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?

IBeing 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

  • Short Term – Children’s team at Home Assignment Conference - Every year AIM Europe runs their Home Assignment Conference to refresh and equip missionaries who are in the UK on Home Assignment. We are looking for volunteers to lead and run the children’s programme.
  • Mentoring in Marsabit - The town of Marsabit is the political, social and economic centre of northern Kenya. The town is set in an arid country with a largely pastoral economy based on livestock husbandry. Most of the people groups of northern Kenya are well represented in the town, including the Samburu, Rendille, Gabbra, and Borana, all of whom […]
  • Short Term – Medical Elective - Medical Elective placement with outreach opportunities
  • Summer Teams - Want to find out more about mission?
  • Short Term – Sports Ministry - Sports outreach and evangelism
  • Short Term – MediQuest - Is God calling you to medical mission? Want to find out more? Then why not join our MediQuest team?

Latest Short Term blog posts

  • Why go with a mission agency? - Working with an agency ensures that there will be people who will continue the work you invested your time and energy into. Your service will amplify the effects of the ongoing work in a location.
  • Reaching out - The Lord has many people in Malta too. And in your city. We just need to find them. And the best way to do that is just to talk to them.
  • Sharing the vision for mission - Seb Allwright, Central Region’s Mobilisation Coordinator, shares about how we’re seeking to involve Africans in short term mission. How do we mobilise a church in Central Africa? The churches AIM partners with throughout Central Region are large and vibrant. While many of these churches have continued to grow in numbers and have had a great […]
  • Can I do this? - Ian shares about his experience of being on a short term team in North Africa. “I’ve been involved in cross-cultural evangelism in Nottingham for several years, and I’ve had a growing sense that God might be calling me overseas to work in a missionary context. I joined the team as a first step towards exploring […]
  • The harvest field - I have come away with a new heart for mission, and a burden for unreached people that need Jesus and do not yet know him.