Customised Opportunities

OM offers opportunities throughout the year to join long term teams around the world for various outreaches. If you have a specific country, ministry type or date in mind and you can't find a suitable option, please contact us and we can make enquiries with OM teams. (Between March and September we are quite busy, so if possible please give us lots of time to work on these!)

Please use the 'I've got a question' button at the bottom of the page to make an enquiry.


UK

Customised Ministry Opportunities (CMO) 2024

This option is customisable; including the dates and ministry! It is a flexible option designed for people who want to get a taste of mission in a more individualised way. Maybe you have a special interest area you want to explore or you simply want to serve God in a missions environment for a short time. Then CMO could be for you! We are ready to work with you to provide a tailor-made opportunity that meets your needs. Whether you want to expand your faith, see God work and discover missions, work with a local church in a diverse ethnic community or help with practical work, CMO will give you an opportunity to serve and to grow.  As we go out, we will meet people from different religious and non-religious backgrounds, providing opportunities to learn how to share the Gospel with people from across the world.
In one of Europe’s most culturally diverse city, London, you will find the world on your doorstep. CMO can provide you with:
• A personal mentor who will walk the journey with you.
• Ministry in a church or community setting alongside experienced missionaries
• Team life and the chance to engage with our multicultural community
• Urban ministry among the least reached living in the UK.
• Outreach events
• Practical work
• Advice and guidance about missions opportunities around the world
• Guided study, either as an individual, or in a group with a personal tutor


 Length of placement 2-4 months
 Cost £22 per night (excluding travel & DBS) + £50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Brazil

Agape Sports Ministry

Agape Ministry is in São Paulo. It's a social project working through sports to connect with children and teenagers living in high risk situations in a poor area of the city. Through soccer, 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. 
 Length of placement 1 week - 6 months
 Cost £1120 per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Restoration Ministry

This is an opportunity to reach out to the needy slum communities and share Jesus as a 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 (Favela), 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 incidence of teenage pregnancy, children's learning difficulties and illiteracy. The Restoration Ministry offers hope in this sad reality.
In these communities, we 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. 
 Length of placement 1 week - 6 months
 Cost £780 per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Slum Outreach

If you have experience of working with drug addicts and have a deep desire to work with marginalised people then this is an opportunity to use your skills and experience to reach out to the needy slum community and share Jesus as a Saviour. We work with people in need, young people and teens living in risk, using soccer and friendship evangelism with people that are living in the street. We will work in the slum area in of São Vicente city - São Paulo State working with the Social Project of a local church where you will have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with many street kids, the homeless, prostitutes, transvestites and also crack addicts in a place called cracolandia (crackland) in the evenings. The Crackland in São Paulo includes abandoned buildings where addicts stay. The opportunity to share with them is amazing.

 Length of placement 1 week - 6 months
 Cost £1140 per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Middle East

Hospitality

Hospitality plays a vital role in this region and this is an opportunity to provide practical help through cooking meals, making beds, doing laundry, hosting small groups etc. over a 6-day week. You must have a heart to serve others and be willing to work hard.
 Length of placement 2 weeks - 3 months
 Cost £110 per day + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Cosy Bookshop

This is an opportunity to help with the running of a bookshop in a shopping centre which is open to everyone and sells both Christian and secular books. You would help customers, stack bookshelves, take stock etc. The Bookshop exists as a means of connecting with locals. 
 Length of placement 2 weeks - 6 months
 Cost £105 per day + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ireland

Internship

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore your gifting and passions? Or are you a student who wants to practice their vocation in a cross-cultural setting? OM is mobilising young Jesus followers to join our international team and serve and experience ministry in Ireland. We are open to have interns come from 2 weeks to 6 months, or even up to a year! Dates are flexible, although there might be more opportunities to help in other ministries during the spring/summer. There is a variety of opportunities, for example in the areas of evangelism, kids ministry, hospitality, finance, HR and communication and marketing. Please contact us if you want to know more. 
 Length of placement 2 weeks - 1 year
 Cost £600 per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Central Asia

