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.

Please use the 'I've got a question' button at the bottom of the page to make enquiries about any of the opportunities.


Germany

Hospitality Volunteers

Do you enjoy serving people and want to make them feel loved and welcome? We need volunteers to come and serve at our guest house where people come to get informed and mobilised for missions. You will work alongside the hospitality team of OM in Germany.

You will prepare rooms, clean facilities, set up coffee breaks, do laundry, cook, bake or do the dishes. You would work 8 hours a day and be on your feet all day.

Length of placement 2 weeks to 6 months
Cost £50
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome


Belgium

Building the Foundation

Do you have a servant heart that enjoys using your hands to create, maintain, and design? We are in need of handymen and women who have a desire to serve in a practical way to allow our office and hospitality centre to best serve the ministries here in Belgium. You would be working alongside local team members and helping them renovate the hospitality centre for OM Belgium, building new work spaces and living spaces, and maintaining OM Belgium's office and hospitality centre. This is an ongoing process and there are needs for the following: carpenters, plumbers, electricians, framers, and general handymen.

Length of placement 1 week to 6 months
Cost £50 + 15 euros per day
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groupssorry, no married couples


Belgium

Catering Cook/Manager

A catering manager plans, administers and supervises the catering facility. The most important part of the job is achieving good quality food at low cost and maintaining high standards of hygiene and customer satisfaction. You would be planning menus, ordering supplies and shopping as required, planning, preparing and serving meals for groups from 2 to 60, showing special care for guests with particular dietary needs, recruiting & training permanent and temporary staff, organising, leading and motivating the catering team, planning staff shifts and rotas, ensuring health and safety regulations are strictly observed, setting and monitoring budgets, maintaining financial and administrative records, monitoring the quality of the product and service provided, maintaining stock levels and ordering new supplies as required and liaising with suppliers and clients.

Length of placement 2-6 months
Cost £50 + 11 euros per day
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups


Moldova

Love in Action, Village Outreach

This option is for groups of 4+. The purpose of this Love in Action outreach is to help the local churches in their ministries by reaching out to children, youth, and elderly in villages. Through this cross-cultural experience, you will have the amazing opportunity to grow in your faith and relationship with God. You will be working with local churches, organising a day camp for children, visiting elderly people in their homes, and helping practically where needed.

During the children’s day camp, you will be organising games, doing crafts, sharing a Bible story, puppets, drama, singing songs, and more. You will also visit and encourage families and elderly people in their homes by listening to their stories, sharing testimonies, distributing food parcels and Bibles, and possibly helping with practical work. You will most likely work in two different churches and villages.

Length of placement 1-2 weeks
Cost £50 + 27 euros per day
Ages 18+
Suitable for married couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome


Moldova

Teens in Mission

This is an opportunity for youth groups of 4 or more teenagers who are excited to grow in their faith and share the hope of Jesus with others. Teenagers must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have parental consent. Teenagers should be aged 13-17.

The purpose of this Village Outreach is to challenge teenagers to live out their faith by helping local churches in their ministries with children and elderly in Moldova.

This missions opportunity involves partnering with local churches to organise a day camp for children, visiting elderly people in their homes and possibly helping practically.

Length of placement 1-2 weeks
Cost £50 + 27 euros per day
Ages 13-17 (accompanied by adults 18+)
Suitable for married couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome


Costa Rica

Communications Volunteer

We want to promote all that OM Costa Rica is doing through good photo, communications and being able to recruit more volunteers. We are looking for someone who has knowledge in communications, journalism or photography to help with this.

Length of placement 2-6 months
Cost TBC
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome


Costa Rica

Women's Ministry

This is an opportunity to bring knowledge of the gospel to the women in an indigenous reserve to have a better foundation in Christ. You would be discipling and mentoring women.

