The purpose of this mission is to serve the refugees and show the love of Jesus, through provision of a space where they can come and hang out, drink tea or coffee together or play table tennis and play other games.

Located on a highway near the border of Croatia, OM is providing help for the refugees in the One Stop Center "Adaševci" with their ‘Tea Tent’ and the camp laundry. You will be involved in providing drinks in the OM tea tent, keeping the tent area clean, working in the camp laundry, socialising with refugees, and sharing Christ’s love with them while respecting the rules of the camp.

A registration fee of CHF 70.- is added (to be paid only once).

Experience with refugees or other cultures is desired. If there is no experience, we recommend a minimum age of 24 years. If you are interested, please write to us and we will be happy to find out whether the outreach suits you.

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When: We need people all the time, come join us.

How Long: 1 week to 1 year

Required Notice: 1 week

Singles welcome
Married couples welcome
Sorry, no families
Groups welcome
Cost
190.00 per week EUR
Ages
18 - 65
Ministry details

Serving in the camp includes doing laundry for the refugees, making and serving them tea and coffee and general duties involved in running the tea tent and laundry. When there is time we are able to spend time with the refugees and share with them about our faith in Jesus Christ.

Participant profile

Should be flexible, have the ability to work in teams, easily adaptable to new circumstances, heart to serve and work among Muslims, and is able to work under the authority of the local OM team and government officials in the camp. Foreign volunteers had either a Covid-19 infection themselves or need a full covid vaccination.

Accommodation

Accommodation fees are included in the fees that are paid to the team coordinator and she will settle the bill with the place you stay. Do not expect to have a single room.

Food

We do not provide meals, self-catering is around 6-8€ a day, which is extra to the weekly fee paid.

Travel

Due to Covid the only option to go to Šid by public transportation is very early in the morning. We can arrange airport pick up and drop off. This will cost additional 30€ each way.

Health

If you have allergies or some medical history (depression, food disorder etc.) please make sure to point that out to the sending field BEFORE arranging your trip. The conditions at the camp are poor and diseases can spread easily. Make sure you have the basic hygiene and medical supplies with you that you need.

Visa

Anyone with a European passport, not needing a visa for EU countries, or in possession of a Schengen visa can enter Serbia. Otherwise we are not able to provide an invitation letter for visas. Please check with your home office for more information.

Notes
  • Language: It is a must that you understand and speak English. If you doubt your capability to communicate in English or are unsure, please ask your home office for more information. Languages present among the refugees are: Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Urdu and Kurdish.
  • * Camp: Previously, the camp was a mix of families and singles. Currently, the camp residents are mainly single guys, with the occasional women coming through. Both men and women are welcome to come and serve - you will not be alone in the camp!
  • ** Maximum group size: 6 people

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