The purpose of this placement is to reach the unreached children, youth and parents in a small village in the Altai region with the Gospel through the Christmas story. We will run daily creative art workshops and children, with help of volunteers, will prepare Christmas dramas on stage for their families. Step out of your comfort zone and share the true meaning of Christmas among the least reached.

 Dates Wednesday, 01 – Thursday, 09 January 2020
 Apply by Friday, 15 November 2019
 Cost £265*
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Ministry Details

Various art workshops and preparations for Christmas skits will run for 4 days, then children will invite their families on the 5th day to show their dramas & art. They'll become actors, designers and singers having lots of fun and joy learning about the birth of Jesus. This is a great opportunity to build relationships and share God's love with them during art workshops.

Participant Profile

You should be creative, willing to serve children, a good team player and flexible living in an uncomfortable environment. You don't have to be professional to run workshops but be open to learning new things.


In Novosibirsk you will sleep at the OM base in shared rooms. In Altai you will stay at the farm of local missionaries. Please bring your own warm sleeping bag. 


Good traditional Russian food. Please inform us in advance if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements. 


You will need to book flights to Novosibirsk airport (OVB) on 1st of January. Fly out from Novosibirsk airport (OVB) on 9th of January. You are welcome to arrive to Novosibirsk a day earlier to celebrate Russian New Year with us. Also you can fly out a day later- on the 10th. Please note that travel from Novosibirsk to Altai region takes 6 hours by car. 

Please don't book any flights unless you have applied and received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.


You should be in a good health.


You will need to apply for a Russian visa which would cost a minimum of £100. Please click here for advice from the government.


*Price excludes flights, visa, insurance, any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Applicants must be 18 or over. This option is tailored towards those aged 18-50.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 


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