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
- 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. Price excludes non-refundable deposit of £50, flights, meals, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.
Applicants must be 18 or over.
Please check dates with us before applying. If you live in the UK, you can use this link to apply https://www.uk.om.org/short-term-mission-application-form
As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £15.
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 accommodation 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?
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.
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.
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