

Potter's House is a Christ-centered organization founded by two Guatemalans. For 30 years we have been walking alongside poor individuals. From physical to spiritual to mental transformation, we want to empower the poor across Guatemala to make significant changes in their own lives and their communities.

Potters House Association - International
P.O. Box 106 - Dept A
Pewaukee
WI 53072
USA
tel: 1-888-742-4828
mobile: Guatemala: (502) 2498-5000
Serving In Mission is an international mission organisation which takes the good news of Jesus to people who have never heard it. We cross barriers with the gospel and work in multi-cultural teams to make disciples of the Lord Jesus through a wide variety of ministries, including short- and long-term medical ministries. We have more than 1,700 active mission workers serving in more than 70 countries as we partner with the worldwide church to glorify God.

There are several ways you can get involved in medical mission. Our Explore programme offers short-term placements of up to a year for medical teams and medical electives. Our Immerse internship programme is designed for people in their 20s and offers training and mentoring to medics exploring mission. To find out more go to http://www.sim.co.uk/go/enquire-now

At Smile International they are great believers in the importance of taking a productive break. This is all about taking time out from your normal routine, re-charging your batteries, and putting something back to help others.

Smile International offers you the opportunity to visit Africa, Asia or Europe, or visit all three continents! Enjoy the experience of travelling to a new country, meeting new people, immersing yourself in a new culture and at the same time helping some of the world’s poorest communities.

Length of service: 1 month, 3 months or a year
WEC Trek is WEC International's main short-term missions programme. They partner with individuals and churches who wish to serve God in mission overseas or in the UK.

With workers in over 80 countries, WEC offers wide range of opportunities. WEC Trek’s aim is to help you learn what’s involved in sharing Christ cross-culturally, and to explore whether God is leading you towards longer-term involvement, near or far. They provide everything from training, to mentors, to debriefing.

Length of Service: 4 weeks - 1 year

Asia/Australasia

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Asha works in the urban slums of Delhi and covering over 71 slum colonies and catering to a population of about 500,000 people. Asha has a comprehensive health programme specifically focusing expectant mothers, new borns, children under 5 years. They also have reproductive health programmes for men and women, programme to screen and treat the TB patients, screening of specific health problems of the elderly and the like.

Electives in India, New Delhi (different slum centres)

Phil Leighton
Friends of Asha
Friends of Asha
'Woodlands'
34 knoll Road
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 4QU
Ayesha Seymour
Career break… change of career… retired... looking for a new challenge… There is no 'typical' BMS volunteer, no 'average' placement and no fixed schedule that you have to fit into.

Apply for and start your placement at any time in the year. Go to countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to work alongside BMS partners or personnel. Spend from a couple of months to two years serving God, using your skills to the full.

As the sending agency of the Baptist Church in the UK, applicants should be connected to a Baptist Church either as their home or university church. Priority will be given to those students exploring a call to longer term overseas service.

Length of service: 3 months - 4 years
ChristianVolunteering.org is an American program of TechMission that matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities and helps organizations recruit volunteers through online volunteer matching.
Live out your faith in practical, transforming ways and see what God can do when Christians from different cultures share in each other's lives.

While many short-term experiences seem to be mainly about 'doing something' for 'poor people', Encounter trips are primarily about immersing ourselves in another culture, connecting with Christian communities and taking part in grassroots ministry, recognising we have much to learn from others and letting these insights help shape our perspectives.

Activity: Church related, cultural awareness/encouragement, practical, prayer, teaching, youth ministry

Length of service: 2-4 weeks
NEXT is Crosslinks short term mission programme for those aged 30 and above. The programme is suitable for individuals, pairs and small groups seeking to use their professional skills and experience in Christian service overseas.

A NEXT experience will give you the opportunity to serve, to sample a new and different culture, to share in the lives of others and to grow in your own knowledge and understanding of God.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Short-Term Mission Involvement Learning Experience for under 30s.

SMILE is our short term mission programme for 18-30 year olds. It combines travel and the experience of a totally different culture, with serving God and having a taste of overseas mission work.

