Volunteering for a short-term placement is a brilliant way to use your time and gifts to serve God.
See below for current opportunities
Children's work in Delhi, India
E4L works in four sites in slums around Delhi and would love volunteers (either individuals or a team) to teach English, bible lessons and craft to the children at the centres. This could also involve joining in with teenage groups at Delhi Bible Fellowship Church, helping with English or computer classes.
Administrator for GamFES in The Gambia
Gambian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (GamFES) are seeking a gifted administrator/accountant to help manage their finance department. GamFES supports Christian students at university and trains them for evangelism and bible teaching. The staff would be greatly helped by a dedicated accountant, who would free up the staff workers to get on with evangelism and discipleship. This is a great opportunity to use the God-given gifts of accountancy to serve God’s worldwide church.
The office is based in Banjul in The Gambia and we are looking for people available for one year or more. Degree level accounting is preferred.
Leaders and student helpers for InterAction camps in Belgium, France and Germany
InterAction summer camps are bilingual Christian activity holidays for young people in Belgium, France and Germany. If you'd like to serve Jesus and fancy trying out your French or German at the same time, InterAction camps are a great place to start. They're a wonderful opportunity to explain the gospel to young people from different countries and to engage in cross-cultural ministry. Find out more for Belgium, France and Germany. To book a place for a camper or to volunteer as a cook, leader or animef (student helper) go to: www.interactioncamps.org
University language-year abroad in various locations
We have several exciting opportunities for university year abroad placements with mission partners in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Greek and Thai speaking countries (among others!). Crosslinks placements can make up part or the whole of your university year abroad and can be tailored to your gifts and preferences. Opportunities include working with children, being a church apprentice, studying at a bible college or being part of university campus outreach. Find out more.
Training bible teachers in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, India
Project Partner Pastor Devender would gladly host individuals or small teams of two to four people to observe and join in with teaching church leaders as part of North India Bible Training.
Children’s work in Thailand
John and Gillian Robinson work with children who live in the slums on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. They are seeking a volunteer to teach English at a new learning centre they are establishing. The role can also include other projects, depending on the skills of the volunteer (for example, helping with art). A desire to serve children and help them grow in their relationship with God is essential. Minimum six months, preferably one year or more. The placement is self-funding but accommodation will be provided.
Church teams in Johannesburg, South Africa
We'd love teams from churches to serve alongside mission partners James and Lucy Buchanan for around two weeks in August or September 2020. Teams will be involved with seasonal outreach, university mission weeks or kids holiday clubs.
Overseas ministry apprenticeships in various locations
Are you considering serving in cross-cultural gospel ministry longer term? Do you want to test the water before committing to three years or more? Then why not consider an overseas church-based ministry apprenticeship? We can facilitate church placements for one to two years alongside studying part-time at a local bible college. Whether in Europe, Africa or Asia there are churches that would welcome your help and service. As with a UK-based apprenticeship, any placement would involve elements of practical work (e.g. moving chairs, setting up for groups etc.), ministry opportunities (e.g. leading bible studies, running a youth group or children's club) and ministry training – either on a course or through individual discipling and mentoring. Contact us to discuss your plans and options.
Youth and children's work in South Africa
Christ Church Hermanus is located in a scenic country town, approximately 120km from Cape Town. The motto of the church is 'Where the Gospel is Preached and People are Loved'. They are looking for volunteers who love Jesus with a heart to serve children and/or youth. Board and lodging will be provided and Crosslinks can help with building partnerships and fundraising. Enquiries for both long-term and short-term service are welcome. Training and supervision will be provided.
Bible teaching in northern Uganda
Mission partner Andrew Moody based near Nebbi, northern Uganda, is looking for volunteers to assist in teaching lay and ordained South Sudanese men and women who are currently living in refugee camps. Andrew runs teaching weeks that aim to provide basic training in understanding the Bible and doctrine. Teaching will be done with translators but volunteers will need some training in and experience of teaching the Bible. Volunteers will be servant-hearted and teachable themselves, with a willingness to adapt and be flexible as the need arises.
Bible teaching and discipleship in Kenya
Wanyeki and Mary Mahiaini would love a people to serve alongside them at St Julian’s Anglican Training Centre in Kenya. The centre focuses on introducing clergy, lay readers and evangelists to expository preaching and discipleship skills in Kenyan dioceses. This ministry would suit a couple – the wife would be working with Mary (discipleship) and the man with Wanyeki (expository preaching). Cross-cultural experience would help, or a willingness to learn how to work cross culturally.
Teaching English and working with students in Chiang Mai, Thailand
University students in Chiang Mai need to have a good level of English to be able to secure a good job after they graduate, so ‘The Centre’ offers affordable English classes. All the staff and volunteers there are Christians and include mission partner Janet. There are plenty of opportunities to befriend students over English lessons, social evenings and outings, and to share the gospel with them. Volunteers who can serve for one month to two years are welcome. TEFL qualifications are helpful but not essential.
Tailored placements in various locations
We welcome enquiries from people who wish to use their professional and/or ministry skills to serve God overseas for one month to two years. Our short-term volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities including youth and children's work, student work, English teaching, ministry amongst international students and returnees, teaching at bible colleges, childcare and home-schooling for missionary families. Placements can be very flexible in duration and location.
Church team opportunities
There are opportunities for groups from churches or CUs to serve with mission partners in Serbia, Pakistan, South Africa, Nigeria, Thailand, Kenya and more. Opportunities include a range of mission activities at various times of the year. See more about church teams here. Teams hoping to go in the summer should enquire by January/February.
Refugees in Northern Ireland
Each year, the number of internationals seeking refuge and asylum in Northern Ireland is growing. This provides the local church with a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the world on their doorstep. We are seeking individuals and couples of all ages who have a heart to build gospel relationships, to partner with existing cross cultural ministries in Belfast.