How is coronavirus affecting Tearfund Go placements?

At all times the health and well-being of staff, volunteers and beneficiaries is Tearfund's priority. We understand that this is a challenging time, and that there is a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to overseas travel.

We are currently planning for future placements to go ahead, and so applications are still open. If it looks as though your placement may be postponed, we will be in touch at the earliest opportunity.

We will continue reviewing the situation in line with the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and World Health Organisation, and will keep all applicants up to date with any developments. Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions, you can contact us at

Coronavirus: a message from Tearfund’s CEO

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To find out more about COVID-19 please visit the NHS information page and see the Government's travel advice page for the latest travel updates.

Destination spotlight


See children and young people empowered and recognised in the community and help them to build a resilient future.

Go to Zambia


Alongside our partner you can support communities in creating self-help groups to manage resources.

Go to Tanzania


Work with local churches and Christian organisations to empower vulnerable households.

Go to Mozambique

Are you passionate about ending poverty?

We'd love you to join us as we work overseas with local partners to put an end to poverty and injustice.

Across the world, Tearfund is unlocking the potential of local churches and communities. Together with local communities, we're tackling climate change, food shortages, and delivering improved access to clean water, education and healthcare.

Tearfund Go gives you the opportunity to be part of this transformative work. A placement with us offers a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective and see God's love in action.

Find out more

We currently have placements available in eight countries across three continents. Our handy placement picker can help you find the perfect placement for you.

What kind of placements can I do?

We offer opportunities for individuals, groups and families, and our placements range from two weeks to six months. Whether you are on your gap year or recently retired... there really is something for everyone.

Further info for parents and youth leaders

Going on a placement can be a pivotal moment in a young person’s life. Find out more about how we support young people volunteering overseas, from adapting to new cultures to staying safe on placement.


'This placement changed the way I view the world. It has been an amazing experience, learning from another culture, and meeting the people who live there.'

Emma Stonehouse

'As a retired scientist and medical secretary, spending two weeks volunteering overseas was the perfect opportunity for me with my wife Christine. From learning how to farm God's way, to visiting slum communities and running craft activities with children, it was an experience we'll never forget.'

George Hill

'Volunteering as a family made it very special, and UHDP took great care of us. They believe that exposing children and young people to development work sows vital seeds for the future.'

Susan Murray
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We've been sending people overseas since 1972.

In the last 12 months, we've had...

155 Volunteers
14 Partner projects