We send out groups and individuals to serve the Lord, serving local churches and people around the world for anything from two weeks to two years.

We offer three kinds of placements overseas: Gap teams, Summer Teams and Individual Placements. Every placement involves service, evangelism and discipleship.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Get a taste for community life in the Muslim world - working with and learning from an experienced Frontiers team.

Activities: Church planting, community development, administration, professional skills/tentmaking, TEFL, general medical

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Global Health Outreach exists to provide opportunities for medical, dental and other healthcare professionals, students, their families and associates to serve Christ, to share Christ and to grow in Christ. This translates into the three-fold purpose of ministering physically and spiritually to needy people, and ministering to the spiritual needs of our teams.
GHO
PO Box 7500
Bristol
TN 37621
USA
tel: 1-888-230-2637
fax: 1-423-764-1417
We have opportunities for licensed Christian MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS from all disciplines to join our team medical staff, who will lead by example, and who are willing to commit to a 1-2 week period each year working with medical teams in a specific project area. Medical Doctors in this capacity will be asked to diagnose and treat general medicine diseases as well as perform minor emergency field surgeries that may be needed.
Learn while serving side by side with experienced missionaries and churches at home and abroad. Whether you have 2 weeks or up to 6 months, our teams makes it possible for you to use that time to tell people about friendship with Jesus!

Activities: Children's minsitry, evangelism, TEFL, refugees, camps, street children

Length of service: 1 month - 1 year
Interserve is a Christian mission agency which aims to see "Lives and communities transformed through encounter with Jesus Christ". They are involved in Christian missions across Asia, the Middle East and the UK, seeking to bring God's love in word and deed to those who need it most.



On Track is Interserve's short-term mission programme, for those wanting to serve the peoples of Asia and the Arab World making Jesus known. Placements are available for any time from two months to one year and are arranged on an individual basis depending on your specific areas of interest or experience.

The main programme (On Track Connector) also includes a two week mentoring, orientation and practical placement at one of Interserve's UK placements.

This could be suitable for anyone interested in taking a gap year or career break, recently graduated, about to retired or seeking to do a Medical Elective

Activities: Medical, education, social action, practical and technical, support ministries

Length of service: 2-12 months

MSI Professional Services is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the holistic needs of the people in inland China. They send committed Christian professionals - people with needed skills - to share Christ's love through the witness of their lives, partnering with the Chinese government to modernise and improve the economic and social status of poor and disadvantaged communities.

Electives in big modern hospitals in South West China.

Martin Symonds
56 Compton Avenue
Luton
LU4 9AZ
tel: 07496 372510

NTM's associate programme seeks to match your specific skills with a specific need on the field.

By doing what you do best, you'll encourage NTM missionaries and impact tribal people for eternity. As you take this step of faith, you'll experience God in new ways!

Length of service:
minimum 3 months upwards.

Vision teams take 3-4 week trips to various NTM locations in order to help missionaries who are working with unreached tribal people groups. We do practical work such as building missionary homes, airstrips, water systems and clinics.

Whether you have six days or six months, using your training or passions, OM's Short-Term outreaches make it possible for you to tell people about the Good News of Jesus. From Albania to Zambia - OM has teams in over 110 countries around the world waiting for you to join them in sharing the love of Christ with others.

Spend as little as 2 life changing weeks or 12 months working alongside OMF workers in East Asia in varying ministries.

Ministries: sports, language learning, prayer journeys, children's work, medical electives (Mandarin speakers only), IT support, photography

Length of service: 2 weeks -12 months

Over 3,500 people working in 110 countries are serving with Operation Mobilisation to bring Good News. Working in every region of the world and on every ocean (via an ocean-going ship), we want to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least-reached.

People International is an interdenominational Christian organisation, whose vision is to see churches established that proclaim the Good News among the Muslim peoples of Central Asia and model true Christian living on the example of Jesus Christ.
Join teams working alongside long term missionaries pioneering in places with little or no access to the gospel.
Activities: Teaching, Family Issues, Prayer, Street Children, Evangelism, Radio, Visiting orphanages
Opportunities tailored to your skills and availability and a chance to work alongside existing long term missionaries.
Serving In Mission is an international mission organisation which takes the good news of Jesus to people who have never heard it. We cross barriers with the gospel and work in multi-cultural teams to make disciples of the Lord Jesus through a wide variety of ministries, including short- and long-term medical ministries. We have more than 1,700 active mission workers serving in more than 70 countries as we partner with the worldwide church to glorify God.

