Interested in making a difference overseas, but not quite sure if a long term commitment is right for you? Then contact us about our Short Term Mission Trips. They’re short, life changing and full of impact.

Come and experience various nations from a different perspective than the tourist brochures portray. You will however get some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and take also take hikes to volcanoes, snorkel for fish and join in the local village culture and food. We have included some photos of past teams and some of their memorable moments.

Generally, our trips are taken fairly close to Australia - we work mainly in the Pacific region - Vanuatu and in Papua, Indonesia also.

Sometimes we are looking for volunteers that have specific skills i.e. electrician, plumber, carpenter but NOT always. We are very interested in hearing from anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of many who are far worse off than ourselves. We are looking for men, women and youth aged from 15 years who are ready, willing and able to help. Work trips vary and help is often of a labouring nature, but can include cooking, washing, teaching, painting, gardening and the like!

The average cost of our trips is around $1600 to $2000 depending on the destination and can vary depending on the length of the trip chosen. Most trips are around 14 days in length but can be extended to 30 days if you choose.

Details of what to bring and expect can be found here.


VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT -  Volunteer-Code-of-Conduct.pdf



BuildAid trips for 2023 - commencing 5th Jan

We will be recommencing working/volunteer trips to Vanuatu on 5th January 2023. Trip will be to Port Vila to work at the V2 Life School.  Participants can choose to stay for 10, 14, 21 or 28 days.  Costs will be around $1600 (but is dependent on flight costs and the length of stay.) 


Please complete the form below by copyng the link into your browser and email to us ASAP so we can plan for January.



Thanks - we look forward to working with you and the people of Vanuatu soon.



BuildAid trips for 2020/2021 -  ALL TRIPS cancelled

 Vanuatu North Ambrym & Port Vila  Efate from the 1st week of January till 2nd week March

 Townsville YWAM from the 3rd week of April till July 


If interested, please email (missions@buildaid.org.au) ASAP so that we can plan costs and flights.