Small Church groups from the UK, 5 max, can participate with the Jordanian Church response to the Iraqi Church exodus, including participation in a respite camp for Iraqi Christian refugees with our Bedouin hosts Shabab Sahra, a registered young adult asssociation in the Wadi Rum World Heritage Site. Fun, friendship, in depth discussion around the campfire under the desert stars, adventure sport for team development, good food and amazing Bedouin eco-camping...
Help us ‘share skills and promote community’ through the local Church or local Christian organisations. Develop your journey of faith by being blessed and being a blessing.
Quality assured volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups...
Holy Land medical elective & outdoor activities focused on Church unity, Church equality & Church outreach;
Jordan... be part of the Jordan Church response to the Iraqi Church exodus, be blessed and be a blessing;
Kenya... lots to be involved in... medical electives, social work placements, community development, environmental projects... including an amazing three week adventure placement with a group experiencing social work among the poor, conservation work in a wildlife park and a chance to climb Mount Kenya;
Nepal... a range of Nepalese community and environmental projects combining genuine Christian service and opportunities to experience the culture and clean air from the Himalayan foothills to the Chitwan jungle villages;
Europe & beyond - UK Christian young adults (18+) time out in the great outdoors!
Our three-week programme is designed as an opportunity to help others and strengthen our Christian discipleship. You will work and worship alongside a vibrant Kenyan Christian community, impacting our lives and theirs and returning with lasting memories. Volunteers begin by serving some of the most underprivileged and abandoned children in Kenya. These kids need caring volunteers to emulate and education. Spending time and energy in this project will provide hope for a better world for these children . In the second phase, you travel to a Community Wildlife Sanctuary and volunteer in a wildlife conservation project in a wildlife corridor between a National Park. In the third phase of the program we provide an opportunity to climb Mount Kenya through Sirimoni Down Chogoria Route. Sirimoni Route is much more scenic than Naromoru and is on the dry side of mountain, which offers some of the finest walking.
We have an excellent partnership with a Christian Fellowship in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pastor David Prasain has opened his home to a group of orphans and welcomes volunteers to ‘live in’ (volunteer separate accommodation floor, all well managed) and assist him and his wife Maryah, and join the small fellowship as they worship in their church, rebuilt after the 2015 earthquake with help from previous volunteers. Pastor David also helps to lead a network of forty-five Nepali churches. Recent visits to David have resulted in a range of volunteering opportunities opening up through his ministry and personal contacts in the city, in the Himalayan foothills and in the jungle villages. The various projects, which are described in more detail and illustrated with photos, can be accessed in the 'View all opportunities' page. Also included are details of the cost, answers to frequently asked questions and how to apply.
All opportunities are managed within a Christian community in the country where they are located. Every project described has agreed to Christians Abroad's Safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults. All vounteers placed by Christians Abroad will be covered by a DBS UK government clearance certificate or similar. Christians Abroad has an active policy of monitoring each project and placement every two years in a four year cycle. We offer personalised support to any volunteer placed through Christians Abroad. Help is given in preparation. whilst overseas and on return as agreed with the volunteer or with the participant in any adventure holiday or workcamp. The purpose of 'sharing skills and promoting community' is to provide the opportunity for service in a Christian context, to promote and enable enrichment and development of the project itself and of individual volunteers and participants. Such development is not always straightforward and will be challenging.