Group placements 2018
Trip date: Throughout 2018
Cost: $6,700.00
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2018
Pre-departure training: 14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018 Oakwood, RG40 3DA (GB)

Our group placements are designed for church, youth, student and any other groups to volunteer overseas together and be inspired by local communities.

Our placements will challenge your group personally and stretch everyone’s faith. You will each experience how the local church is at the heart of tackling poverty and injustice. Plus you will have the chance to show God’s love in practical ways as you visit and learn from inspirational communities.

Please note…

Our group placement costs are now £1050.00 per person for a group of 8+ people.

Our cost includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food. Please note that flights, visas and vaccinations are not included.

For more information about additional costs and items you will need to budget for, check out our ‘All you need to know’ section.

We’ve got lots of great opportunities for 2018. Have a look through and see where you’d like to take your group.

Where will you take your group in 2018?

Give us a ring on 0208 943 7777 or email: to explore the possibilities available and to kick-start the process.

2 weeks in Malawi

Scripture Union - August 17th - 31st 2018

Scripture Union of Malawi (SUM) is an incredible organisation that seeks to nurture children and youth, strengthen family life and help people engage with God through the Bible so that they may follow Jesus Christ and be instrumental in transforming Malawi.

With the outbreak of the HIV epidemic, SUM has been involved in working with the local community, running programmes to address HIV, life skills and reproductive health education.

SUM’s goal is to promote reproductive health and reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and HIV by raising awareness and encouraging behaviour change.

Who are we looking for?

Groups who are flexible and adaptable and would love the chance to spend two weeks living in Malawi, working as a team, alongside SU staff.

What will you be doing?

  • Encouraging Bible-reading through the production of Bible-reading aids and the distribution of Christian Literature
  • Running youth camps, youth clubs, Bible clubs and Bible study groups
  • Helping to run training for school-leavers
  • Supporting HIV education programmes
  • Helping with the family ministry programmes

Eagles - July 14th - 28th 2018

Since 2002, Eagles have been working with local churches, to equip them to meet the needs of their own communities and help themselves out of poverty.

The work is transformational. Many families have been positively impacted by the work and many more continue to be. It’s all about tackling poverty by mobilising churches and local communities to take action using their own resources.

In Nsaru, Central Malawi, five villages were completely dependent on the crops they grew and needed a way to generate some income. Eagles helped the community to prioritise their problems and come up with a way to tackle them themselves.

After receiving training from Eagles, each community set up a Village Savings and Loans Association. Now the women meet each week to put in their small savings and after a month, they can take a loan to start or improve a small business such as selling vegetables. The idea has caught on and now other communities are forming groups and asking Eagles for training.

Who are we looking for?

Groups who are flexible and adaptable and would love the chance to spend two weeks living in Malawi, working in a team, alongside other volunteers and Eagles staff.

What will you be doing?

  • Participating in the life of the local church, leading bible studies and devotions
  • Helping to plant and cultivate crops
  • Supporting initiatives to tackle droughts
  • Planting trees
  • Supporting flood prevention projects
  • Supporting the community projects working with vulnerable children, the elderly and disabled and those living with HIV

                      Malawi group

2 weeks in Zambia

July 1st - 14th 2018

Join in with the work of Tearfund in Zambia and spend two weeks living and learning alongside our partner, the Jubilee Centre.

The Jubilee Centre is all about training up local leaders to be powerful change makers in their communities. This includes working with leaders of local churches and Christian organisations to support some of the most vulnerable in society, particularly those living with HIV and dying of AIDS related illnesses.

The 3rd Global Goal for Sustainable Development (SDG’s) has an incredible target to see the AIDS epidemic wiped out by 2030. Tearfund is working with Jubilee Centre to engage the church in supporting people living with HIV. They support local churches to provide volunteer Caregivers for people living with HIV in their homes and train peer-educators to run HIV prevention workshops with local young people.

Who are we looking for?

Groups who are flexible and adaptable and would love the chance to spend two weeks living in Zambia, working in a team, alongside other volunteers and Jubilee Centre staff.

What will you be doing?

  • Spending time building relationships with individuals receiving treatment at a local HIV centre.
  • Working with youth and young adults through self-discovery workshops
  • Supporting the Child Feeding Programme
  • Visiting and praying with vulnerable adults
  • Teaching and leading activities at local schools
  • Engaging and working with the local church and community


CBP logo

Tearfund is recognised by Global Connections as operating under the Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission 2017 and 2018.

Tearfund is recognised by Global Connections as operating under the Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission 2017 and 2018.

Interested in this trip? Apply Now


Hard to settle into work at CHO and feel like I was useful but looking back I did many things and God really did mean for me to be in Cambodia. Will always remember this time with CHO learning so much.

Ashleigh Walker

My time spent in Cambodia is one that I will never forget. I was affected most by the relationships that I formed with my team and CHO staff. They have been amazing and the experiences we have shared together have made us bond like no other friendship I have had before.

Jess Loomes

Amazing 5 months where I made some amazing friends. I grew personally in so many ways and have come home with a renewed attitude to serving God and fighting poverty at home.

Dave Burt
Leave feedback