Puerto Rico Response

Both Early Response Teams (ERT) and Long Term Recovery teams (UMVIM teams) are being accepted to serve in Puerto Rico. In 2017, Hurricanes Maria and Irma caused substantial damage in the region and UMVIM is joining with UMCOR to help.  ERTs should be in contact with their Conference Disaster Response Coordinator first.

Interested teams are encouraged to visit this link to express their interest in serving:

Intent to Serve in Puerto Rico

Additionally, UMCOR will be updating the following webpage with information as it becomes available: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/puerto-rico-volunteers

All registrations will be received by the Puerto Rico Volunteer Coordinator, based out of the North Central Jurisdiction UMVIM office, who will handle follow-up, screening and scheduling of teams in conjunction with his counterpart from the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

Once a team receives an invitation and confirmation to serve, teams will be encouraged to return to umvim.org to register for mission team insurance prior to departure.  

Volunteers must be 18+ and in good physical condition due to environmental and infrastructure concerns on the island.  Click the link below for a list of guidelines for volunteers. 

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