Central Asia Outreach

Come and spend a few weeks or a few months, at any time during the year, for an adventure in beautiful Central Asia! Get involved with teaching, orphanage work, sports or simply enjoy their wonderful hospitality in their homes, getting a taste for life on the field and having chances to share the Good News with the Muslim people here. We are looking for people who are flexible, open-minded and keen to serve the Muslim peoples of Central Asia. You can lead conversation clubs or teach lessons in English, German, Korean, Russian or Chinese at our language centre. We also do summer camps so bring your talent and teach it to the local students! You can also volunteer at a local orphanage to help play with the kids, teach them practical life skills and serve them. You’ll get to know locals through our language centre, sports, daily life and through these relationships share the Good News with them.
We can take people all year around. A period of at least one month would be good to make the most of the experience and get involved here. February – July and September – December are best for our language centre. Spring and summer are best for meeting new people around town due to the sunnier weather.
 Length of placement 1 month -6 months
 Cost £820 per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Spain

Renovation of Ministry centre/hostel

This is an opportunity to help with the renovation of a building which will become a ministry centre/hostel on The Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago in Spanish), a world renowned pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. You will be doing practical manual tasks in the renovation of the ministry centre/hostel.  We are looking for people who have practical skills in the areas of electricity, plumbing, and masonry as well as general construction skills.  We are also looking for people without specific skills who are happy to do general manual labour, cleaning and renovation projects.
 Length of placement

1 month

 Cost £860 per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no married couplessorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Reaching Galicia

Based in the city of A Coruña on the North West coast of Spain, you will be helping at English conversation clubs or classes and any workshops we might have during your time here. You will be attending a local Baptist church in Spanish.  You will be involved with the church youth group and any other events the church might have during your time here.
 Length of placement

1 month - 11 months

 Cost £730 per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no married couplessorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Panama

Evangelism in Azuero Region

Share the Gospel with the least reached communities in Azuero Region!
You can be part of our church planting project here in the rural areas of Panama and impact the lives of so many people in need.
The Church Planting project has so many initiatives, we are using the arts, sports and personal development strategies to reach different communities with the Gospel. Participate in children programs, jail programs, prayers night, prayers walk, sports, and arts training.

You will have the opportunity to share in schools, towns, streets, hills, mangrove swamp and even in the city. This outreach offers different minstries opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to experience the Panamanian hospitallity as you will be working alongside 2 local Panamanian Churches.

 Length of placement

1 month -3 months in December, January or February

 Cost £590 per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no married couplessorry, no familiesgroups welcome

South Africa

AIDS Hope - Meetse a Bophelo Centre

Based in the beautiful township of Mamelodi, AIDS Hope wants to bring the hope of Jesus into many destitute situations, poverty and broken families. As a member of the AIDS Hope team, we will need you to help with all areas in the ministry, such as  youth discipleship, reaching out to those using drugs and working with the 30 children who come to our after school programme Monday to Thursday.

 Length of placement

1 month -6 months

 Cost £275 per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Tshega - Sports Volunteers

This volunteering opportunity is within The Lighthouse Academy, a Tshega Christian Mission Programme, a primary school with 470 students aged 5 to 13 in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Student or professional coaches or experienced athletes will be much appreciated to come and help and be used to train TCM team members on coaching athletics, netball, football, physical education and cross country.

The seasons are as follows:

Term 1: Athletics  -  17 January to 20 March 2024, 

Term 2  Netball and Soccer -03 April to 14 June 2024

Term 2 and 3 Cross country - 03 April to 14 June 2024, 09 July to 20 September 2024

Physical Education is presented right through the year during school terms (dates above as well as 1st October - 29th December.).

The first three applicants per season are volunteering for free thereafter the volunteer applicants will pay a volunteer fee.  The pickup and drop off at Hoedspruit Airport are for your own costs.

