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

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, 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 2-4 months
 Cost £500 per month (excluding travel & DBS) + £50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups


Moldova

Ukrainian Refugee Outreach (Groups only)

Does your heart go out to the Ukrainian refugees who have had to flee their homes and leave loved ones behind without knowing when or if they will see them again? Are you moved to help in practical ways to support these families in need? We have a need and a great opportunity for you to come and join us in this refugee ministry. Let’s do this together!

Your team will be working with OM in Moldova team members to make hundreds of food packets, and visit families and churches hosting refugees to give food and share the gospel. Your team will also have opportunities to coordinate children’s programmes and activities with the families. You'll also be able to attend a church service, where your team members can come with a message, testimony, and worship songs to encourage the local believers.
 Length of placement 1 week in July or August
 Cost 27 euros per day (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for groups welcome Groups of 5-7 people


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 750 euros 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



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 130 USD 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 in a bookstore in a mall helping customers, stacking bookshelves, taking stock etc. The bookshop is open to everyone and sells both Christian and secular books and exists as a means of connecting with locals. You will need to be open to working in dusty situations when unpacking books and stocking bookshelves. Be prepared to be creative when the shop is quiet too.
 Length of placement 2 weeks - 6 months
 Cost 130 USD 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 700 EUR per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Spain

Reaching Galicia/Spain

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 and an international church plant in English.  You will be involved with the church youth group and any other events the church might have during your time here.
You will work alongside OM workers and participate in their team meetings.  Expect to follow a weekly schedule of different ministry activities.  If you are here in July you will be part of the “Way of St. James” (Camino de Santiago) outreach, a hike of around 120km where you will be sharing the gospel with pilgrims from all over the world. 
 Length of placement 1-11 months September to July 
 Cost 850 EUR per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groupssorry, no married couples

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 1-6 months
 Cost 400 USD per month (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS) +£50
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome


Brazil

Boys Orphanage Ministry

This is an opportunity to make a difference in a vulnerable child's life by volunteering at an orphanage or loving on foster care children.
Whether playing with kids, helping the workers with the many activities a day, putting together a care package, making a card, sorting donations, or wrapping a present, your volunteer time will play a part in impacting a child's life and show them care and love. You must have good health, a willingness to serve in teams and learn from locals.
 Length of placement 1 week - 6 months
 Cost 700 USD per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

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 700 USD 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 700 USD 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 around the city. We will work in the slum area in São Paulo 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 780 USD per month + £50 (excluding flights, insurance, possible vaccinations & DBS)
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome


Held in 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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