There are several ways you can get involved in medical mission. Our Explore programme offers short-term placements of up to a year for medical teams and medical electives. Our Immerse internship programme is designed for people in their 20s and offers training and mentoring to medics exploring mission. To find out more go to http://www.sim.co.uk/go/enquire-now

At Smile International they are great believers in the importance of taking a productive break. This is all about taking time out from your normal routine, re-charging your batteries, and putting something back to help others.

Smile International offers you the opportunity to visit Africa, Asia or Europe, or visit all three continents! Enjoy the experience of travelling to a new country, meeting new people, immersing yourself in a new culture and at the same time helping some of the world’s poorest communities.

Length of service: 1 month, 3 months or a year

Join Smile International for a life-changing experience and make a difference! Step Out trips provide you with opportunities to make a real difference. Whether this is your first time or you are one of the many volunteers who return year after year, we know you will benefit from seeing God at work in your life as you share the love of Jesus with those in need.

You will be spending time with our doctors and nurses visiting cancer patients in their homes, as well as assisting with the day-to-day running of the clinic at the Smile Centre. You will provide the necessary care as set out in the patient's care plan, assist with personal care needs such as washing, dressing and mobility and help patients take their routine medicines, as well as provide vital emotional support. Depending on your skill level and expertise, there may be opportunities for you to conduct training sessions with medical professionals.

Length of service: 1 week - 1 month

The Global Volunteering team (GVT) aims to open the eyes and hearts of individuals through experiencing something totally different, inspiring you to social action and equipping you as part of God's global kingdom. They send you to work with their partners in some of the world's poorest places to serve God and people in new ways, whatever your age. You'll be challenged as you leave behind the familiar, and the world you encounter could change you for the rest of your life.


GVT trips depart throughout the year, with various teams going out each season.

There are all sorts of trips including:

Family trips (for all ages)

Group trips (school group/youth group/adult group)

2 week trips

3 month trips

6 month trips

UFM Worldwide are happy to receive enquiries from Christians wanting to undertake a period of short term cross cultural ministry. This covers periods from a few weeks to 2 years. Applications are considered on an individual basis.

Opportunities are always available at Rumginae Health Centre Papua New Guinea for qualified doctors wishing to work overseas short-term.
WEC International is a Christian mission agency - a specialized arm of the Christian Church. Our role is to bring the good news of Jesus to the peoples who have had the least opportunity to hear it.
WEC Trek is WEC International's main short-term missions programme. They partner with individuals and churches who wish to serve God in mission overseas or in the UK.

With workers in over 80 countries, WEC offers wide range of opportunities. WEC Trek’s aim is to help you learn what’s involved in sharing Christ cross-culturally, and to explore whether God is leading you towards longer-term involvement, near or far. They provide everything from training, to mentors, to debriefing.

Length of Service: 4 weeks - 1 year

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Career break… change of career… retired... looking for a new challenge… There is no 'typical' BMS volunteer, no 'average' placement and no fixed schedule that you have to fit into.

Apply for and start your placement at any time in the year. Go to countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to work alongside BMS partners or personnel. Spend from a couple of months to two years serving God, using your skills to the full.

As the sending agency of the Baptist Church in the UK, applicants should be connected to a Baptist Church either as their home or university church. Priority will be given to those students exploring a call to longer term overseas service.

Length of service: 3 months - 4 years
ChristianVolunteering.org is an American program of TechMission that matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities and helps organizations recruit volunteers through online volunteer matching.
Live out your faith in practical, transforming ways and see what God can do when Christians from different cultures share in each other's lives.

While many short-term experiences seem to be mainly about 'doing something' for 'poor people', Encounter trips are primarily about immersing ourselves in another culture, connecting with Christian communities and taking part in grassroots ministry, recognising we have much to learn from others and letting these insights help shape our perspectives.

