Volunteering for a short-term placement is a brilliant way to use your time and gifts to serve God.

See below for our current opportunities and send us an email to find out more or apply. Alternatively, fill in an enquiry form to express your interest more generally.

Children's ministry in Thailand

John and Gillian Robinson run afterschool clubs and a school for children in Bangkok's slum communities. They're looking for help in running the clubs (playing sport with the children, teaching the Bible through craft and drama, etc) and/or teaching at the school. They'd love applications from anyone who can commit to three months or more.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

Bible teaching and discipleship in Kenya

Wanyeki and Mary Mahiaini would love 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).

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

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. ‘The Centre’ offers affordable English classes alongside sharing the Christian message with students. All the staff and volunteers are Christians and include mission partner Janet. There are plenty of opportunities to befriend students and share the gospel with them in English lessons, social evenings and outings. Volunteers who can serve for one month to two years are welcome. TEFL qualifications are helpful but not essential. 

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

Tailored placements in various locations

Our short-term volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities including youth and children's ministry, student work, English teaching, ministry amongst international students and returnees, teaching at bible colleges, childcare and home-schooling for missionary families. We'd love to create a placement that uses your professional and/or ministry skills to serve God overseas. Placements can be very flexible in duration and location.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

Bible teaching in northern Uganda

Mission partner Andrew Moody is looking for volunteers to help him teach 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 is 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. 

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

English language teacher in The Gambia

Servants of the Word bible school are seeking an English language teacher to help students whose English is not yet at a high enough standard to access the course. There is also the opportunity to teach English in local schools in the village as part of community engagement.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

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 ministry staff 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. 

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

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 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.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

Bookkeeper / administrator in The Gambia

Servants of the Word bible school are looking for someone who can run the financial side of their ministry, including building projects and day-to-day operations. Cash management and bookkeeping skills are required, event-planning abilities are desirable.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

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. Teams will be involved with seasonal outreach, university mission weeks or kids holiday clubs.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

Overseas ministry apprenticeships in various locations

Are you considering serving in cross-cultural gospel ministry longer term? Then why not test the waters with a short-term church placement overseas? We can facilitate church apprenticeships 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 (moving chairs, setting up for groups, etc), ministry opportunities (leading bible studies, running a youth group or children's club, etc) and ministry training. 

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org

Church team opportunities

Groups from churches or CUs can 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.

Email: bbuchanan@crosslinks.org