Mission Projects in Africa

Bring hope to the people of Africa. Teams can work with unreached peoples in remote areas or assist urban ministries in the cities.

Take a look at some of the mission projects available to groups being run by our partner ministries. Your team will work alongside local volunteers who will help direct activities at each project site. Group members' skills & passions will be matched with the needs of the community, making this an opportunity for each individual to use his gifts to the fullest.

If you don't see what you’re looking for, let us know & we'll pair you with ministries in need of your service. Each trip can be customized to fit your skills, time-frame & budget.

Mission Package Components

Build your own mission program by packaging any or all of these services with your project.

Group Flights

In-country & international flights


City-tours, safari & adventure activities


Hotels, resorts, luxury tents & more


Time in your connecting city for debriefing


Half-board, full-board & group dinners

Cultural Immersion

Cook, dance & make local handicrafts

Ground Transportation

Airport transfers, coach & rail.

Travel Insurance

Medical & comprehensive policies

African Mission Projects

Missionary playing with a young boy in Kenya

Mission Projects in Kenya

Kenya is an ethnically diverse nation with many opportunities to serve. Witness the dichotomy of a rapidly growing nation & the effects of poverty, unemployment & HIV/AIDs in urban or rural settings. Your team can spend time serving in the bustling city of Nairobi or the quiet countryside of Limuru. Develop relationships with local people as you join them in worship, break bread together & participate in community activities.

Teams will be trained upon arrival & given a brief overview of the project, needs & local culture. Housing, meals & transportation are provided by our partners on the ground.

Orphan child in Kenya

Orphan Care

Out of the 1.2 million orphans living in Kenya, only 5% receive support. Many of these children at the orphanages have been directly rescued from the streets. Some of them have growth & development issues due to lack of nutrition. Your team can build meaningful relationships with kids awaiting adoption at Angel's Home for Abandoned Babies & assist caregivers or "Mamas" with basic childcare at the Limuru Children's Centre. Opportunities to serve include:

  • Loving on & caring for infants
  • Feeding, dressing & playing with children
  • Painting bedrooms
  • Chopping wood for the furnace or stove
  • Helping with other property maintenance
Kids at their school desk in Kenya

Teaching Ministry

Teams work alongside pre-school teachers at organizations like Pages Academy & LCC-K to help introduce exciting new learning styles, prepare students for tests & teach children to think outside of the box. Volunteers are encouraged to incorporate music, song & new learning styles that will enrich the program.

  • Assist teachers with lesson plans
  • Help incorporate new ways of learning
  • Prepare meals for children & staff
  • Help with simple construction projects like painting, fence maintenance, or installing water tanks
Volunteer working with local staff in Kenya during a medical mission trip

Medical Missions

Many Kenyans living with HIV/AIDs are stigmatized because of the disease, leaving them feeling isolated & cast out. Local churches have begun reaching out to those affected through a ministry called CARE for AIDS, offering in-home visits & treatment. Team members accompany medical professionals to offer spiritual encouragement. In turn, volunteers are often inspired by patients’ faith & testimonies.

  • Minister to local people living with or affected by HIV/AIDs
  • Accompany physicians to house visits
Kenyan woman carrying a bucket on her head

Women's Ministry

Enjoy a time of fellowship with women living with AIDs at the Power Women's Group, located in Nairobi. These 15 women make a living from their handmade craft business that supports not only their families, but one another as well. The profits generated fund emergency medical expenses, school fees for their children & maintaining the business.

  • Exchange testimonies
  • Enjoy fellowship with the women through Bible study & worship
  • Support their business by buying fair-trade crafts
Giraffe spotted during a game drive in Kenya

Optional Add-Ons

Safari in Masai Mara - Experience a safari in Kenya's finest wildlife reserve. This northern extension of the Serengeti is home to more than 450 different species, including giant herds of wildebeest, elephants, Cheetah cubs & more!

National Parks - You can also choose to observe the animals at one of many national parks: Abedare, Amboseli, Nairobi or Lake Nakuru.

Other Options - Ask about opportunities to visit the elephant orphanage, experience the giraffe sanctuary, or take a dolphin safari!

Volunteer reading a book to kids in South Africa

Mission Projects in South Africa

Since 1991, South Africa has been free from Apartheid & segregation, yet it is not free of challenges. Many of its people struggle with poverty, unemployment & HIV/AIDS. Your team will help to bring hope to the destitute. Work side-by-side with local ministries that address these issues in a concrete & sustainable way while demonstrating love & compassion.

Before work can begin, teams will attend an orientation including a brief overview of the project, community needs & South African culture. Accommodations, meals & transportation will be provided by our partners on the ground.

Team member working with kids in a youth outreach program in South Africa

Youth Outreach

Living Hope's Children & Teens Clubs create safe spaces for at-risk youth to learn & grow. Your group can encourage kids to pursue their goals & learn important life skills through mediums like music, sports, games art & reading. The program also includes parenting classes extending Living Hope's influence into the home.

  • Teach children how to keep their community clean
  • Share Bible stories & devotionals
  • Help children improve their reading skills through stories & songs
  • Coach a sports team & emphasize the importance of teamwork
  • Provide oversight during talent shows & art activities
Young boy playing soccer in South Africa

Sports Ministry

Physical Education classes have recently been removed from South Africa's school curriculum. Sports not only help kids stay out of trouble, but also allow them to develop leadership, teamwork & communication skills. You can work alongside of coaches & help children form these important life skills.

