Experience Volunteer Program
UnitingWorld is committed to “connecting communities for life”. And what better way to do this than to actually go as a volunteer and be part of this connection! The UCA is full of people with gifts, skills and talents.
UnitingWorld works with Australian church communities and people to connect them with our many church partners across Asia, the Pacific and Africa, building links and changing lives. Much of our work focusses on those on the margins of society and that means that most of our volunteers go into unpaid positions, giving their time, energy and resources to serve on behalf of all members of the Uniting Church in Australia. Most placements are for three months or longer, with the exception of some specifically requested short-term consultancies. For shorter experiences, see our InSolidarity Exposure visits listed below.
All Volunteer Experience Placements are at the specific request of our international Church Partners. We work with our Partner church, looking at their requirements and finding suitable volunteers. Right now our volunteers are giving their time, energy, and skills to serve on behalf of all members of the Uniting Church in Australia.
You may be a teacher, a mechanic or a farmer. You may be a specialist in theological education, business administration, youth work or health. We need people who want to share the hope of Christ and learn more of what He is doing in His world. Our primary need is for people who will live in communities, sharing lives in a real, day-to-day way.
UnitingWorld Experience is committed to a high standard of ethics and submits to all required checks for volunteers relating to child safe practices.
Click here to browse current Experience Volunteer Placements
Click here for more detailed information on being a UnitingWorld Experience Volunteer
*Please note: Our program is only able to work with Australian nationals based in Australia and members of the Uniting Church in Australia and we are therefore unable to arrange placements for citizens of other countries.
InSolidarity Exposure Visits are part of the Experience Programs of UnitingWorld, offering short-term opportunities for people who would like to engage with and learn from our international partners, but who aren’t able to volunteer for a longer period at this stage.
InSolidarity Exposure Visits are short-term trips (approximately one to three weeks long), visiting partner churches with a focus on learning about UnitingWorld’s partnerships with overseas churches and their projects.
UnitingWorld is planning a number of exposure trips in 2013 led by UnitingWorld staff or cultural experts… and we are ready to take applications from interested people.
With teams limited to 10-12 people, you need to indicate your interest ASAP. Want more information?
For further information on InSolidarity visits contact Laura McGilvray: firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 8267 4411
GAP and opportunities for young people
Why not take some time out to be connected with one of our UCA international church partners as a UnitingWorld Experience volunteer?
We have placements that work well for young adults who want to engage in mission, grow in faith and experience life in another culture while they share their gifts and talents to help people in need.
Some positions that may be of special interest: Oral English tutors – Tonga, Samoa; Teacher’s assistants – Vanuatu, Tonga, North India; Community development – tribal programme assistant (India); Sports coaches/trainers – Tonga; Outdoor education assistant – North India
To find out more about the exciting opportunities available, click here.
Be part of our team of amazing retirees who share their lives in a global context.
We have many retired volunteers who spend between 3 months and 3 years serving God as volunteers with one of our many UCA international church partners.
YOU could be one of this team who really are “connecting communities for life!”
You do not need to be particularly brave, or adventurous. You just need to want to use the gifts and skills God has given you to help others. And also be willing to open yourself to the opportunity to learn from our international friends.
If you are a retiree, why not consider serving in one of our UnitingWorld Experience placements? You can find out more about placements that are currently being advertised by, clicking here.
UnitingWorld is committed to best practices in people management, and is a full member of People in Aid.
People in Aid an internationally recognised management tool that helps agencies enhance their human resource management in an international context.
To view current Experience Volunteers in need of prayer and financial support, click here