1.UMVIM is an approved United Methodist ministry.

2. The mission projects are vetted and screened.

3. Volunteer teams can continue their relationship with the project site they served at via The Advance and missionaries.

4. All are welcome to serve.

5. Training, forms, insurance, etc. available

6. It's simple. Contact umvimwj@hotmail.com to get started!

Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Volunteer Opportunities

Joplin, MO: Are you interested in serving in the rebuild efforts in Joplin?  They are in need of volunteers through Rebuild Joplin.  If you want to schedule a team contact Maria at Maria.Olson@rebuildjoplin.org.  For more information please visit rebuildjoplin.org. and also connect with your UMVIM Conference Coordinator to let them know that you are serving in Joplin.
Guatemala: Additional volunteers are needed for a mission trip to the Western Highlands of Guatemala January 12-19, 2013. The service project will focus on community repairs needed as a result of recent earthquakes suffered by the highland Maya communities, as well as community and preventative health activities. No previous building or health experience necessary, and volunteers need not speak Spanish- translation is provided. The all-inclusive trip cost is $985 plus the cost of airfare. The team leader is Ben Blevins, and Volunteer leader for this team is Marilyn Blagg of the Staunton District. Please contact Marilyn for more details at marilynblagg@hotmail.com.

Kenya, July 2-19, 2013: Seeking team members to play an active part in His Great Commission in Kenya! Kenya Partners, a faith based non-profit arising out of a UM church mission initiative, has openings on the July 2-19, 2013 team to Nakuru Kenya. Combined team of those interested in medical, construction, education, soccer and VBS at boarding school for 700+ students and women's economic empowerment. All work coordinated with UMC leadership in Kenya. Extended stay/internships/alternate dates available. Contact diane@kenya-partners.org 336-210-3765
Haiti:  Hollywood UMC (CA) will be taking their 4th mission trip to the impoverished country of Haiti from January 18-26, 2013. They have openings on the team for experienced mission volunteers. If interested in joining the mission team or to make a donation towards their trip, please email the team leader, Michael Kelley.  His email address is: DisasterResponse@HollywoodUMC.org. The all inclusive cost per mission volunteer is $2,000.