Activity: Church related, cultural awareness/encouragement, practical, prayer, teaching, youth ministry

Length of service: 2-4 weeks
NEXT is Crosslinks short term mission programme for those aged 30 and above. The programme is suitable for individuals, pairs and small groups seeking to use their professional skills and experience in Christian service overseas.

A NEXT experience will give you the opportunity to serve, to sample a new and different culture, to share in the lives of others and to grow in your own knowledge and understanding of God.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Short-Term Mission Involvement Learning Experience for under 30s.

SMILE is our short term mission programme for 18-30 year olds. It combines travel and the experience of a totally different culture, with serving God and having a taste of overseas mission work.

We send out groups and individuals to serve the Lord, serving local churches and people around the world for anything from two weeks to two years.

We offer three kinds of placements overseas: Gap teams, Summer Teams and Individual Placements. Every placement involves service, evangelism and discipleship.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Learn while serving side by side with experienced missionaries and churches at home and abroad. Whether you have 2 weeks or up to 6 months, our teams makes it possible for you to use that time to tell people about friendship with Jesus!

Activities: Children's minsitry, evangelism, TEFL, refugees, camps, street children

Length of service: 1 month - 1 year
Join the long term NMI team as they get alongside young people in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Activities: Youth ministry, art/graphics, camps, drama/dance/music, outdoor activities, sports

Whether you have six days or six months, using your training or passions, OM's Short-Term outreaches make it possible for you to tell people about the Good News of Jesus. From Albania to Zambia - OM has teams in over 110 countries around the world waiting for you to join them in sharing the love of Christ with others.

Over 3,500 people working in 110 countries are serving with Operation Mobilisation to bring Good News. Working in every region of the world and on every ocean (via an ocean-going ship), we want to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least-reached.

Join teams working alongside long term missionaries pioneering in places with little or no access to the gospel.
Activities: Teaching, Family Issues, Prayer, Street Children, Evangelism, Radio, Visiting orphanages
At Smile International they are great believers in the importance of taking a productive break. This is all about taking time out from your normal routine, re-charging your batteries, and putting something back to help others.

Smile International offers you the opportunity to visit Africa, Asia or Europe, or visit all three continents! Enjoy the experience of travelling to a new country, meeting new people, immersing yourself in a new culture and at the same time helping some of the world’s poorest communities.

Length of service: 1 month, 3 months or a year

Join Smile International for a life-changing experience and make a difference! Step Out trips provide you with opportunities to make a real difference. Whether this is your first time or you are one of the many volunteers who return year after year, we know you will benefit from seeing God at work in your life as you share the love of Jesus with those in need.

You will be spending time with our doctors and nurses visiting cancer patients in their homes, as well as assisting with the day-to-day running of the clinic at the Smile Centre. You will provide the necessary care as set out in the patient's care plan, assist with personal care needs such as washing, dressing and mobility and help patients take their routine medicines, as well as provide vital emotional support. Depending on your skill level and expertise, there may be opportunities for you to conduct training sessions with medical professionals.

Length of service: 1 week - 1 month

Teams support UFM's work in evangelism, church planting amongst unreached people groups, theological education, leadership training, street children's ministry, youth work, medical work and church related community development.

Length of service: 2-3 weeks
WEC Trek is WEC International's main short-term missions programme. They partner with individuals and churches who wish to serve God in mission overseas or in the UK.

With workers in over 80 countries, WEC offers wide range of opportunities. WEC Trek’s aim is to help you learn what’s involved in sharing Christ cross-culturally, and to explore whether God is leading you towards longer-term involvement, near or far. They provide everything from training, to mentors, to debriefing.

Length of Service: 4 weeks - 1 year

Middle East

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Arab World Ministries (AWM) puts together tailor-made trips for individuals, couples and families seeking to explore cross-cultural ministry in a specific context. We call these short-term trips, Venture placements.
ChristianVolunteering.org is an American program of TechMission that matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities and helps organizations recruit volunteers through online volunteer matching.
Live out your faith in practical, transforming ways and see what God can do when Christians from different cultures share in each other's lives.

