Opportunities Volunteering Abroad

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...  

Our three week program is carefully designed with the concept of Christian discipleship. This will mean the opportunity to deepen one's faith by being blessed and being a blessing through volunteering, fellowshipping with the local church, meeting local  people, impacting other lives as well as your own and returning with lasting memories.  Volunteers begin the first stage of their program by serving some of the most underprivileged and abandoned children in Kenya. These children need caring volunteers to emulate and learn from.  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 return to the first week's community project placement or to climb Mount Kenya through Sirimoni Down Chogoria Route. 

 

 

Our Partner provides quality Christian medical practitioner and social worker placements, combined with Church outreach, in Thika & Kibwezi

  1. Thika - Level 1 Community Hospital placement, focusing on HIV & STDs education. Community education training is provided if required. Orphanage placements and working with a very active local Indpendent Church. Thika is a major student town with its university & colleges.
  2. Kibwezi - Level 3 District Hospital providing high quality patient care in all major disciplines placements.  Accommodation is provided in the close by Anglican Church compound who also provide super outreach opportunities in Kwezi town and also the rural communities throughout the District.

Volunteers with medical health or social work related background can be actively involved in their professions and in Christian outreach. The total cost for one month would be approximately £2350 and for three months, approximately £4000. This includes the return air fare, food and accommodation, travel insurance, a visa and the Christians Abroad administration fee.

Kitengela is the home of a Partner HQ, which provides English & IT teaching opportunities in their own classrooms to local residents and to the refugee community from Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. 

There are qualified multi-displinary teaching opportunities in a large Christian local orphanage and Christian private secondary school.

The town is also home to the 'flower people', a whole community that works on the major bulb growing farming industry.  This provides opportunity for student agriculturalists placements and super Christian outreach opportunities with a local Independent Church based at the local orphanage.

Trauma counsellors for displaced people (refugees from Congo, Rwanda & Burundi) are in particular sought for being part of a team that delivers programmes of 16 sessions over 16 weeks, each programme is conducted one day a week for both women and men separately based on a model of trauma focus group therapy (TFTG). The clients are taken through a programme by 2 trained volunteer trauma counsellors.

IT Teacher Urgent Placement Sought, although there are a range of opportunities. 

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 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.

 

Christian Hospital - opportunities for a medical elective or pastoral placement at a long established Christian Hospital (established in 1865), and at the Nazareth Village which is a first century re-enactment of life at the time of Jesus

Associate's Project - opportunity to be part of local Church experiential outdoor adventure activities with Nazareth, Galilee & Bethlehem Christian young adults.  This project is implemented through the Nazareth Church with support from the spiritual director of the Nazareth Trust.