Placement dates (excluding travel time): 11 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020
£1,350.00 ($1,628.51 approx)
Application deadline: 24 Apr 2020
Pre-departure training: 09 May 2020 - 10 May 2020 TBC (GB)


Join the vision of the Jubilee Centre and spend two weeks supporting the local church to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and economic poverty. You’ll gain an insight into HIV/AIDS prevention and poverty reduction initiatives, and support the work of the Jubilee Centre as they reach out to a network of churches across Zambia.

Through the Church Mobilisation Programme, the Jubilee Centre works with 80 churches in four economically poor communities, mobilising the leaders and congregations to enhance their response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This includes providing volunteer caregivers from their congregations and nutritional support to patients and families, as well as education and support for orphans and vulnerable children in their communities.

The Jubilee Centre also run HIV/AIDS Youth Action Clubs, which encourages discussion around HIV prevention and care within the group.

What will you be doing?

  • Building relationships with individuals receiving treatment at a local HIV centre.
  • Working with young people through self-discovery workshops.
  • Supporting the Child Feeding Programme.
  • Visiting and praying with vulnerable adults.
  • Teaching and leading activities at local schools.

What can you bring?

You’ll bring flexibility, energy and creativity to the work of the Jubilee Centre, encouraging their staff and volunteers. You will develop relationships with the staff team, as well as the local churches and communities that they serve. We’re looking for people with commitment and passion, who are keen to explore how the church can be at the heart of tackling poverty and injustice.

*Please note…

The cost mentioned above includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food.

For information on additional costs, check out our FAQ section below.


Worried about costs?

When we first meet you at an interview day or at pre-departure training, we will give you some ideas about fundraising. If you would like more inspiration, check out Tearfund's fundraising webzone and Nia’s blog with eight fundraising tips.

We don’t ask you to pay the whole cost all at once!

When you apply you are required to send in a non-refundable deposit. The deposit covers the administrative costs of processing your application, interviewing and/or assigning you to a team.

After we have confirmed your place and selected you, we will ask you to send in a further deposit. This is for administrative, preparatory, in-country and other costs that have to be paid in advance, and again, this is non-refundable.

You will need to pay the final balance a month before you travel.

What will I be doing?

All sorts! It totally depends on which country you chose and which partner you volunteer alongside. But we’re normally correct when we say...

  • You’ll be learning loads
  • You’ll be supporting our partner to keep up their fantastic work
  • You’ll be making new friends
  • You’ll be growing in your relationship with God

Here are some recent examples.

In Cambodia: Tearfund’s partner CHO, works closely with children, providing education. Volunteers have brought their personal education experience to help teach english, run sports and lead bible studies. CHO also has an incredible Social Enterprise called Destiny Cafe where the volunteers get an opportunity to work alongside locals and develop new innovative ways to expand business in the area.

In India: Tearfund’s partners have invited prayer teams to join them for two weeks. Volunteers bring their fresh enthusiasm and commitment to prayer, coming alongside partners and beneficiaries, often resulting in a fresh awakening of God’s power at work.

Where will I stay and what will I eat?

This totally varies from team to team, but we can guarantee that you will have a mattress under you and a roof over you! You may be sleeping in a church, house, school, or simple guesthouse. Two-week teams tend to live in a guesthouse with running water. Food will usually be a mixture of local food and English food. It's hard to predict what you will encounter so you need to expect the unexpected. Our most common complaint from teams is that they are treated too well!

How do I contact you if I have more questions?

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