Length of placement 1-6 months
Cost TBC
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome


Philippines

Short Term Exposure Programme

Intakes between January & August. This is an opportunity for exposure and training in the area of youth and children's ministries among the marginalised. Participants will have an opportunity to be:
1. Involved in weekend activities in different local communities where you can interact with the local children
2. Be involved in youth ministries among the out of school youth programme run by the Cebu team
3. Experience living and working in a team
4. Learn the local culture

Length of placement 3-8 months
Cost £50 + 35000 PHP per month
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies 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.

Length of placement 1-6 months
Cost £50 + 395 euros per month
Ages 21-60
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups


Hungary

Baseball Ministry Intern

You would be working together with coaches from the OM Sportslink baseball/softball club and the Hungarian Baseball/Softball Association in training with and playing with Hungarian baseball players both All-Stars and developing. There will be different opportunities to help our club teams with training, coaching and playing. You will participate in the training and tournaments of the Hungarian Little League National teams. There are also opportunities to help with field development and tournaments.
There will be different opportunities to help our club teams with training, coaching and playing. You will participate in the training and tournaments of the Hungarian Little League National teams. There are also opportunities to help with field development and tournaments.
Length of placement 1-3 months during summer 2020
Cost £50 + 30 USD per day
Ages 20+
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiesmarried couples welcomesorry, no groups


UK

Volunteer Specialised Programme

This option can be customised including the dates and city!  Our Volunteer Specialised Programme (VSP) 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 don’t have the time to do a more formal programme or you simply want to serve God in a missions environment for a short time. Then VSP could be for you! We are ready to work with you to provide a tailor-made programme 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, VSP 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 two of Europe’s most culturally diverse cities, Birmingham and London, you will find the world on your doorstep. VSP 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, such as helping run OM's Global Village simulation, practical work, advice and guidance about missions opportunities around the world and guided study, either as an individual, or in a group with a personal tutor.
Length of placement 1-4 months
Cost £50 + £500 per month
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups


Central America

Financial Development intern

If you will like to explore what it  looks like to be a Fundraiser.  This is your opportunity!! Come and helps us in building up the Financial Development Department, while you are learning as you serve. You will have the opportunity to explore a Latin America Country and our warm hospitality. You will have the chance to talk about the need of the Gospel with many Churches in Panama and are welcome to join some outreaches.

Length of placement 3-6 months
Cost £50 + 550 USD per month
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groupssorry, no married couples


Madagascar

Church Mobiliser

The purpose is to see Churches in Madagascar becoming a missional church and embrace the vision to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers amongst the least reached. The ministry will happen in different places in Madagascar and will include organising a mission week, youth mobilisation events and training. You will joining the OM Madagasar Mobilisation leader to teach churches and groups the biblical foundation of mission and running leadership development training.
Length of placement 1-3 months
Cost £50 + 350 USD per month
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groupssorry, no married couples


Florence, USA

STEP 

The Florence STEP (Short Term Exposure Programme) is a unique opportunity for individuals to serve God in Florence, SC, USA at the OM Ships International campus. It is ideal for those with little, or no, missions experience and those looking to improve their English. Our desire is that participants learn and grow in their Christian walk and have their eyes and hearts opened to what God is doing through OM Ships. It is also an opportunity to seek the Lord for their next steps. We hope that each participant will leave with a better understanding of ministry and the part they have to play.
Length of placement 1-3 months
Cost £50 + 400 USD per month
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome


Serbia

Refugee Relief

Located on a highway near the border of Croatia, OM is providing help for the refugees in the One Stop Centre "Adaševci" with their ‘Tea Tent’ and the camp laundry. You will be involved in providing drinks in the OM tea tent, keeping the tent area clean, working in the camp laundry, socialising with refugees, and sharing Christ’s love with them while respecting the rules of the camp. The purpose is to serve the refugees and show the love of Jesus, through provision of a space where they can come and hang out, drink tea or coffee together or play table tennis and play other games.
Length of placement 1 week-3 months
Cost £50 + 170 euros per week
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiesmarried couples welcomegroups welcome


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 groupssorry, no married couples


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