Join OM in Brazil for 1 week - 6 months reaching vulnerable communities with the love and light of Christ. Dates can be customised year-round subject to availability.

Agape Sports Ministry

Agape Ministry is a social project in São Paulo working through sports to connect with children and teenagers, living in high risk situations, in a poor area of the city. Through football, friendship, Bible studies, games, discipleship and devotion times, more than 300 teens have been learning about the gospel. Also, through small groups we have been and will be working with their families during the week. We need people with open hearts to serve a needy community, prepared to spend time with them, people that have a deep desire to show the love and light of Christ. 
Dates Volunteers needed year-round. Dates can be customised subject to availability
 Length of placement 1 week - 6 months
 Cost £1125 per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Restoration Ministry - Slum Outreach

This is an opportunity to reach out to the needy slum communities and share Jesus as Saviour through our abilities and gifts that God has given us to use. It is a Christian project that works with vulnerable children and adolescents in downtown São Paulo. They currently work in 5 different communities (Favelas), where children, teenagers and their families suffer from social vulnerability. The problems detected are: drug use and trafficking, violence, high crime rate, unemployment and underemployment, family breakdown, high incidences of teenage pregnancy, children's learning difficulties and illiteracy. The Restoration Ministry offers hope in this sad reality.
In these communities, the team reach 700 children and teenagers every week. If you have experience working with vulnerable children and teenagers and have a deep desire to work with marginalised people, please contact us for more information. 
Dates Volunteers needed year-round. Dates can be customised subject to availability
 Length of placement 1 week - 6 months
 Cost £1,225 per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome Sorry, this option is not suitable for families

Participant Profile

We need people with open hearts to serve a needy community, prepared to spend time with them, people that have a deep desire to show love and light of Christ.

To join the slum outreach, you must also have a deep desire to work with marginalized people, be in good health and be flexible to serve God in the communities.

Accommodation

For the sports outreach, you will stay at the OM Base.

For the slum outreach, you will stay at the Ministry house or in the home of a native member of the ministry team.

Food

For the sports outreach, food will be provided at the OM Base. 

For the slum outreach, depending on the number of volunteers, you will be preparing your own meals. The leadership team will give some orientation about the logistics. 

Travel

Each participant is responsible to travel to the São Paulo International Airport (GRU) and will depart from there.  Please do not book flights unless you have received an acceptance email.

Health

You must be in a good health. 

Visa

Each participant is responsible to find out if a visa is required to come to Brazil. We will provide an invitation letter when required. 

Notes 

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

These ministries are run throughout the year. Please use the question button at the bottom of this page to let us know when you are interested in going and for how long and we will let you know availability. We recommend doing this before filling in the application form.

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you will require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which may cost an additional £15.