Short-term Adventures

Short-term "Adventures" for Kiwis

Study at our Partner Schools is supported and made possible by allied activities essential for the efficient functioning of a tertiary learning centre: HR, ESOL, governance, IT, infrastructure, facilities management, and strategic planning. For the teaching to occur well and long term these other functions need to be in place and operating well and long term.

Via LeaDev-Langham's International Volunteers' Programme, Kiwis provide ongoing specialist support and capacity building to Partner Schools in these essential areas. Volunteers put friendship with the Partner School first, and aim to complement the skills of the staff. The starting points for an “adventure” are listening, humility, grace and prayer; and voluntters are fully self-funded, so there is no financial burden on the Partner School.

Between October 2014 and September 2016, Kiwi volunteers gave over 500 days of professional support and expertise in a range of specialist areas to our partners. 

A mission for retirement:  supporting leadership development in India, Myanmar and PNG

For most Kiwis, retirement is about retreating to the bach to grow tomatoes, watching the sun set over a good pinot, and taking sojourns to Auckland to spend time with the grandkids. Not so Rod and Denise Edwards. “Opportunity to live in Asia challenged us. Two years in an ordinary Filipino neighbourhood exposed us to Asian perspectives; it was to shape our retirement,” they share. 

Read their story

Would you like to join the volunteer team?  

This is an opportunity for you to apply your skills and expertise directly to missions, and also have a personally rewarding ministry experience. We have “adventures” at various stages in Asia-Pacific.  It is essential that volunteers are committed to the work of LeaDev-Langham. Get in touch with Allan Harkness, International Programmes & Partnerships Manager via the contact us page.

Or make your contribution to mission right here in Aotearoa-New Zealand!  Come volunteer with us 

These three roles could suit any of the following: 
Someone who would like to be in missions ministry, here in New Zealand.
A graduate or student who would like to gain some work experience. 
A skilled immigrant who would like to gain some NZ work experience. 
A parent who wants to return to the working world, and 'get their hand in'. 

In return, we offer you:
• The opportunity to add to your CV.
• A reference at the end.
• Active mentoring to grow your skills (if you would like that).
• Quick training in programmes and skills pertinent to the work.
• A great team to work with, and a fun office environment.

Each role calls for a confident ‘people person’, with clear verbal and written communication skills, computer skills (Microsoft Office suite), and highly organised.  Download a full Position Description and next steps here:

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