Individual placements run between 3 and 12 months— time enough to build significant relationships and make a lasting impression on those you are going to serve.
Individual Short Term ministry assignments are designed to match your gifts, interests and training with a specific need in Africa. If possible, we’ll try to pair you with another short termer. Partners will not necessarily engage in the same ministry but will support one another as they share accommodations, pray together, and walk through the joys and challenges of learning a new language and culture. We are looking for short term missionaries who are flexible, enthusiastic about outreach and discipleship, and have a deep love for Jesus. Tell us your ministry interests and we’ll search for a fitting assignment.
Note: if your area of interest isn’t listed here, don’t hesitate to contact us. If a current ministry need exists, we’d be happy to discuss it with you.
Samples of Individual Assignments
3 months min, 5-9 preferred
Two cultural centers in N’djamena and one in Abeche are looking for ‘mother tongue’ English teachers with a heart to work with unreached people groups. you would teach English for the purpose of developing relationships with these men and/or women.
Some French needed
ESL teachers are needed at the Missionary Training Institute in South Korea. Korean missionaries who are preparing to serve with AIM need to have proficient English to communicate with other ministry workers.
Required: ESL teaching experience
Farming Quest is an opportunity for long & short term missionaries to come together for 3 weeks to learn how to Farm God’s Way. Held on the Growing Nations demonstration farm in Lesotho, the founder of the project, August Basson and other members of the team will teach the main principles of Conservation Agriculture & Transformational Development. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in practical demonstrations, classroom teachings and to meet local farmers to hear how their lives have been transformed. You will also be able to spend time with the resident Basotho students learning at Growing Nations.
Dates: March 1-28, 2017. Please apply by December 1, 2016.
Rift Valley Academy, Kenya
Keep facilities maintained and implement the strategic improvement plans (Dorms, Classrooms, Services Facilities, Staff Houses, Infrastructure development). The manager will take ownership of specific projects and implement the improvement plans. While completing the building task, the manager will train employees in specific construction skills required and teach accountability and work ethic
There are regular opportunities to lead devotions for our national staff and walk with them in their faith journey through mentoring and discipleship.
A good broad background in maintenance, construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, concrete work, etc. The person also must be able to communicate cross culturally as they will work directly with Kenyan foremen on a daily basis.
Tirrim Secondary Schools
9 months – 1 year
Korr is located in an outreach area and is in need of dorm parents to staff their secondary school. This is a private Christian school but due to limited financial resources, it is difficult to pay dorm parents. Volunteers are essential in this amazing part of northern Kenya. The location affords opportunities for other involvement, such as informal Bible studies with students, adult literacy with women in the area, ministry in the local church.
Required: Individuals who pursue this opportunity should have a degree or college diploma, preferably with a teaching degree.
Collège Évangelique, a church-run high school with about 1,200 students, is looking for teachers, especially for the maths, sciences, Bible and English. Teaching would be done in French. There would also be opportunities to be involved in leading Bible studies with the students. While this is a church-run school, the headmaster has a vision to reach the many who attend the school. School year: Oct-June.
Torit, South Sudan
Homeschool help for 3 elementary-age children, with opportunities for sports clubs, Sunday school or youth group activities in the community.
Qualified teachers are not requested; the role is support to the children, with most of the education done by the mother.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Haven of Peace Academy (Hopac) is seeking the following teachers for the 2017/18 school year:
High School Principal, Primary School Principal, High School English Teacher, Primary Teachers, Geography Teacher, History Teacher, ICT teacher, Psychology Teacher, Library and Media Specialist, Special Needs Coordinator, PE Teacher.
Band and Music teacher at Rift Valley Academy, Kenya
- Teach the established curriculum for Band and for Elementary Music
- Help with the weekend activities for the elementary students
- Love and nurture the students in your class and give them a love for learning
Kijabe Hospital is looking for doctors to fill some key positions. While some of them may need long-term personnel, if there are those who can come on a short-term basis this will also be most helpful. Current needs are as follows: Plastic Surgery, Pathology, Paediatric Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Family Practice. Six month placements preferred.
A Computer Specialist is needed to provide basic to complex hardware repair services and provide technical support. Key Result Areas: Resolve user hardware and software issues, computer repairs. Responsibilities: set up computers. Maintain and repair computer hardware. Knowledge of heterogeneous networks – Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac – is needed
Youth Programs Consultant and Trainer
Bunia, DR Congo
We need young men to consult and train in developing programs for street boys living in a church-run shelter. You will assist a FT missionary whose primary task is equipping youth leaders and pastors in ministry to vulnerable children and youth. Experience in children’s ministry, social work and/or child psychology.
This position is to support missionaries and church leaders in their outreach/discipleship ministries. You will be involved in outreach, coaching, training and Bible Study through sports. This may happen through one-on-one visits or more formal small groups according to your initiatives. A degree in Physical Education is desirable.
Come and help Global Link Afrika (Uganda based mission organization) develop more effective structures, systems, and skills in order to communicate their stories more effectively. You would also help GLA develop systems for developing and maintaining platforms for sharing their stories more globally. This will all be done while working closely with a GLA member of staff, so that the information and systems can be sustained when the applicant has finished his/her term of service.
An experienced accountant is needed at of Kilimo Timilifu while a missionary is on home assignment. You should have experience with Quickbooks and basic spread sheets. Kilimo Timilifu is a Christian conservation organization that teaches sustainable farming techniques. Inside the job, there are some opportunities for discipleship with the national staff. There are also many opportunities for community involvement.