What We Do
Christians Abroad supports local Christian churches and individuals as they try to improve the quality of life of the people in their communities despite considerable challenge socially, politically, economically or technologically. This involves supporting local projects concerned with, for example; education of chldren and young people, care for children and vulnerable adults, health care generally, providing micro finance, promoting entrepreneurial activity, developing agricultural systems and bulding a more sustainable environment.
View the projects that Christians Abroad has accepted for overseas placements in the matrix below. The project leaders have completed applictions successfully and have provided references that we trust. Christians Abroad seeks to visit each project once every two to three years. All projects adhere to a safe guarding policy for children or vulnrable adults. We always listen carefully to feedback from individuals who have volunteered or visited. Every project has its own challenges but Christians Abroad feels that these projects are worthwhile and we support their aims and objects. Have you an enthusiasm, skills, knowledge, experience that you can share that you know will be needed?
VOLUNTEERS, ASSOCIATES AND CONSULTANTS
Christians Abroad supports individuals living in the UK, or the rest of Europe, who wish to work alongside local communities in such projects as those above for short periods up to six months or for longer. We support individuals by; providing placements, assisting with information and travel or other insurance products, hosting pre departure preparation, supporting individuals and families whilst overseas with us and on their return. Occasionally we work alongside individuals and married couples who have committed themselves to long term service with the church overseas in consultancy, training or project management. With a wealth of experience and connections to draw upon, we select volunteers and those with whom we partner longer term by looking for experience, interests and skills in the individuals we seek that will benefit the projects that we support. We look for a level of spiritual and emotional maturity as the first requirement which is not necessarily dependent upon age. Volunteers work cross culturally and face challenges which sometimes stretch their present life experience. Good health/a record of successful health management is a requirement but that does not mean that age is a barrier
We take safe guarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and everyone who is supported by Christians Aborad as in longer term partnership or consultancy with an overseas community requires DBS checks and adherence to Christians Abroad Safeguarding policy. Organisations that we work with are also required to have a safeguarding policy in place, where appropriate. Such organisations are expected to adhere, in their relationship with our organisation. to Christians Abroad's Safegaurding policy.
The position requires a close working relationship with the College Principal and Accountant. Managing the college finances, liaising with sponsors regarding the payment of fees, and applying to donors for bursaries and funding. The administrator is also required to work closely with all other members of staff and general workers, helping maintain student records, overseeing the purchasing and distribution of food to the students and helping to ensure the smooth day to day running of the college. A volunteer position but a furnished house is provided on the college campus. You will assisted by the Principal in your applicaiton for a resident's visa and a work permit. An ideal time commitment would be two years but anything from a minimum of 3 months would be welcome. If you are interested, please e-mail with your cv. to Janet Allen email@example.com
PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS: TEACH OVERSEAS FOR A YEAR OR MORE IN KITWE, ZAMBIA - ENGLISH, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, ART
The Centre for Christian Missions (CCM), www.ccmzambia.org , needs specialist teachers to help with their well run and well resourced primary department. The free accommodation is very good and on site and an additional allowance will be provided of approximately 100 US$ a month to meet basic expenses, otherwise the placement is self funded. An estimate of the cost of preparation, insurance, air fares and visa requirements would be approximately £2000 in the first year.
This exceptional opportunity to work as a Christian making a contribution to the life of the Christian community in Zambia in an impoverished community but in a safe and protected environment is available to trained teachers either seeking sound early experience overseas in a developing country or contributing their skills and experience following early retirement. if you are interested please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and Colin will be in touch to talk it through with you.
If you would like to know a little more about us please see the introduction to this section and do click on the link ABOUT US and you can learn a little more about our history, present day vision, our consultants, our accounts and the record of our work in the last year.