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. 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
Sofala Bible Institute began in 1989 as a way to help local pastors receive sound theological training. Come to beautiful Beira to help theology students practice their English. You’ll have other ministry opportunities such as youth work and informal Bible studies. Learn more about the school at https://ibsbeira.org/?lang=en
3 month minimum. Portuguese or Spanish an asset.
Teaching English is a great way to experience the beautiful culture and warm hospitality of North Africa. As you teach at this English centre, you’ll be able to build wonderful relationships with students and demonstrate the love of Christ to those who practice other religions.
5 months minimum. CELTA certification required.
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. Dates: March 1-28, 2019. Please apply by December 1, 2018.
Kilimo Timilifu is a Christian agricultural organization in southern Tanzania. Their mission is to train Tanzanians in agricultural entrepreneurship and community outreach, so that they are equipped to be successful, self-supporting farmers, impacting communities along the coast of Tanzania. Come learn about these techniques, while discipling both staff and students.
3 months minimum. Learn more about this organization at http://www.kttanzania.org/
Construction Manager: Rift Valley Academy, Kenya
Keep facilities maintained and implement the strategic improvement plans (Dorms, Classrooms, Services Facilities, Staff Houses, Infrastructure development). You will take ownership of specific projects and implement the improvement plans. While completing the building task, you 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.
Mechanic: Dukana, Kenya
Love getting your hands dirty with backyard mechanic such as with diesel engines & farm equipment maintenance? Use your creativity and skills in this remote location. There would also be an involvement with the church/youth group depending on age, gifting and experience.
1 month minimum.
Tirrim Secondary School: Korr, Kenya
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.
9 months – 1 year.
Teachers & Support Staff: Kenya and Tanzania (Boarding Schools)
Since 1909, Rift Valley Academy has been offering education for missionary families from many organizations. Each year they are in need of teachers, dorm parents, and support staff. Follow the link to see their current needs. http://rva.org/staffing/
Haven of Peace Academy (HOPAC) serves ex-pat and national families in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. They are currently looking for an upper elementary teacher and a high school English Lit teacher. If you are a student teacher needing to do a practicum, we may be able to place you at HOPAC. http://www.hopac.sc.tz/
Homeschool Help: Torit, South Sudan
Homeschool help for 7 elementary-age children, with opportunities for sports clubs, Sunday school or youth group activities in the community.
Qualified teachers are not required; the role is support to the children, with most of the education done by the mother.
Info page: Home School Teacher
Theological Education: Kapsabet, Kenya
Kapsabet Bible College is a bible training institution in Kenya that trains men and women called by God to serve as pastors, church leaders, teachers, chaplains and missionaries. Current needs for lectures include theology, music, and English.
3 month minimum. Masters degree required for theology, BA required for music or English.
Doctors: Kijabe, Kenya
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, Pediatric Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice. Six month placements preferred.
Pediatric Therapist (Physical/Occupational/Speech): North Africa
There is a need for experienced, short term pediatric physical / speech therapists, or special education teachers in a therapy center. Come to do a two week seminar with the staff. Longer placements are welcomed and encouraged.
IT Specialist/Media Coordinator: Korr, Kenya
In a hot dry desert, Jesus, the Water of Life, is being taught at a small church and school. Come support their ministry through your gifts of website design and graphics. You will help share stories through a small newsletter and social media.
6 month minimum.
Website Design Trainer: Antananarivo, Madagascar
A national mission organization is looking for someone to help train their missionaries on website design and maintenance. Your skills will help further the movement of Malagasy Christians reaching out to their non-Christian neighbours. Opportunities for leading Bible studies and teaching ESL as well.
6 months minimum.
On Field Media (OFM) Team Member: Nairobi, Kenya
OFM produces material that connects the Western Church with African peoples. This in turn serves, through prayer, support, and involvement, the work of Christ Centered Churches among all African peoples. OFM is also beginning to produce materials for the African church of a missional nature. You will be involved in creative writing, video production, and photography. Depending on the length of your assignment, you could travel to various African countries.
6 month minimum. See OFM’s work: https://aimint.org/ofm/
Youth & Sports Ministry
Youth Worker: Kigali, Rwanda
A church in Kigali is looking for people to join their youth ministry staff. Twice a year they run week long camps and then continue to disciple the youth and young adults who attended. You will help develop these relations through Bible studies, sports activities, and other programs.
3 month minimum
Youth Worker: Mayotte
Play soccer while sharing about Jesus! This team is looking for someone to reach out to local youth through sports, tutoring, and building relationships. Must be able to speak & read French.
7 month minimum
Sports Ministry: Korr, Kenya
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.
3 months minimum.
Receptionist/Administrator at English Center: North Africa
Be the first welcoming face for the Centre’s clients and for those who come in to find out about our services. You will manage the cash box and client data base and do filing and other administrative tasks as needed. There will be many opportunities to build relationships with local people, learn language and experience the culture of North Africa.
5 months minimum.
Administrative/Accountant Trainer: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Safina Stree Network is a Tanzania organization that seeks to show Christ’s love to street children through foster homes and other programs. Safina is seeking an experienced person to help train youth in administrative and accounting job skills.
6 months minimum. Learn more about Safina’s great work http://safina.or.tz/
Ethnomusicologist: Kotido, Uganda
Explore the ethnomusicology of the Karimojong, catalog their songs and rhythms, and help local Christians to develop Christian songs in a style that speaks to the heart of the Karimojong of Uganda.