The purpose of this mission is to serve the refugees and show the love of Jesus, through provision of a space where they can come and hang out, drink tea or coffee together or play table tennis and play other games.
- 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, the camp residents are mainly single guys, with the occasional women coming through. Both men and women are welcome to come and serve - you will not be alone in the camp!
- ** Dates: We need volunteers all the time, you can also come in another period than mentioned above! Price excludes flights, meals, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.
Applicants must be 18 or over. This outreach is tailored towards those aged 18-65. If you live in the UK, and are 18+, you can use this link to apply now https://www.uk.om.org/short-term-mission-application-form
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be accomodation provided?
Accommodation fees are included in the fees that are paid to the team coordinator and 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?
Due to Covid the only option to go to Šid by public transportation is very early in the morning. 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.