Volunteering for a short-term placement is a brilliant way to use your time and gifts to serve God.
See below for current opportunities
Childcare and home-schooling in The Gambia
We're looking for someone who can help with childcare and home-schooling for two missionary children under the age of five, to free up their parents to teach at a local bible school. Other possible tasks can be tailored to your skills and experiences - teaching at the bible school, teaching afterschool English classes, running a children’s club for outreach in the village, helping with admin, etc. You need to be a keen Christian with a love of children, resilient, adaptable and flexible – able to serve in a rural setting with very limited amenities. Start date is any time from September 2019, for six months or longer.
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 2019. 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 as part of a group on a course or through individual discipling and mentoring. If this is something you’re considering, please 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 (married to Eunice) based near Nebbi, northern Uganda, is looking for the assistance of one or two mature Christians with some training in and experience of teaching the Bible. The door is open to visit refugee camps in northern Uganda where churches and ministries are already established. Volunteers will assist Andrew in teaching lay and ordained men and women from the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. The aim of these teaching weeks is to provide basic training in understanding the Bible and doctrine (teaching with translators). 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
Mission partners Wanyeki and Mary Mahiaini are looking for a couple 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). The couple will have cross-cultural experience or be willing to learn how to work cross culturally. Their teaching skills will be as important as their Christian character. They will have the added responsibility of compiling and editing the training material being developed for the centre.
Teaching English and working with students in Chiang Mai, Thailand
About 40,000 students study at the University of Chiang Mai. They 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
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. We welcome enquiries from people who wish to use their professional and/or ministry skills to serve God overseas for any length of time from one month to two years.
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.
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. Individuals email firstname.lastname@example.org, groups email email@example.com Flexible length and dates between August 2019 and April 2020.
Administrator for GamFES in The Gambia
Gambian Fellowship of Evangelical Students are seeking a gifted administrator/accountant to help manage their finance department. This is a great opportunity to use the God-given gifts of accountancy to serve God’s worldwide church. Currently the staff at GamFES are involved in visiting university campuses to support Christian students and train them for evangelism and bible teaching. The staff would be greatly helped by a dedicated accountant, who would free up the staff workers for more evangelism and discipleship opportunities.
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 info and 2019 dates 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!). Placements through Crosslinks could make up part or the whole of your university year abroad, and could be tailored to your gifts and preferences. Opportunities range from working with children, to being a church apprentice, to studying at a bible college, to being part of university campus outreach, or more. If you want to use this year to both improve your language level and serve God and his people, contact us.
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. Individuals email firstname.lastname@example.org, groups email email@example.com Flexible length and dates between August 2019 and April 2020.
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.