Are you passionate about ending poverty?

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

Across the world, Tearfund is unlocking the potential of local churches and communities. Together, 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 a 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.

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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
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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 including gap years... there really is something for everyone.

Know a young person who would like to take part?

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