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Team Openings & Mission Opportunities

Below is the most up-to-date information our office has regarding current team openings and various mission opportunites, however we cannot guarantee that all opportunities are still available. Please contact the team leader for the latest information. 

To create your own team for a mission opportunity, please visit our Send a Team page. 


Honduras (Non-Travel Team)

The Project Backpack Team will partner with AHMEN, The North Alabama Conference, and other Honduran organizations to adopt and provide rural churches in Honduras with curriculum backpacks. Each backpack will contain everything needed for church teachers to educate and equip children for one year. The ultimate goal is to have a full 4-6 year cycle, which will decrease churches’ dependence on others and allow them to have the tools to build God’s Kingdom. This mission will be different than a typical UMVIM Mission Journey, as it is a logistical mission team and does not include travel. For additional information, please contact Leisha Boulware at lbboulware@bellsouth.net.

Added May 12, 2016


Virginia Disaster Response

Ongoing. The Virginia Conference invites teams from around the Southeastern Jurisdiction to come and help with long-term recovery in areas affected by the February 24 tornado outbreak. There are open weeks this summer and throughout the fall. For additional information or to schedule your team, contact Forrest White, Long-Term Recovery Manager and UMVIM Coordinator for the Virginia Conference, at VirginiaUMVIM@gmail.com.

Added June 21, 2016


Guatemala

July 4-14, 2017. The Cole Foundation in Nashville, TN has a team going to the Living Heritage Foundation in Nueva Covadonga, Guatemala. The team will participate in construction projects, VBS, home visits, and possible a bicycle clinic. The approximate cost of the trip is $2000. For more information, please contact Dean Cole at colefamilyfoundation@gmail.com.         

Added January 4, 2017


Honduras

August 9-August 15, 2017. A team serving the Casa Cielo Orphange in La Ceiba Honduras, a ministry of AHMEN, is looking for members to join this team that will be participating in construction and VBS projects at the orphanage. They are looking for volunteers who are willing and able to build. The approximate cost of the trip is $1400. For more information, please contact Montana Holyfield at montana.holyfield@gmail.com.

Added March 13, 2017


Ecuador

October 29-November 5, 2017. Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT) is looking for volunteers to join a team to Quito, Ecuador. The types of service for this team will include medical, dental, pharmacy, and VBS. Specific types of volunteers needed are physicians, physician assistants or advanced registered nurse practitioners. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Joyce Henderson at jehwriter@cfl.rr.com.  

Added March 28, 2017


Honduras

December 27, 2017-January 5, 2018. Join Colby United Methodist Church as they continue their rural Honduras water project. The team will be building water systems in communities, and there will also be opportunities to interact with the people in the village including children’s programs. The approximate cost is $1,600. If you are interested in joining this team or in receiving more information, please contact Boyd Funk at bfunk3510@gmail.com.

Added April 7, 2017


Ecuador

September 9-17, 2017. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church is sending a team to Quito, Ecuador with SIFAT. The team will be working on construction projects and conducting Vacation Bible School. Approximate cost is $2300. For more information, please contact cctaylor@umcsc.org.

Added April 19, 2017


Honduras

July 22-29, 2017. Friends of Barnabas is looking for physical and occupational therapists, nurses, Early Childhood specialists or interventionists, and preschool teachers to join their Early Childhood Development and Intervention team that will serve in Honduras. The team will work in 5 remote mountain communities, teaching and working with children and their parents focusing on growth and development. Approximate cost is $1900. For more information, please contact Patti Wagner, Friends of Barnabas staff, at patti@fobf.org or Brian Mateer, team leader from Providence UMC in Charlotte, NC, at bmateer@providenceumc.org

Added April 19, 2017


Cuba

September 8-17, 2017. A group from churches in the North Georgia Conference are looking for volunteers to join their team to work with the Methodist Church in Cuba. The team will be doing minor building projects, repairs and cleaning projects as well. The approximate cost will be $1750, including airfare. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Melody Davis at melodylorraine@yahoo.com

Added May 23, 2017


Brazil

July 21-31, 2017. Dunwoody UMC in the Atlanta Area is looking for adult (18 years or older and graduated from high school) volunteers with big hearts and the desire to help others in Teresopolis, Brazil (about 2 hours north of Rio de Janeiro) with the Rio de Janeiro Methodist Conference. The focus of the mission is light construction and Bible school programs for children.  The cost is $1,500 which includes airfare, in-country transportation, lodging and meals.  For more information, contact Dick Murphy at ram.inc@comcast.net.

Added May 23, 2017


Honduras

September 15-23, 2017. The Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is seeking volunteers to join their medical mission team that will serve in the remote and impoverished area of Limon, Honduras. Specific types of volunteers needed are RNs and EMTs. The approximate cost is $1700. For more information, please contact Sunny Padilla at brutus262131@gmail.com.

Added May 30, 2017


Nicaragua

February 10-17, 2018. Missonary Friends and Epworth United Methodist Church are seeking volunteers to join their team to El Ayudante in Leon, Nicaragua. The team will be participating in medical, veterinary, construction, VBS, and water purification projects, and volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. The approximate cost is $1750. For more information, contact Rev. Dalma Cribb at missionaryfriends@gmail.com

Added June 1, 2017


Bolivia

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

Added June 8, 2017


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