 Length of placement

School term dates as above

 Cost Please enquire for cost (will exclude flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Thailand

Tamar Centre

We are looking for female volunteers to come and work with our team to reach out to bargirls trapped in the sex industry in Pattaya, Thailand. 
You will be part of the Tamar Volunteer Team reaching out to women in the bars. Relationship building is very important and you need to be willing to engage with the women. We have all materials for teaching English ready for you to use and will teach you how to do outreach to the bars. You will also work with the women that have left the sex industry already and are doing vocational job training at our centre. We provide regular prayer meetings and devotions especially for the volunteers.
 Length of placement 2 months - 6 months
 Cost £50 plus you will need to arrange and pay for your own accommodation, food, travel, insurance, any necessary vaccinations and DBS check
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Bulgaria

Foster a church in Bulgaria

This is an opportunity for a Church group to travel 10 days to least reached villages and start to partner with new Roma/Turkish church plants in Bulgaria, with the goal of building a long-term relationship with one of the churches and see developing a vibrant community among the least reached grow. Your group will join an outreach with local churches for children, youth work, visiting poor families with food parcels and sharing the Good News. The team can help lead Bible studies and church services. We encourage each person to use their gifts and abilities in unique ways to build relationships and see vibrant communities of Jesus followers forming in south eastern part of Bulgaria. The goal would be to continue this relationship and partnership for long-term through praying, giving and sending people.
 Length of placement 1-2 weeks
 Cost £35 per day + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Hungary

Bus4Life Driver

This opportunity is available spring, summer and autumn. Formerly a mobile library, Bus4Life is a multi-functional ministry centre that serves the communities of Central and Eastern Europe. It brings Bibles and Christian literature to the people living in towns and villages who would otherwise have limited or no access to them. Each Bus4Life visit is accompanied by a local outreach team that carries out evangelistic programmes for all ages. The ministry is committed to working together with the national and local churches, providing them with quality Christian literature, ideas, and supplies in local ministry and outreach. The vehicle is registered as a truck so the driver needs to have a category C driving license (EU) and experience driving a heavy-duty vehicle.

 Length of placement 1-6 months
 Cost £640 per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 21+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Various

Teaching English

If you have the skills and qualifications to teach English, several OM teams could offer you an opportunity to teach English in the local schools and communities and to share the love of Christ. 

 Length of placement 2 months+
 Cost Depends on country and length of placement
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no married couplesgroups welcome

Himalayas

Summit Volunteer

In this fairly remote country in the Himalayas, many people have never heard of God’s love. Millions of people are untouched by the transformative impact of the gospel. This is simply because no one has been there, yet!

There are opportunities for:

  • Journalists to come publish and report about what God is doing among the least reached people in this Himalayan country
  • Videographers to come and make influential video productions which contains the stories of God’s ministry here
  • IT helpers to support and maintain team IT and office work
  • Computer teachers to come and help improve national staff members’ computer skills and see efficient office work in order for supporting the ministries of the team.
  • Photographers to come and take inspiring photos of God’s ministry here
Please ask us for more details about each opportunity.
 Length of placement 2 months - 5 months starting in January or August
 Cost £715 per month
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no married couplessorry, no groups

Held in a different country each year

Incarnate (Arts opportunity)

Incarnate cultivates thriving artists and curators who empower vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached. It is for skilled artists of any art form, from any culture, who are seriously considering long-term service in their community or abroad. We provide mentoring and practical training so participants can develop your unique approach as an artist serving the least-reached and marginalised. For a full description of Incarnate, click here 

Participants - If you are skilled in your art form, are serious about personal growth in your relationship with God and have a passion for global missions, contact us to hear more about Incarnate.   

StaffStaff roles include a variety of roles in topic teachers, arts mentors, spiritual formation coaching, and logistics.
JourneymanJourneymen are experienced artists-in-mission who go through the course material alongside new artists as elders in the Incarnate community (2-4 months).  Leadership Journeymen are mentored as they continue to develop a similar training customised to their home region (1 year).
 Length of placement August - December each year
 Cost Depends on role and country
 Ages 21+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomesorry, no groups


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