While many short-term experiences seem to be mainly about 'doing something' for 'poor people', Encounter trips are primarily about immersing ourselves in another culture, connecting with Christian communities and taking part in grassroots ministry, recognising we have much to learn from others and letting these insights help shape our perspectives.

Activity: Church related, cultural awareness/encouragement, practical, prayer, teaching, youth ministry

Length of service: 2-4 weeks
NEXT is Crosslinks short term mission programme for those aged 30 and above. The programme is suitable for individuals, pairs and small groups seeking to use their professional skills and experience in Christian service overseas.

A NEXT experience will give you the opportunity to serve, to sample a new and different culture, to share in the lives of others and to grow in your own knowledge and understanding of God.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Short-Term Mission Involvement Learning Experience for under 30s.

SMILE is our short term mission programme for 18-30 year olds. It combines travel and the experience of a totally different culture, with serving God and having a taste of overseas mission work.

We send out groups and individuals to serve the Lord, serving local churches and people around the world for anything from two weeks to two years.

We offer three kinds of placements overseas: Gap teams, Summer Teams and Individual Placements. Every placement involves service, evangelism and discipleship.

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Get a taste for community life in the Muslim world - working with and learning from an experienced Frontiers team.

Activities: Church planting, community development, administration, professional skills/tentmaking, TEFL, general medical

Length of service: 2 weeks - 2 years
Global Health Outreach exists to provide opportunities for medical, dental and other healthcare professionals, students, their families and associates to serve Christ, to share Christ and to grow in Christ. This translates into the three-fold purpose of ministering physically and spiritually to needy people, and ministering to the spiritual needs of our teams.
GHO
PO Box 7500
Bristol
TN 37621
USA
tel: 1-888-230-2637
fax: 1-423-764-1417
We have opportunities for licensed Christian MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS from all disciplines to join our team medical staff, who will lead by example, and who are willing to commit to a 1-2 week period each year working with medical teams in a specific project area. Medical Doctors in this capacity will be asked to diagnose and treat general medicine diseases as well as perform minor emergency field surgeries that may be needed.
Learn while serving side by side with experienced missionaries and churches at home and abroad. Whether you have 2 weeks or up to 6 months, our teams makes it possible for you to use that time to tell people about friendship with Jesus!

Activities: Children's minsitry, evangelism, TEFL, refugees, camps, street children

Length of service: 1 month - 1 year
Interserve is a Christian mission agency which aims to see "Lives and communities transformed through encounter with Jesus Christ". They are involved in Christian missions across Asia, the Middle East and the UK, seeking to bring God's love in word and deed to those who need it most.



On Track is Interserve's short-term mission programme, for those wanting to serve the peoples of Asia and the Arab World making Jesus known. Placements are available for any time from two months to one year and are arranged on an individual basis depending on your specific areas of interest or experience.

The main programme (On Track Connector) also includes a two week mentoring, orientation and practical placement at one of Interserve's UK placements.

This could be suitable for anyone interested in taking a gap year or career break, recently graduated, about to retired or seeking to do a Medical Elective

Activities: Medical, education, social action, practical and technical, support ministries

Length of service: 2-12 months

NTM's associate programme seeks to match your specific skills with a specific need on the field.

By doing what you do best, you'll encourage NTM missionaries and impact tribal people for eternity. As you take this step of faith, you'll experience God in new ways!

Length of service:
minimum 3 months upwards.

Over 3,500 people working in 110 countries are serving with Operation Mobilisation to bring Good News. Working in every region of the world and on every ocean (via an ocean-going ship), we want to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least-reached.

Join teams working alongside long term missionaries pioneering in places with little or no access to the gospel.
Activities: Teaching, Family Issues, Prayer, Street Children, Evangelism, Radio, Visiting orphanages
Opportunities tailored to your skills and availability and a chance to work alongside existing long term missionaries.
WEC International is a Christian mission agency - a specialized arm of the Christian Church. Our role is to bring the good news of Jesus to the peoples who have had the least opportunity to hear it.
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