Are you interested in doing some Christian volunteering abroad? There are a wide range of opportunities available around the world from mission trips to gap year programmes and various short term and long term options.

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Here are a list of Christian volunteering opportunities:

Abernethy

Country: Scotland

Duration: 1 month – 1 year

Serve at one of 3 outdoor activity centres in Scotland and work outdoors in maintenance or as an activity instructor. Alternatively, serve inside the centre in the office or on the hospitality & catering team.

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Global Year

Country: Multiple

Duration: 1 year

Challenges students to take a year and immerse themselves in a new country where they are stretched as they learn a new language, grow closer to God and share the gospel in various ways.

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Island Encounters

Country: Fiji

Duration: 6 weeks

Join their summer outreach and serve in a variety of ways from assisting in Kids’ clubs to working on a farm and serving at a home for single mothers and orphans.

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Lee Abbey Devon

Country: England

Duration: 1 – 5 years

Join a lively and international community of Christians serving guests at their North Devon estate. You can be involved in their admin, maintenance, children, hospitality and pastoral teams to name a few.

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Light a Candle

Country: Multiple

Duration: 10- 14 days

Join in on an explosive supernatural outreach to plan sustained furnaces of worship and prayer in nations around the world.

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Oak Hall

Country: England

Duration: 1 year

Take part in the Oak Hall year and combine bible study with practical service at Otford Manor and also have the opportunity to participate in Oak Hall’s activity holidays around the world.

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Operation Mobilisation

Country: Multiple

Duration: 1 week – 2 years

Choose from a wide selection of outreaches worldwide and serve short-term in areas such as children’s work, door to door evangelism, sports camps & arts outreach and more. There are also opportunities to serve for 6 months or longer.

Note: I volunteered with OM last year and shared about my experience here.

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Pais Movement

Country: Multiple

Duration: 6 months – 3 years

Complete a free mission year with Pais in youth leadership, business leadership, organisational management and more.

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Shelter Youth Hostel Ministry

Country: Holland

Duration: 1 month – 1 year

Serve God practically as part of an international team at the hostels and grow in your faith through participation in their Ministry Training Program.

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The Mission

Country: Mexico

Duration: 5 weeks – 1 year

Choose from short term summer internships, traditional internships or participate in the 1 year School of Missions at this orphanage with schools and a church.

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The Oakes Holiday Centre

County: England

Duration: Part of a year – 1 year

Serve as part of a small team at Oakes and help with summer camps, running Open Days and special events and contribute to the general upkeep of the property & grounds.

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Youth with a Mission (YWAM)

Country: Multiple

Duration: 5-6 months

Complete a Discipleship Training School which is broken down into two phases: The Lecture phase where you study, learn and grow in your relationship with God and The Outreach phase where you take what you learnt overseas and apply it practically.

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I will keep expanding this list as I learn of more opportunities to participate in Christian volunteering abroad.