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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. 


July 12-22, 2019. Walnut Creek United Methodist Church in Walnut Creek, CA is looking for medical volunteers to join their mission with Living Heritage Foundation in Mazatenango, Guatemala. They specifically need licensed doctors, pharmacists, PAs, RNs, and EMTs. The return date is flexible by 1 or 2 days, and there is opportunity for rest and relaxation after the mission in Antigua. The approximate cost is $1800. For more information about this mission opportunity, contact Kandi Lancaster at

Added September 17, 2018


July 11-21, 2019. The North Conference Partnership will continue their work together in Community Health Evangelism partnering with the Young Adult Evangelism team and the Community Health Workers and Dentechs in the North Conference of the UMC of Nigeria. The outreach in rural villages and Muslim areas is in need of vision care professionals (Ophthalmologists, optometrist, vision techs), and medical screening professionals (doctors, nurses, PAs) to join the dental professionals from the North Georgia and North Alabama Conferences. The North Conference of the UMC of Nigeria is the only UMC Annual Conference in a majority Muslim area. The approximate costs of the trip are airfare ($1200-$2000), one night hotel in Abuja ($75) and Visa ($160). For more information contact Jeff Jernigan at or visit the website here.

Added October 10, 2018

Sri Lanka

July 5-18, 2019. Join Serve to LEAD and partners UCFSL (United Christian Fellowship of Sri Lanka) in service this summer! Team members will participate in construction projects, medical and vision clinics, food programs, education programs and visit STL-UCFSL women's empowerment business programs supported by both UCFSL and Serve to LEAD. The team will be traveling throughout the country, and each team member will be given a full itinerary and will be informed of where he/she will be staying each day. The approximate cost is $3900. For more information, contact Jessica Tripp at

Added January 8, 2019

Costa Rica

June 18-26, 2019. A team from the West Ohio Conference of the UMC is looking for team members to join them on a mission to Costa Rica. The team will wok on projects supporting the Costa Rican Methodist Church, a home building or church building minstry and others. The cost per person is $1600 with deposit of $500, applications with deposit are due before March 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Jack Reif at

Added January 10, 2019


May 12-24, 2019. The Wesley Foundation at the University of South Carolina is looking for dentists, doctors/nurses, and an optometrist to join their mission team to Zimbabwe (near Bulawayo). The team will be providing healthcare and children's work, and the team will be hosted by the AME Church in Africa, 20th District. The approximate cost is $1700. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Tom Wall at

Added January 14, 2019

Zimbabwe, Zambia & Dem. Rep. of Congo

May 28-June 27, 2019. Wesley Foundation at Purdue and Friendly Planet Missiology has created a mission, with Africa University and the North Katanga Annual Conference, for primarily college students (active adults who work well with students are welcome to apply) in order to build relationships with African students and young adults. The purpose of this mission to develop friendship and partnership with our African brothers and sisters through deep listening and working together to deliver bicycles and a variety of other adventures and projects. The team leaders for this journey are Revs. Lana and Glen Robyne and Rev. Joseph Mulongo. The approximate cost is $4400. For more information, please contact Rev. Glen Robyne at 

Added January 15, 2019.


May 10-18 and August 30-September 7, 2019. Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is looking for medical professionals to join their medical mission teams in Limon, Honduras at the Clinica Carolina. The teams for the dates listed above need MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs, EMTs, and pharmacists. There is also a need for a pharmacist for the teams going July 19-27 and August 2-10. The approximate cost is $1900. If you are interested in joining one of these teams or have any questions, please contact Peggy Hook at

Added January 24, 2019

Primetimers: Kentucky and Czech Republic

Primetimers Mission Opportunities to KY and Czech Rep.

Various dates, 2019.  Primetimers offers educational and mission service experiences for adults. Exciting 5-10 day events offer opportunities for educational forums, cross-cultural exposure, faith-filled reflection, and greater exposure to the work of The United Methodist Church and the church universal.  This year's opportunities to Kentucky and the Czech Republic are now accepting registrations.  Find out more at

Added February 11, 2019


October 10-21, 2020. First UMC in Madisonville, KY has openings for volunteers to join their team to Pattaya, Thailand. They will be serving with the Thailand Methodist Mission in relationship building, children's camp, and general support of the ministry. Spiritually mature volunteers with any skill set are welcome. The approximate cost is $2900. For more information visit

Added February 12, 2019


July 13-20, 2019. Vale United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to join their team to serve in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala with Highland Support Project. The team will be building improved cookstoves and creating community with the Methodist Women Circles of AMA. The AMA is a program to provide behavioral health services, education and promote civic participation with women that have experienced high levels of historical trauma. The volunteers desired are leaders experienced in canning, home crafts, and UMW circle programming. The stove building will require volunteers who have the ability to follow instructions. The approximate cost is $985, but this does not include the airfare. For more information, contact Deb Cohen at

Added March 5, 2019


July 13-21, 2019. Pine Forest United Methodist Church is taking a medical team to volunteer at St. Anns Bay Hosptial in St. Anns Bay, Jamaica. The team will participating in eye surgeries, eye exams, and glasses. There is a need for Surgeons, Optometrists, Nurses, Technicians, and preprofessional students. For more information, contact Glen Smalley at

Added March 5, 2019


July 27-August 4, 2019. Fredericksburg UMC is looking for volunteers to join their team to work with Highland Support Project in Chuicutama, Guatemala. The team will be building improved cookstoves and creating community with the Methodist Women Circles of the highlands. An attitude of servanthood and love and the ability to lift 20 pounds are the only two skills needed to join this team. The approximate cost of this mission is $1900. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Trish Vaughan at

Added March 11, 2019


October 22-26, 2019. Friends of Barnabas is looking for 3-9 Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses who would be interested in presenting a nursing education workshop and two clinical days focusing on nursing protocols and standards of care in the NICU in Honduras. No Spanish is required. The approximate cost is $1300. For more information or if you are interested in being part of this team, please contact Patti Wagner at

Added March 13, 2019



January 17-February 2, 2020. The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to join their medical team to serve with the Methodist Church of Cambodia in their Rural Region. They are looking for a medical doctor (especially family practice, infectious disease, pediatrician), nurse practitioner, physicians assistant, registered nurse, medical technician, and pharmacy tech. Non-medical team members are welcome to join and assist with daily clinic registration, pharmacy, and general management. The approximate cost is $3100. If you would like to join this team or for more information, contact Nancy Forrest at

Added March 14, 2019

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