Refugee Relief in Serbia - Option 29 2024

12 Jul 2024 -
19 Jul 2024
EUR 230.00

Journey Type

Outreach

Group Size

1-10

Apply By

28 Jun

Country

Serbia

Journey Overview

OM works in refugee camps around the town of Šid, Serbia. 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. The purpose of this mission is to serve the refugees passing through Serbia and show the love of Jesus.

  • ** Dates: We need volunteers all the time, you can also come in another period than mentioned above!
  • ** 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 refugees are mainly single men, and teenage boys. Both men and women serve with us - you will not be alone in the camp Please note: Cost indicated is for conference and outreach only. Unless otherwise indicated, it includes accommodation, meals, local travel. However, visa costs and travel to and from the event are extra. A €30 non-refundable application fee is included. Cost will be finalised upon application due to fluctuations in currency exchange.

What To Expect

Serving in the camps includes both practical and relational service, such as washing clothes, making tea and coffee, general duties involved in running the tea tent and spending time with the refugees. When there is time, there is opportunity to play sports, organise games or crafts or even do some informal language lessons.

  • *We need volunteers all the time and are very flexible with dates and length of stay**

Participant Profile

Age Range: 18-65

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be accommodation provided?

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

Will there be food provided?

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

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

There are limited options to go to Šid by public transportation. We can arrange airport pick up and drop off. This will cost additional 30€ each way.

What should my health condition be like?

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.

Do I need a 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.