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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

Added May 12, 2016


May 27-June 4th, 2018. Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN) is looking for looking for volunteers to teach practicums in Ecofeminism, Clean Water, Emergency Medicine, Lifeguarding, Microbanking, Networking/Reporting for Activism, and Resource Mapping. Additionally, English/Spanish translators and individuals with video editing experience are requested. For more information on this team and how to join, please click here

Added October 26, 2017

Holy Land

September 10-22, 2018 Grace Tours is looking for volunteers to join a VIM team to the Holy Land. Volunteers will combine work on Methodist sponsored service projects with visits to holy sites, educational opportunities, and meetings with Indigenous Christian communities in the area. Approximate cost is $3400 including airfare. For more information, contact team leader Carol Garwood at

Added December 4th, 2017

United Methodist Women: Bolivia & Peru

United Methodist Women has sent out an invitation for participants in short term mission journeys to Peru and Bolivia. 

The Ubuntu Journeys program, now in its 13th year, are unique mission service opportunities for United Methodist Women to interact with the world through mission giving partners.  "Ubuntu" is an African word meaning "I am human because you are human." In the spirit of Ubuntu, United Methodist Women members travel on Ubuntu Journeys to other parts of the world to share in the lives of women in other countries.


August 4-12, 2018 Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill, NC has put out a specific request for a physician to join their mission journey to Guatemala. The team will be working with Boca Costa Medical Mission. Approximate cost will be $1,400. For more information, email Eleanor Armstrong at

Added January 22, 2018


August 11-19, 2018 Friends of Barnabas is looking for volunteers to join a team on a medical mission trip to Honduras. Specific needs include RNs, MDs, and NPs. Approximate cost is $1885 per person. For more information, contact Team Leader Aileen Cassada at

Added February 14th, 2018


June 30 - July 7, 2018 Friends of Barnabas has specific needs for their mission journey to Honduras. The team is looking for 3 licensed pediatric speech/language therapists and two Spanish translators. Work will take place at a speech therapy camp where volunteers will be working with 10 patients and their families. Approximate cost for this trip is $1010. For more information, contact team leader Patti Wagner at

Added February 15th, 2018

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