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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


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

Added April 7, 2017


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

Added June 1, 2017


February 23-March 11, 2018. The Ilula Orphan Program VIM to Ilula, Tanzania is looking for volunteers. Regardless of skill level, everyone will have an opportunity to work on the mission field. IOP has opportunities for health related missions, ie nurses, medical doctors, dentists, optometrists, HIV counselors and more. Nurses will be invited to assist the hospital Nursing Staff and teach basic health care classes. Doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals will coordinate medical practice with the Ilula Lutheran Hospital medical staff. Teachers will be invited to assist in classrooms. Pastors will be invited to teach during the Pastors Retreat and Seminar. There will be opportunities to volunteer with construction, computers, assist in the storage building, help sort contributed items, repair treadle style sewing machines, repair bicycles, or assist with tractor and farm equipment maintenance and repairs. The team will tour schools, visit foster families, visit the market at Iringa, have a meal and visit for an afternoon with a Masai Tribe, overnight at a National Park, and more.

An extra week or week(s) option is available for those who would like to volunteer on the mission field for a longer period of time or just to experience more of beautiful Tanzania.

The estimated cost which does not include passport and immunizations is $3000. We will negotiate costs for the extra week(s). Interested persons should contact John Windell

Added June 26, 2017


February 21-March 16, 2018. Hearts for Haiti is looking for volunteers to work 1, 2, or 3 weeks with the Eglise Methodiste de Haiti in Jeremie Haiti. Volunteers will be working with mobile medical clinics and construction projects. The approximate cost is $1,800 including airfare for one week and $450 for each additional week. For more information, please contact David Draeger at

Added July 10, 2017


January 15-22 or February 12-19, 2018. First United Methodist Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL is taking 2 teams to work with the Methodist Church in Havana, Cuba. The teams will be working on housing for the Seminary and visiting churches around Havana. There are no specific skills require, but construction is a plus. The approximate cost is $1,600. For more information, contact Robert Pinera at

Added August 8, 2017


End of Summer 2018. McEachern Memorial UMC is looking for volunteers to join a team that is doing outreach in rural villages in the North Conference of the Nigerian United Methodist Church. Specifically, they are looking for workers with skills in vision care and basic medical screening to address specific needs in the area. While in the area, the team is also planning to complete a small scale water factory to provide clean drinking water for the community. Skill sets in water purification, marketing, and/or business planning would be most welcome. The trip will last for about 10 days, including two weekends. For more information, contact Jeff Jernigan at

Added August 18, 2017


January 12-19, 2018. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission of South Carolina are looking for volunteers to join their team to Haiti. The team will be working with Espoir Haitien (Empowering Haitians) in Cap Haitien. Types of service include community building, dental, construction, and bible school. For more information, contact Rev. Michael Goldston at

Added October 17, 2017 


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


April 19th-May 1st, 2018. Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN) is looking for volunteers to serve on a medical mission to a remote rainforest of eastern Honduras in the UNESCO Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve.  The trip will have an emphasis on addressing water quality improvement, malaria and other parasites,  and both acute and chronic disease.  Cost is$1350 plus airfare. Volunteers needed include MDs, PA/NPs, Nurses, DDS, RPh, and others with medical expertise.  For details contact Bruce McFadden at

Added November 13, 2017


February 24th-March 4th, 2018 Wilderness Community United Methodist Church in Spotsylvania County, Virginia is looking for volunteers for their medical mission team to Medellin, Colombia. The team will offer free medical care to a community 2 hours outside of Medellin with people who do not have easy access to health care. Approximate costs is $1200 including all expenses and the flight out of Washington DC. Specific types of volunteers needed are Physicians, PA's, Nurse Practicioners, Dentists, Optometrists, and Nurses. For more information, emal Becky Van Renan at

Added December 1st, 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

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