The purpose of this mission is to serve the refugees passing through Serbia, to show the love of Jesus through relationship, sports activities and spending time
Located near the border of Croatia, OM is providing help for the refugees passing through Serbia in three local refugee camps. In Šid Camp we are running simple games, sports and activities for teenage boys. In Adaševci Camp we have our ‘Tea Tent’, run the camp laundry and join in with the refugees in games and sports. You will have time to facilitate regular sports activities with the guys, and also help out the team with our regular jobs – 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.
You will work weekly in the Minors Camp, facilitating sports, games and activities with the teens – and 4-5 days a week in Adaševci, facilitating sports activities with the young single men. They love soccer, cricket, volleyball and table tennis. The number of refugees and how long they stay for changes constantly, but they love anyone who has a passion for sport to share time with them and connect with them. You will also help our team out with our regular jobs in the tea tent and laundry.
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.
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.
You will stay in the OM house in Šid, Serbia with others volunteering at them same time. Do not expect to have a single room.
We do not provide meals, our OM house has a kitchen. Self-catering is around 6-8€ a day, which is extra to the monthly fee paid.
Travel to and from the camps is included in your monthly fee. Fly into Belgrade airport (BEG). We can arrange airport pick up and drop off for an additional 30€ each way. Or you can arrange bus/train to Šid or Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia, or Tovarnik in Croatia.
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.