The Nyadire Connection maintains many ongoing programs:
Program leader: Molly Michael
Each year, teams travel to The Nyadire United Methodist Mission to serve God and help others. We are looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills such as reading with a child, participating in a pastor’s workshop, assisting with maintenance, Bible School, or helping at the hospital. There are endless opportunities to fit with the skills of the team members and projects are adjusted to the current needs of the mission.
If you are interested, please contact Molly Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can also print an application and email it to her.
Volunteer in mission trips: Join us for a life-changing experience
Nothing provides more understanding and passion for the people and the situation in Zimbabwe than being there. Not only will you contribute and help, you can also expect an enriching and life-changing personal experience.
Read this first-hand account from the summer 2014 trip.
Nyadire Mission is a rural mission that has a hospital, school, orphanage, nursing school, teachers college, church, and farm. It is located in the NE part of Zimbabwe. We have been taking large group teams since 2006 but have been visiting Nyadire since 2002. Nyadire is a safe, secure community that loves our visitation.
We tailor what we do on our trips depending on the skills of the participants. However, we generally build relationships with the Home of Hope children, volunteer at the hospital, update program sponsorships, network with pastors in the area, assist with teachers, and if possible host a Bible School. We are normally able to find appropriate activities for people with special skills (construction, medicine, education, theology, etc.).
We have had team members and groups develop a recycling program, teach classes and lecture, implement computer coding clubs, visit rural schools, repair the water system, install solar lights, conduct eye clinics, connect with orphans, host social functions, preach at church, and many other activities. We purposefully work only on projects that Nyadire identifies as important. We are very focused on developing and maintaining relationships and volunteers are encouraged to visit neighbors, make friends, and immerse themselves in the community.
To serve God, to help others, to learn from Zimbabweans, and to develop spiritually.
Volunteers stay in clean brick houses with beds, bathrooms, occasional running water, spotty electricity, and new friends! Teams eat together in a main dining room and the food is prepared by nurses from the hospital who care for us during our stay. We have daily devotions as a group. During the day, however, larger teams will split into smaller groups doing different projects.
We require a series of team training sessions in person or via Zoom. Immunizations are required and typically offered by county health clinics. Team members are also required to take anti-malarial medication.
Expect airfare costs to range from $1,700-$2,400 depending on the season. Land costs are $650 per person and include lodging, transportation, visas, food, and other fees. An optional excursion to a safari park is extra as well as travel health insurance.
TNC typically organizes three or four team trips each year. Contact email@example.com for an application. If you do not have a passport, please apply for one right away. Visas will be purchased in Zimbabwe upon arrival at the airport.