International Volunteers

Let the Send Relief team know you'd like to serve.

Serving our neighbors around the world

Send Relief is in the process of expanding mission experiences to include overseas trips. Because of the unique nature of international trips and travel during the COVID-19 crisis, planning for these trips involves additional steps. In many cases, our international partners also need specific skill sets from volunteers to help them with their projects.

If you are interested in learning more, we invite you to fill out the form on this page so that we can contact you when an international trip opportunity becomes available or fits well with your gifts and skills.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to exploring international volunteer trip opportunities with you!

Trip Locations

This service project will help feed, shelter and assist displaced families along the Mexico-Guatemala border. You will have many opportunities to share Bible stories, play VBS-inspired games and care for the physical needs of migrant children as their parents work on immigration papers.

  • Language: Creole or French language skills needed by at least one member of the team.
  • Team size: 6-10 adults (18+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: $650/person (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

On this trip, you will be helping a partnering organization focus on community development in impoverished neighborhoods of Northern Thailand. The goal is to share God's love while meeting their physical needs, caring for single mothers and children and telling Bible stories and personal testimonies.

Part of the care plan for sing mothers is helping instruct them on how to properly care for their newborns and have healthy pregnancies. Volunteers may also be involved in prayer walking through rural villages, looking for “people of peace” to build relationships with and encouraging village leaders in their work.

  • Language: Thai translators will be provided.
  • Team size: 2-10 adults (18+)
  • Trip length: 1-2 weeks
  • Cost: $200/person/day (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

Teams will be working with children from war-impacted families enrolled in youth programs. Join our national church partners in ministering to traumatized children and teens by organizing and hosting day camps! Come prepared with crafts, games, lessons, skits and personal testimonies as you partner together with Armenian churches in serving children of internally displaced families.

  • Language: Translators provided if needed.
  • Team size: 4-6 adults (18+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: $700/person (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

Using a salon as a ministry platform, our national partner trains young single mothers and other marginalized women in basic salon skills. Using these classes, she is able to reach ostracized populations, including women who are handicapped, impoverished or victims of human trafficking, by offering free services such as a haircuts. No specific skills or credentials are required to go on this trip, but salon skills would be helpful! If a volunteer on your team does have related training, they will be asked to help teach our national partners additional cosmetology and salon skills, assist with classes and participate in outreach efforts.

  • Language: While our national partner speaks some English, we will also have other partners present who can help with direct translation.
  • Team size: 2-3 adult women only (18+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: $400/person (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

This experience will serve as a vision trip for church leaders or professionals seeking to partner with our team in Nairobi. There will be a specialized tour for leaders to visit project sites that may include medical, sustainable farming, industrial and mechanical, clean water, feeding and temporary shelter aspects.

  • Language: Translators will be provided upon request.
  • Team size: 2-4 adults (18+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: TBD based on participant’s interests (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

Volunteers on this trip may expect to partner with local schools serving special needs students living with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, speech and learning disorders and other challenges.

You may be working with teachers to provide activities covering hygiene and grooming, life skills, arts and crafts and vocational skills in classrooms, dorms or farms depending on the class’s specific needs. Teachers are often in need of learning resources and recreational workshops that your team will be encouraged to help host!

Teams may also be asked to help with environmental improvements, one-on-one tutoring, the purchase of school supplies and sports materials, daily chores such as cooking and cleaning and holding music programs or Bible camps.

  • Language: Swahili is the national language, but English is understood by most people.
  • Team size: 2-10 adults (18+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: $200 per person per day. The final cost does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations or quarantine requirements.

This opportunity will serve as a vision trip for church leaders or professionals seeking to partner with us in South Africa. There will be a specialized tour for leaders to visit project sites that may include medical, sustainable farming, industrial and mechanical, clean water, feeding and temporary shelter aspects.

  • Language: Translators will be provided if needed.
  • Team size: 2-4 adults (18+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: TBD based on participant’s interests (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

In Greece, Send Relief has partnered with local churches and leaders to come alongside their volunteers in transforming the hearts of refugees. Volunteers will work in various capacities as they provide necessities like medicine and medical attention, hygiene items, diapers, shoes, clothes, food, clean water and shelter. Additionally, volunteers will participate in offering educational programs, legal support, skills training and income-generating initiatives.

  • Language: Translators will be provided if needed.
  • Team size: 4-8 people (13+)
  • Trip length: one week
  • Cost: TBD based on participant’s interests (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

Send Relief partners with a children's home in South Asia that serves girls who have been rescued from human trafficking and sexual abuse. Professionally qualified staff care for their physical, medical, psycho-social, educational, and legal needs in a secure, loving environment. Our partners’ goal is to see these girls heal and thrive as they transform into independent, successful adults who can successfully reintegrate into their communities. Volunteers can expect to be involved in all aspects of this rehabilitation process, with a priority being placed on those who are able to teach English.

  • Language: Translators provided.
  • Team size: 1 adult female (18+)
  • Trip length: Minimum of three months
  • Cost: TBD based on length of stay (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

Volunteers on this trip will be involved in equipping youth and young couples to become the next generation of leaders in their churches and communities. Teams may also work on agricultural projects such as establishing water reservoirs, working on farms and constructing barns for livestock.

  • Language: English spoken
  • Team size: 2-5 people (16+)
  • Trip length: 1-3 weeks in December
  • Cost: TBD based on length of trip (does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations, or quarantine requirements)

The situation in Ukraine is ever-changing, and Send Relief is working closely with field personnel and partners to fulfill pressing needs. Some of our volunteer response locations include but are not limited to Poland, Romania and Moldova. These volunteer opportunities are limited and fill up quickly. Volunteers can expect to be involved in welcoming displaced Ukrainians at border sites, renovating shelters, distributing food and clothing, caring for children and youth, providing medical care, assisting with immigration paper work and caring for women’s needs.

  • Language: Ukrainian or Russian preferred. Translators may be provided.
  • Team size: TBD
  • Trip length: TBD
  • Cost: TBD based on length of trip. The final cost does not include airfare, insurance, fees or COVID testing, vaccinations or quarantine requirements.

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