• 01298 24761
  • mail@gnfc.org.uk

Volunteers: Time for Jesus

Volunteers: Short Term Mission programme at GNFC

TFJ volunteer scheme

TFJ stands for Time For Jesus – GNFC’s Short Term Mission programme for UK and overseas volunteers, which gives Christian men and women over the age of 21, first hand “missionary” experience. If you would like to make a real and lasting difference to vulnerable people who GNFC serve, then this could be the opportunity for you! You will become part of the GNFC family, living and working alongside staff and residents God will use you to speak into their lives.

As a TFJ you will join the Good News Family Care team on a full time, live-in basis. You will work closely with parents and children who are experiencing major difficulties in their lives. Posts run from 3 months to 1 year and are open to young men and women of all nationalities. The “qualifications” required are:

  • a strong Christian faith
  • age 21 or over
  • a desire to share God’s love with parents and children
  • willingness to ‘have a go’ at anything!

Each volunteer is different – bringing his or her own gifts and talents to the ministry. For this reason a TFJ’s role within the team is, to a large extent, unique. Day to day jobs, however may include: supporting single women, parents and their children (individually and in groups), administration, shopping, cooking, DIY, befriending, teaching and farm work etc.

No matter where your talents lie you can be sure that they will be used for God’s Glory, and who knows, you may even discover some new ones along the way! Whether you’re handy with a paintbrush or a whizz with computers, your most important duty will be to show the love of Jesus to the needy families who come to stay with us.

Who can be a TFJ?
If you have a strong Christian faith, are aged over 21 and you have a desire to share the love of Jesus with others, you can be a TFJ. Good health is an asset (there’s a good deal of energy-demanding work involved) and you must be able to work as part of a team.

Volunteers from Overseas
We have worked with volunteers from many different countries – including Brazil, USA, South Korea, Germany, Kenya, Nepal, Czechoslovakia and South Africa. If you do not live in the UK, please contact us directly for an application to apply to be a TFJvolunteer.

Working Conditions
As a TFJ you will have your own furnished room and communal areas for other live-in staff. You will receive £25 per week ‘pocket money’, a food allowance and, from time-to-time, there may be opportunities to earn a little more. Expenses for travelling home (UK only) are provided 3 times a year.

Working together, as part of the Body of Christ – confronting at ‘first hand’ the harsh reality of this broken world – will mean learning to lean on God. Such a God-dependant environment won’t allow your Christianity to be superficial. As a member of the team you will learn the importance of mutual support, fellowship, sharing, encouraging and how vital it is to trust God in all situations. You will also experience the joy of seeing God meet peoples’ deepest needs as they discover freedom in Jesus Christ.


Binod, TFJ volunteer from Nepal


Pulane, TFJ volunteer from South Africa

Sharon Washington – former TFJ

How do I apply?

UK residents can email mail@gnfc.org.uk, we will send you an application form and then contact you to arrange an interview (UK travel expenses reimbursed).

Non-UK residents should apply via Time For God

Email: mail@gnfc.org.uk
Tel: 01298 24761

Post: TFJ Applications, Charis House, Hardwick Square East, Buxton SK17 6PT, UK