Volunteer Pastoral Carers – Various Locations

We are MAF, a Christian organisation that utilises aviation and technology to provide assistance and hope to underdeveloped communities around the world. Founded in 1945, MAF currently serves in 31 countries. MAF’s history reflects a strong commitment to serving some of the most remote and hard-to-reach communities in the world. MAF’s 116 aircraft, provide vital transportation services to medical personnel, development workers, and aid organizations across the globe. The organisation also delivers Bibles, church materials, and other resources to communities with limited access to Christian teaching and worship services.

MAF is seeking compassionate and skilled Pastoral Carers to join our team. As a Pastoral Carer, you will provide emotional and spiritual support to MAF staff and their families, as well as the communities we serve. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the wellbeing and spiritual development of our team, as we work toward our mission of transforming lives through aviation.

Our annual Pastoral Care visits are cherished aby our staff and their families, and serve as a significant encouragement to them as they serve with MAF. By collaborating with the People Care Manager, we work to ensure that the pastoral care provided is tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of the our staff, their families and communities in which we serve. Through these visits, we have the opportunity to build meaningful connections, offer support and guidance, and contribute to the well-being of all involved. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a supportive environment that fosters faith, growth, understanding and resilience.


Pastoral carers differ from counselors or psychologists in that they are not there to solve staff concerns but rather offer a listening ear. During pastoral care visits, the objective is to assure staff that they are not forgotten, provide them with a platform to freely express themselves, to voice concerns and to make requests. Any identified concerns or requests are, with the staff member’s consent, relayed by the pastoral carers to MAF for necessary actions.

We seek individuals and couples willing to offer this support in our various Programs as needed. Essential requirements include cross-cultural experience, proficient English skills, and excellent listening abilities. Additionally, familiarity with MAF and previous mission field exposure are advantageous. Ideally, the selected pastoral carers will commit to one MAF program, making annual return visits for two to three weeks over a minimum of three years. This continuity aims to establish trust with the staff and ensure that the responsibilities are manageable.

Key Responsibilities:
– Provide emotional and spiritual support to MAF staff and their families, through listening well, prayer, and pastoral guidance.
– Develop and implement strategies for promoting spiritual growth and emotional wellness among MAF staff.
– Facilitate team-building activities and events that foster a strong sense of community and camaraderie among MAF staff.
– Collaborate with MAF leadership and other departments to develop and execute programs and initiatives that promote the spiritual health of our organization.
– Build relationships with the local communities we serve, and provide pastoral care and support as needed.
– Serve as a representative of MAF’s values and mission, both within our organisation and in the communities we operate in.

As members of our team, you will have the opportunity to work for a mission-driven organisation dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus and making a difference in remote and isolated communities around the world.

Why volunteer with MAF:
– Join a dedicated team of individuals who are passionate about using aviation to impact lives for eternity.
– Work in a multicultural and diverse environment.
– Opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

If you have a heart for serving others and a desire to make a difference in the world, then we want to hear from you. Apply today to become Pastoral Carers with MAF to support our staff to bring hope and healing to the most isolated and remote communities around the world.

Position Location (s):
  • Arnhem Land
  • P.N.G.
  • South Sudan
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