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:
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.
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.