  • Assist coaches during practice
  • Create games & tests to help students reach their fitness goals
Little boy holding a bowl

Compassion Ministry

Many South Africans have been deeply impacted by AIDS & other health issues like malnutrition. Many even lack basic access to healthcare or medication. Your team can visit with patients at the Living Care in-patient clinic.

  • Offer emotional support
  • Pray with patients, families & staff
  • Provide companionship through one-on-one activities
  • Lead craft-time with patients
Baby at a medical clinic for a health screening

Health Screenings

Many South Africans do not have access to proper health education in order make the choices needed to live healthy lives. Your group can work with an organization called Living Hope that provides free health-screenings, including various tests, counseling & general health assessments. You can also serve with Living Right Ministries, which works to prevent chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDs through health education.

  • Accompany local physicians during patient visits
  • Teach South Africans about better-health practices
  • Learn about the needs & health concerns of the South African people
Homeless man laying on the ground in Cape Town, South Africa

Homeless Ministry

Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has experienced a steady rise in unemployment & homelessness. In partnership with Living Grace, your group can share the love of Christ with the homeless through motivation, treatment & support.

  • Provide meals, showers, clean clothes & health services
  • Train men & women on interview skills, professional attire & how to search for jobs
  • Assist counselors with substance support groups for recovering addicts
Men doing carpentry for a construction project

Construction Ministry

Support Living Hope as they work to build a better future for the people of South Africa. Make a connection with local people by assisting with community improvements. Work is completely dependent upon the specific needs of the communities at that time.

  • Assist at construction sites
  • Make simple repairs & renovations
  • Provide landscaping or vegetable gardens at schools & homes
South African ladies gathering in celebration

Church Partnership

Work with Living Hope & local churches to empower, encourage & serve surrounding communities. Your group can introduce people to the Gospel & help them connect with churches in their area.

  • Minister to local residents & the homeless community
  • Lead worship during church services
  • Help create meaningful celebrations & events that will draw South Africans to the local church
Aerial view of Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa

Optional Tour Add-Ons

Cape Town Day Tours - Walk on the beach, go for a mountain top hike, or walk around town to shop. Tours include: Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain & Robben Island.

Addo Park Safari - Experience the thrill of a Big 5 Game Park. Visitors can also partake in ski-boat cruises, caving, zip lining, bungee jumping, hot natural springs, horseback rides, surfing, elephant feeding & riding, river canoeing, the list goes on & on.

Student volunteer swinging with a local child in Zimbabwe

Mission Projects in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has many wonderful places to visit like Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park & offers ample opportunities to serve the local people. Approximately 85 percent of rural villagers survive on less than a dollar per day & it has the lowest life-expectancy of any country on the planet.

Upon arrival, your team will be met by our partners on the ground & given a brief orientation. Work alongside local volunteers who have established relationships within the community & can act as translators. During your mission trip, transportation, meals & lodging are provided. Make sure to take advantage of your downtime to see the country's scenic attractions or sample a variety of traditional Zimbabwean dishes like Sadza or Dovi!

Student playing with a local boy during a mission trip to Zimbabwe


There are an estimated 1.2 million orphans in the country of Zimbabwe, most of which have lost family members to HIV/AIDs. Teams will work with young children & teens at orphanages like the Father's House or St. Joseph's Home to create a positive environment where they can learn & grow.

  • Provide clothing, discipleship & support
  • Assist staff with meal preparation & day-to-day tasks
  • Help children with homework or lead a bible study
  • Play soccer & educational games with the kids
Local School kids in Zimbabwe holding books


Zimbabwe's literacy rate is known to be the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but most children are forced to drop out after primary school due to secondary education costs. Many schools are understaffed & in need of highly-qualified educators. Teams can work alongside teachers at organizations like the Grace Mugabe School or St. Catherine’s School (for children with special needs). Opportunities to serve include:

  • Offering tutoring
  • Assisting teachers with lesson plans
  • Working with special needs children
  • Reading to & playing games with kids
  • Serving meals
Villagers in Chegutu, Zimbabwe

Community Outreach

Reach out to those in need in Zimbabwe. Here are some examples how your team can serve children & adults in Gweru:

  • Engage villagers in a time of fellowship & Bible study
  • Assist with renovation & maintenance in homes & public buildings
  • Play soccer & other games with street children
  • Deliver food & hygiene products
  • Teach Cholera-prevention classes to villagers
  • Lead financial investment courses
Construction site in Zimbabwe


Many facilities in Gweru are in need of refurbishing, repair or maintenance due to limited resources. Construction projects are based on the needs of the community. Teams may be needed to assist with:

  • Building structural foundations & walls
  • Installing shelves or other renovations
  • Constructing a jungle gym at a local school
  • Painting bedrooms & classrooms
  • Planting & weeding vegetable gardens
Rainbow over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Optional Add-Ons

Safari in Hwange - Stretching over 14,000 km, this National Park is home to more than 100 species including lions, rhinos & elephants.

National Parks - Take in the breathtaking views at Victoria Falls or observe the range of wildlife at Matobo, or Mana Pools National Park.

Adventure Activities - Ride ATVs, bungee jump or go white water rafting!