• Click here to meet our Summer intern, Allen Doyle.

  • The 2017 SEJ Disaster Academy will be hosted by the Western North Carolina Conference in Ashboro, NC. Click on the banner for more information.

  • UMVIM, SEJ works in partnership with missionaries and organizations around the globe. Click here to take a look at our International, Domestic, Southeastern Jurisdiction, and Young Adult Mission Opportunity Lists.

  • Click on this banner to learn more about the various ways you can support UMVIM SEJ with your prayer, time and resources.

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Welcome to our site

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.

Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

Team Openings

  • February 23-March 11, 2018. The Ilula Orphan Program VIM to Ilula, Tanzania is looking for volunteers. Regardless of skill level, everyone will have an opportunity to work on the mission field. IOP has opportunities for health related missions, ie nurses, medical doctors, dentists, optometrists, HIV counselors and more. Nurses will be invited to assist the hospital Nursing Staff and teach basic health care classes. Doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals will coordinate medical practice with the Ilula Lutheran Hospital medical staff. Teachers will be invited to assist in classrooms. Pastors will be invited to teach during the Pastors Retreat and Seminar. There will be opportunities to volunteer with construction, computers, assist in the storage building, help sort contributed items, repair treadle style sewing machines, repair bicycles, or assist with tractor and farm equipment maintenance and repairs. The team will tour schools, visit foster families, visit the market at Iringa, have a meal and visit for an afternoon with a Masai Tribe, overnight at a National Park, and more.

    An extra week or week(s) option is available for those who would like to volunteer on the mission field for a longer period of time or just to experience more of beautiful Tanzania.

    The estimated cost which does not include passport and immunizations is $3000. We will negotiate costs for the extra week(s). Interested persons should contact John Windell john.windell@inumc.org.

    Added June 26, 2017

  • July 14-21, 2017. Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church is looking for one or more team members to join them in serving the Red Cross Center in Bolivia. This team will be building operating and recovery rooms, visiting local orphanages, going on home visits, and visiting local Methodist churches. The approximate cost is $1450. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Faith Stephenson at mangumst@gmail.com.

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  • Please be in prayer for those who have been affected by the storms that came through the southeast the weekend of January 21, 2017.