EDGE TEAMS: Our 2021 trips

By Charlotte, EDGE Co-ordinator

Please note that due to the developing situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Edge teams are being planned tentatively. If you would like to hear the latest news, or about future opportunities, please register your interest below:



Why not dedicate a small part of your year to invest in your relationship with God as you serve alongside a long-term team in the UK, Europe or the Arab world? Take a look below for examples of what your Edge team could look like!

Please get in touch with Charlotte on charlotteb@awm-pioneers.org if you would like more information on any of our teams and to request an application form.

Previously planned Edge teams have included:

MIDDLE EAST – 6 weeks June – July
Serving communities – making Christ known…

The focus of this Edge team will be serving alongside a local Christian NGO to plan, prepare and deliver kid’s/youth holiday camps and clubs. We need people who are enthusiastic, adaptable & flexible!

There will also be the opportunity to see some of the work the NGO does in refugee camps, and the option to get involved in building kingdom friendships with millennials in the creative arts scene.

You’ll gain exposure to Islamic and Arabic culture, pray for, serve, and interact with the people of this country, and to learn what it looks like to live as a light for Christ in this culture.

Cost (approximate): £1,800 (excluding flights and travel insurance)

Apply by: 31st May 2020

Please enquire for more details.

EAST AFRICA – 2 weeks July-August
Serving refugees – making Christ known…

During this Edge trip you’ll get to work alongside a long-term team who serve the refugee community through running a language school. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in lessons, help lead seminars, and engage with students in and out of the school setting.

You’ll gain exposure to Islamic culture; praying for, serving, and building friendships with refugees, whilst learning what it looks like to live as a light for Christ in this context.

Cost (approximate): £750 (excluding flights and travel insurance)

Apply by: 31st May 2020

Please enquire for more details.

NORTHERN IRELAND – 1 week August
Holiday club for refugee families…

Spend a week helping with an all age holiday club for refugee families – Through assisting with English classes, sports, art, crafts, cooking, and much more, there will be plenty of ways to practically serve whilst building friendships with the families taking part.

You’ll receive cross-cultural training, take time to pray for the Arab World, have the opportunity to learn some Arabic, and learn more of what it looks like to bring the light of Christ to refugee communities.

This is a great chance to experience cross-cultural mission closer to home.

We welcome applicants aged 18-80+. This EDGE reaches out to whole families and as such having a range of ages serving on the team is particularly valuable.

Cost: £100 (excluding flights and travel insurance)

Apply by: 15th June 2020

Please enquire for more details.

ARABIAN PENINSULA – 5 weeks June – July
Teaching English – making Christ known…

We’re looking for people to teach English at a summer language school. You don’t need prior teaching experience, but you’ll need to have a teachable character, willing to accept rambunctious students, a fluid work environment, and extreme heat for the glory of God.

There will be one week of orientation & teacher training, followed by four weeks of teaching with your own classroom working under an experienced supervisor.

There will be opportunities to experience the country’s beauty & culture,  make new friends, seek out kingdom conversations, and take part in regular times of fellowship.

Cost (approximate): £1,600 (excluding flights and travel insurance)

Apply by: 30th June 2020 (Preference will be given to those who apply by the end of Feb 2020, but applications will be accepted until June 2020)

Please enquire for more details.

SPANISH or FRENCH PORT OUTREACH – 12 days in June, July, August or September
Share the gospel with North African travellers

Each summer, millions of North Africans travel between Europe and North Africa by ferry.

Join hundreds of volunteers as they distribute Christian literature and help spread the gospel into North Africa. Your involvement could enable people who would otherwise never hear the gospel receive an opportunity to place their trust in Jesus Christ.

Cost (approximate): £900 (excluding flights and travel insurance)

Apply by: May 31st 2020

Please enquire for more details.


If you feel the Lord may be calling you to reach the unreached on one of our EDGE teams this summer, we would love to explore this with you. The costs of EDGE trips vary depending on the duration, destination and accommodation arrangements.

Email our Edge Co-ordinator, Charlotte, on charlotteb@awm-pioneers.org with any questions you have for future trips.


For MORE LOCATIONS around the world arranged by our sister office site, visit Pioneers UK short-term opportunities page .

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