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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. 


Chile

December 26th, 2018-January 6th, 2019 Centennial United Methodist Church in Rockford, IL is looking for volunteers to join their team to the small town of Villarrica, Chile. Work will consist of construction, VBS, and working in a clinic. Cost is $2,500 including airfare. For more information, email grandon.fabiola@gmail.com.

Added March 26th, 2018


Tanzania

March 8-March 24, 2019 The Ilula Orphan Program VIM to Illula, Tanzania is looking for volunteers to join their team. Along with addressing a list of needs from the local Managing Director, the team will tour schools, visit foster families, visit the Developing World Market at Iringa, have a meal and an afternoon visit with a Masai tribe, overnight and safari at a local National Park, and more. Estimated cost is $3800. $2500 is needed prior to August for flight reservations, insurance costs, and basic fees. For more information, email John Windell at john.windell@inumc.org or click here for a PDF about the trip. 

Added April 26th, 2018


Chile

November 3-14, 2018 Montevallo First UMC is looking for volunteers to join their team to Angol, Chile. The team's focus will be the restoration of a Methodist Camp in the area that has been designated as a Priority Project of the newly elected bishop of the Methodist Church of Chile. The camp will be used as a Retreat Center for all Religious organizations, and as a summer camp for children. For more information, email Pastor Lawton Higgs Jr. at lhiggs71@att.net.

Added June 13th, 2018


Cuba

December 4-11 and 11-18, 2018 "Methodist United in Prayer" is looking for volunteers to join one of two teams of 12 to go to Matanzas, Cuba to work on a construction project behind the Matanzas Methodist Church sanctuary. Construction knowledge and Spanish are a plus but not necessary. Men and women of all ages with a heart for missions are welcome. The approximate cost is $1,650. If you are interested, please contact Robert Pinera at rpinera@aol.com or at 954-562-6089. 

Added July 2, 2018


El Salvador

November 8-15, 2018. A team from St. Thomas UMC in Manassas, VA is looking for volunteers to join their team to Ahuachapan, El Salvador serving with Salvadoran Mission Projects. The project the team is working on is the construction of a multi-story building to expand the school to include high school. The construction includes sifting sand, mixing mortar, laying cement blocks, etc but all skill levels are acceptable. The approximate cost is $489 plus airfare. If you are interested in joining this team, contact the team leader, Paula Renfro, at paula.renfro@outlook.com

Added September 4, 2018


Guatemala

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 kandilan@sbcglobal.net

Added September 17, 2018


Colombia

November 10-18, 2018. Wilderness Community Church is sending a medical team to Medellin Colombia to offer free medical care to the underserved areas of the city including many homeless individuals. The team plans to have 4 days of clinic split between two communities. The price of the trip, $1300, covers housing, food, and transportation out of Washington, DC, but adjustments can be made for individuals embarking from other locations. For more information about this mission opportunity, contact Becky Van Renan at rvanrenan@gmail.com.

Added September 17, 2018


Guatemala

February 23-March 2, 2019. Woodlake United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to join their team to Panajachel, Guatemala, serving with Porch de Salomon. The team will participate in home building and activities for children and the elderly. There are no special skills required. The suggested minimum age for team members is 15, although exceptions will be considered. However, minors must be accompanied by parents or other responsible adults. Approximate cost for this team is $1650. If you are interested in joining this team or want more information, contact team leaders Doug and Viv Lees at vivlees@aol.com. 

Added October 3, 2018


Nigeria

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 jsjernigan@aol.com or visit the website here.

Added October 10, 2018


Ecuador

March 1-9, 2019. Saraland UMC is looking for additional team members, ages 13 and older, to join their team to Santo Domingo Ecuador. The team will be working alongside the Methodist Church of Ecuador. In the mornings, the team will be doing light repairs on a church in the area, and in the afternoons, the team will conduct a Bible program and feed a large group of street children. The approximate cost of the trip is $1800, all inclusive. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Hoppe at mike@saralandumc.org.  

Added October 19, 2018


Haiti

February 23-March 2, 2019. Woodlake UMC in Midlothian, VA is taking a team to Gressier Haiti with KONBIT and are looking for additional team members. The team will participate in light construction, providing food to the elderly, working with children, and bringing the love of Christ to the community. The approximate cost of the trip is $1600-$2400 depending on airfare, the commitment to join the team is needed by November 8th to get the best airline rate. For more information, contact the team leader, Mark Pennington, at mpennin455@aol.com

Added October 23, 2018


Cuba

March 9-16, 2019. Highlands UMC Jacksonville and Methodist United in Prayer is looking for additional team members to join our team to Las Tunas , Cuba. The team will be working along side the Methodist church in Amancio, Las Tunas at the parsonage. This is a construction team with no specific skills required, but construction skills are a plus. The approximate cost of the trip including visa, airfare from Ft Lauderdale ,food, lodging and transportation is about 1,650.00. For more information contact the team leader, Robert Pinera, at 954.562.6089 or email at rpinera@aol.com deadline to apply is December 5th 2018.

Added November 9, 2018


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