Committing to a longer period of mission service can be daunting for some, so Interserve’s On Track programme is designed to give you a taste of what Christian mission to the hard places can be like. At the same time you will be doing something extremely rewarding, and will be a blessing to those you have come to serve.
On Track placements are available anytime of the year, and from one month to one year. They are arranged on an individual basis depending on your specific areas of interest and/or expertise and skills. Whether you are interested in taking a gap year, your Great OE, or a career break; whether you have just graduated or are about to do a medical elective; or perhaps you’ve just retired – we can arrange something that is tailor-made for you.
If you are planning a gap year before university or your Great OE, are taking a year out between jobs, or have retired and would like to use your professional skills meaningfully in a different setting, then we would love to hear from you.
On Trackers can usually serve in any country of the Interserve world, and placements can be arranged anytime of the year, and from one month to one year. If you wish to serve for more than a year, please check out our exciting, new On Track Plus programme.
On Track is different from many other short-term mission programmes. On Trackers work in difficult conditions, and in challenging countries, with extreme weather conditions, a lack of Western comforts, and spiritual opposition all playing a part. Some On Trackers also feel challenged by the huge need that they see in the countries they come to serve, and struggle to see how they can make a difference. The On Track programme is challenging and stretching, so a strong Christian faith, personal flexibility, and a sense of humour are essential.
Married couples and families are very welcome to go On Track. Couples frequently serve on the On Track programme and this can be a good way to see if both of you feel called to longer-term cross-cultural mission work.
People with disabilities are more than welcome to apply to the On Track programme. Do bear in mind that parts of the Interserve world are very remote and Western comforts are often absent, so it is imperative to discuss this with Interserve upfront so that we can find a placement which best suits your particular situation.
It is also very important to have the support of your church or Christian faith community. Interserve works with the local church in everything we do, so we will contact your Christian leadership to ensure that they support your plans to work cross-culturally with the On Track programme.
email. Please note that, ideally, you will need to complete your application at least four months before your intended departure date, due to the time needed to locate a suitable placement.
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