Crosslinks placements for individuals and couples provide a unique opportunity to use your personal set of skills, experiences and preferences in overseas mission.

We tailor-make a short-term mission trip around what you can offer. Whatever time and gifts you have, we’ll try to find a placement for you alongside our mission partners and projects. As you live and serve in a different country, you’ll be able to explore cross-cultural mission and grow spiritually.

Where will I go and for how long?

Our short-term volunteers serve across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The length of a placement depends on how much time you can give and the needs of a particular project. It can last anything from two weeks to two years. Options include running children’s camps in South Africa, teaching English in Chile, training as a church apprentice in Belgium or doing student work in Thailand. In all cases, we offer a challenging, real-life experience of what it means to get involved in God’s global mission.

What skills, experience or training will I need?

To become a short-term mission volunteer, you’ll believe in the Christian gospel and be willing to serve. You’ll be over 18 and a UK or Irish resident. 

How much will it cost?

Each short-term placement is different and so accommodation, living and travel costs vary. We help you to develop a budget and find ways to fund your trip. Some volunteers pay for the placement from their savings, others ask their church, family and friends to give financially. We can also help you to find churches and individuals who may wish to partner with you.

How can I apply?

First check out our current short-term opportunities – if there's a placement of interest or you'd like to talk to us about creating a bespoke placement, get in touch! We’d love to talk to you about your experiences, preferences and placement options. 

In order to give you the best experience, you need to allow around four months to complete our application process (from point of enquiry to potential departure). Start by completing an enquiry form and then we’ll get in touch to ask you to complete a formal application, provide references and meet with us for an interview. You’ll need to wait for a DBS check, medical clearances and orientation – then you’re good to go!

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