Refugee Relief in Serbia – Option 32 2023

The purpose of this mission is to serve the refugees passing through Serbia and show the love of Jesus.

Dates

4 August 2023 – 11 August 2023

Cost

AUD 410.00

Application Deadline

16 June 2023
Note: PRICE IS APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO EXCHANGE RATES. Prices do not include flights, visa, insurance or any vaccinations required.

Open to

Singles

Open to

Marrieds

Sorry,

No Families

Open to

Groups

We work in 2 local refugee camps. Šid camp with women and children – currently only every Friday afternoon – and Adaševci camp 6 days a week. In Šid camp we run games and activities for children and a beauty room for the ladies. In Adaševci we serve in our Tea Tent – a space for the refugees to come and chat, play games, relax and drink tea with our volunteers. 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.

Serving in the camp includes practical service, doing laundry for the refugees, making and serving tea and coffee, general duties involved in running the tea tent and laundry and to spend time with the refugees sharing our faith in Jesus Christ. When there is time, there is opportunity to play sports with the refugees, organise games or crafts or even do some informal language lessons. **We need volunteers all the time and are very flexible with dates and length of stay**

Should be flexible, have the ability to work in teams, easily adaptable to new circumstances, heart to serve and work among Muslims, and is able to work under the authority of the local OM team and government officials in the camp.
Will there be accomodation provided?
Accommodation fees are included in the fees that are paid to the team coordinator. She will settle the bill with the place you stay. Do not expect to have a single room.
Will there be food provided?
We do not provide meals, self-catering is around 6-8€ a day, which is extra to the weekly fee paid.
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
There are limited options to go to Šid by public transportation. We can arrange airport pick up and drop off. This will cost additional 30€ each way.
What should my health condition be like?
If you have allergies or some medical history (depression, food disorder etc.) please make sure to point that out to the sending field BEFORE arranging your trip. The conditions at the camp are poor and diseases can spread easily. Make sure you have the basic hygiene and medical supplies with you that you need.
Do I need a visa?

Anyone with a European passport, not needing a visa for EU countries, or in possession of a Schengen visa can enter Serbia. Otherwise, we are not able to provide an invitation letter for visas. Please check with your home office for more information.

*** Dates: We need volunteers all the time, you can also come in another period than mentioned above! *** Language: It is a must that you understand and speak English. If you doubt your capability to communicate in English or are unsure, please ask your home office for more information. Languages present among the refugees are: Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Urdu and Kurdish. *** Camp: Previously, the camp was a mix of families and singles. Currently, Adaševci residents are mainly single guys, with the occasional women coming through. Both men and women serve with us – you will not be alone in the camp! *** Family camp: We work every Friday afternoon in family camp, if you'd like to join us in this camp, please arrange your travel so you are in Šid on a Friday afternoon.

Interested?

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