Purposeful Africa Volunteer Experts and [Real] Servants (PAVERS)

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 2 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV)

PAVERS is an essential component of Purposeful Africa. There is so much that needs to be done prior to the ship leaving port! As a volunteer, you are paving the way for the success of this remarkable endeavor.

In every aspect of Purposeful Africa, we desire to accomplish the following:

To glorify God in who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
To engage in effective, fervent prayer.
To operate in a Biblical manner in order to be above reproach.

Our volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things! Join us in serving God by lending us your expertise and willingness to make Purposeful Africa a trip that will bring glory to God and deliver the eternal hope that Jesus Christ offers to some of the most impoverished people in Africa.

Currently, we have three distinct volunteer opportunities available:

Pre-trip volunteers and internships

We need your assistance. Regardless of your stage in life, we can certainly benefit from your talents and skills right now. To find out more about the many interesting ways you can become involved now, please review our current service opportunities listing and prayerfully consider how you can be involved in furthering God’s plan for Purposeful Africa. You may also want to fill out the sign-up form so we can match your skills and interests with any future needs that may arise.

Ship-board internships

Are you attending college with a focus on broadcasting, medicine, communications, evangelism, missions, international development, or another related field? If so, prayerfully consider serving on board the Purposeful Africa ship on a segment of its voyage. You would be required to pay full fare (we would be happy to discuss fund raising ideas and other financial alternatives with you), but this could qualify for your internship requirement. Many schools require overseas missions service—and this would be an amazing opportunity to fulfill that requirement.

Prayer Team

We are confident that everyone who is associated with Purposeful Africa is praying for the planning and success of this voyage. We also desire to have dedicated prayer warriors who will commit to prayerfully paving the way for our team each day.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

Service Opportunities

We need Pre-trip volunteers and interns as well as Ship-board interns who are fluent in French. Many of the countries we will be serving in speak French. Please contact us if you feel God may be calling you to use your French speaking skills to assist us.