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 $1800to $2500 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 Vanuatu-Team-information-webpage-version-2023.pdf .
VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT - Volunteer-Code-of-Conduct.pdf
Upcoming BuildAid trips for 2023/2024
December 27th - Jan 2024 (2 x 2 week trips) Vanuatu - more information shortly.
November 1 - 30 2023 (2 x 2 week trips) Vanuatu
TEAM 1 (1st to 16th Nov)
The first team will spend this one day in Port Vila before heading out to Ambrym to work on repairing Ranon School girl's dormitory.
TEAM 2 (16th to 30th Nov)
Team two will meet up with the first team back in Port Vila. They will be working on various projects in and around Efate Island.
Cost is $2250.00 (from Melbourne) - flights, transfers and accommodation included. Own insurance necessary.
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July 31 - 2 x
2 week trips:
Team 1 July 31st to Aug 11th
Based in Port Vila - this team trip involves unpacking our shipping container and some small construction jobs in the capital. Accommodation and most meals will be included. Travel insurance is at the volunteer's own cost. Estimated cost of the trip is $1950. Prices are based on a Melbourne departure and can be subject to change and airfare availability. Please click on the link below to express your interest. Passports must have at least 6 months left before expiry.
Team 2 Aug 10th to 25th
This team will head out to the island of Ambrym and be involved in projects in the northern part of the island where we have been based previously. Teams will stay in accommodation in local villages. Meals may be provided by local families. Boat travel from the air strip to the local area is involved.
Travel insurance is at the volunteer's own cost. Estimated cost of the trip is $2150. Prices are based on a Melbourne departure and can be subject to change and airfare availability. Please click on the link below to express your interest. Passports must have at least 6 months left before expiry.
PAST trips 2023
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 (email@example.com) ASAP so that we can plan costs and flights.