Refugee Relief – English or German Focus (1 – 3 month option)

The purpose of this mission is to serve the refugees passing through Serbia, to show the love of Jesus through relationship, activities and spending time

Dates

Various Dates: See Details

Cost

AUD 950.00 per month

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Note: PRICE IS MONTHLY AND 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

Located near the border of Croatia, OM is providing help for the refugees passing through in two local refugee camps. In Adaševci Camp we have our ‘Tea Tent’ space and run the camp laundry. We are 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. In Šid Family Camp we are running a 'Beauty Room' for women, and facilitating games and activities for the children and teens.

You will work 5 days a week in Adaševci Camp, facilitating simple, and casual language lessons with the young single men. You will plan and run simple, casual language activities. They want to learn English, and/or German. We are currently not running any structured language lessons (or have we ever in the past) but we have opportunity. The number of guys who will join, and the frequency they come will be inconsistent – but while they are in Adaševci camp there are always some refugees who would love to use their time in this way. You will also help our team out with our regular jobs in the tea tent, laundry and potentially visit Sid Family Camp weekly. **Please note, we will assist you with resources and ideas, however we would love people who would like to pioneer this opportunity. You will need to be ok to be a little independent and self directed, while also working under our team and the camp rules. English can be your second language.

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?
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.
Will there be food provided?
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.
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
You are responsible to arrange and pay for your transport here. Travel to and from the camps is included in your monthly fee. Fly into Belgrade airport. 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. Tovarnik in Croatia is also close by.
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.

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

When: We need people all the time, come join us.

How Long: 1 month to 1 year

Required Notice: 1 week

Interested?

We aim to give participants - Knowledge and experiences to help them grow, and continue growing, in their knowledge of, and intimacy with God and awareness of self. - An understanding of God's heart for the nations. We particularly focus on what God is doing amongst Muslim people in the world and within our movement, while exposing participants to various opportunities. Participants will learn biblical and proven skills and tools to engage Muslim peoples while serving on a multicultural team. Participants will be provided opportunities to apply what they have learned within Turkey and another Muslim country, when possible.
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