Inland Mission

Short term
opportunities with
Africa Inland Mission

Africa Inland Mission's short term programme provides opportunities to experience and explore mission in Africa through team trips and individual placements.

Short term mission – long term impact

Would you like to be part of reaching the unreached with the gospel? Over 1000 people groups in Africa are still waiting to hear about the good news of Jesus. If you’re over 18 then why not take the opportunity to get involved? You could be a part of developing Christ-centred churches among African people groups and see people’s lives transformed by the gospel. There are so many ways for you to use your gifts and skills, on our team programmes or through individual placements. If you feel called to Africa, then why not get in touch, and explore your role in God’s mission plan?

Short term teams

Want a taste of cross-cultural mission? Wondering what it means to reach the unreached? On our explore teams you’ll learn culture, language and history, and share the gospel with an unreached people group.

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Do you want an opportunity to see what it’s really like to live out mission? Interested in a training programme that lets you explore putting what you learn into practice? Then one of our mission training teams might be for you.

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Could you help and support our new missionaries as they go through transition and learn a new culture?

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Looking to take the next step in exploring serving in a specific ministry? There are several teams that are designed to help you consider God’s calling for your future and whether it will involve mission on a longer term basis.

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Being part of a team is a great way to be part of reaching the unreached in Africa. Our short term teams are designed to work alongside existing ministries. That means you get to work in partnership with long term missionaries, continuing and complementing their work. Or you will work with and support the local African church. You’ll get a real insight into missionary life. And, your work won’t just be a one off project, but instead, a vital part of seeing the unreached turn to Christ.

“During my placement, God taught me so much about myself, him, the world and others. He’s taught me in so many surprising ways.”

Anna Wilmshurst


If you’re looking to serve for a bit longer than four to eight weeks, or want to get involved in a specific ministry, then our individual placements could be perfect for you. Maybe you’ve got a particular skill, like teaching or nursing, and feel that God is calling you to use that in Africa? You will be living alongside long term missionaries and be immersed into African life. Why not go, and be excited by all that God is doing in Africa?

What can I do?

There are many different opportunities to serve in Africa. We are here to help you work out where you could best be placed. Here are just some of the opportunities where you can serve:

Interested in going? Get in touch…

If you are interested in going on a short term mission trip, please feel free to contact us using the form below. If you are interested in a specific country, project or ministry, please indicate.

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Latest Short Term opportunities

Latest Short Term blog posts

  • Short Term: Serving in North Africa - Sarah & Penny both served in North Africa earlier this year. They tell us what their time there was like and how they saw God at work.
  • Short Term: Faith & Physio? - Mari Jenkins, a physiotherapist, explains why she chose to do a short term mission trip to Kapsowar, Kenya and what she learnt whilst she was there.
  • Hearing God’s call in South America - Carolina Lima heard about AIM South America for the first time at a youth conference. Here she shares more about her experiences.
  • Serving street children - Rahel Hämmerling is currently studying at the Cornerstone College of Intercultural Studies in the Netherlands. For her internship she chose to work in Tanzania with the Safina Street Network
  • Exploring mission in Chad - Recently, Céline Pham served for two and half months in Chad. Using her nursing skills, Céline visited a number of AIM locations across the country. Here she shares her reflections.