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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are hundreds of United Methodist Volunteer in Mission (UMVIM) projects in the United States and around the world. Do take a look at the various types of volunteer opportunities available, and endeavor to carry one out!

U.S. Project List for Teams

U.S. Project List for Teams

God has given us all the ability to put Christian love in action. There are so many opportunities for service in the United States for UMVIM teams. This link goes to a WORD document.
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Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

The United Methodist Church has identified opportunities for individual volunteers, either single or as married couples. They should possess a growing Christian faith and understanding of mission, be active in a local church, and be flexible. Living in a different culture presents challenges that require maturity and strong interpersonal and cross-culture skills.
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Health Care Volunteer Opportunities

Health Care Volunteer Opportunities

In health care mission volunteering, health care professionals and other interested individuals nurture and witness their Christian faith as they use their skills to help those who are suffering and in need of healing. Reaching out with compassion to others can be the most rewarding experience of your life!
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Mission Opportunities for Families

Mission Opportunities for Families

There are mission projects that will host families who wish to serve together. Projects are not necessarily United Methodist, but must be safe, ethical, and approved by the responsible UMVIM coordinator for the region.
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Children and VIM

Children and VIM

How are we going to teach children, who live amidst so much affluence, about their responsibility for their fellow human beings? One answer is to include children and teens in Volunteers In Mission (VIM) trips.
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UMW Opportunities

UMW Opportunities

The Women's Division and United Methodist Women through partnership with Mission Volunteers and UMVIM offer Ubuntu Journeys to a number of countries. You will learn about the culture of the area, pray, sing, teach, work, listen, tell stories, engage as Christian sisters, and have a mission experience at schools, clinics, women's training centers, hospitals, nurseries.
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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

The first contact point for volunteers after a disaster is the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Volunteer Hotline, 1-800-918-3100. Your name will be registered to receive information on volunteering at a site. You will be contacted as the area is able to receive volunteers.
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UMCOR Sager Brown Opportunities

UMCOR Sager Brown Opportunities

United Methodists come to UMCOR Sager Brown to pack emergency kits, serve in the gift shop, assist in the kitchen and inventory supplies every year. They also serve some of the residents of Baldwin, La., the nearby town, who need home repairs or other assistance. Volunteers have fun and experience "hands-on" mission opportunities.
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UMCOR Volunteer Opportunities

UMCOR Volunteer Opportunities

UMCOR NGO provides transitional development and relief assistance internationally by working collaboratively with local communities to assist them in building peace, restoring social stability, revitalizing community structures, and empowering their members to retake control of their lives
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Young Adult Opportunities

Young Adult Opportunities

Through mission opportunities, young leaders and young people's organizations are supported as they transform individuals, communities and systems that deny health, wholeness, spiritual well-being and the fullness of life in Christ.
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Older Adult Opportunities

Older Adult Opportunities

Opportunities for Older Adults available through The United Methodist Church include: Primetimers events; Individual Volunteer, NOMADS, UMVIM team opportunities; and opportunities through the General Board of Discipleship's Center on Aging & Older Adult Ministries.
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Ways to Get Involved

Ways to Get Involved

The Mission Volunteers Program Area, offers channels to numerous opportunities for United Methodists to pursue their interest in volunteering. These programs cover a broad range of possibilities for different ages and skills.
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Why Volunteer?

Why Volunteer?

As a tentmaker who financed his own missionary journeys, St. Paul was one of the earliest volunteers in mission. In more recent times, the concept of giving personal time in volunteer Christian service has developed into a major mission effort. For many, it has been a life-changing experience.
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