IDEAS recruits and places professionals for volunteer and subsidized positions in Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. These individuals are Christians, passionate about leveraging their skills to restore hope in these regions.

Short-term Opportunities — These programs match current opportunities in established IDEAS projects. They can be customized to individual timelines and needs. In addition, these programs have pre-determined budgets that include food, housing, travel, training, and orientation. Short-term programs are perfect for professionals who are looking for a shorter commitment as well as for those who want to test the waters to see if particular location or project is right for a longer-term commitment. Join a Short-term Program today and get ready to go!


Long-term Opportunities —  The foundation of IDEAS work is done by professionals who invest in long-term cross-cultural work. Many of our short-term programs can become long-term customized programs. These opportunities are not always listed on our website but are available to a variety of professions in a number of countries where we work. These programs typically require additional preparation and fundraising, and may require language proficiency or learning. IDEAS can place you in one of our existing projects or help you start a new one.

Currently, IDEAS has customized programs in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China, Bangladesh and Thailand. Long-term professional opportunities with IDEAS are only available to U.S. citizens or those authorized to work for a U.S. company. For questions or to explore a customized opportunity, please email info@ideasworld.org.

Please view all of our opportunities listed by profession or country