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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. 


October 30-November 6, 2016. A medical mission team partnering with SIFAT is in need of an additional team member who is a physician, ARNP or PA, dentist, or pharmacist. They will be traveling from Miami. For additional information, please contact Joyce Henderson at

Added April 6, 2016


February 11-18, 2017. Rev. Dalma Cribb is leading a mission to Leon, Nicaragua to engage in multiple types of service, including medical, Bible school, veterinary, construction, and water purification. The cost is $2250 and covers airline tickets, accommodations, in-country meals, transportation in Nicaragua, fees, insurance, and ministry costs. For additional information, please contact Rev. Cribb at

Added April 21, 2016


November 11-20, 2016. South Carolina Conference UMVIM Coordinator Derial Ogburn still has a few spots open for the mission journey he is leading to Cuba. His team will be doing construction near Santa Clara. The cost is $2000 and includes airfare from Miami. For additional information, please contact Derial at Please note that the deadline for visa applications is August 11. ​

Added April 21, 2016. Updated August 8, 2016

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

The Philippines

February 19-March 4, 2017. First Methodist Claremore in Oklahoma will be traveling to Anda, Philippines next year to serve the local community through well construction, Bible teaching, and working with youth. The cost is $2500. For more information, please contact Judith Riley at

Added May 30, 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

Added June 21, 2016

Holy Land (Israel and Palestine)

January 30-February 11, 2017. The Virginia Conference Board of Church and Society is organizing a trip to the Holy Land, where they will meet with UMC mission projects, visit holy sites, and learn about the challenges surrounding peace in this part of the world. The team will also participate by painting, gardening, and preparing meals while they are there. The cost is $3500. For additional information, contact Steve Jones at

Added July 26, 2016


Various Weeks throughout 2017. The Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is accepting medical teams for 2017. They are seeking teams made up of a combination of physicians, PAs, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, and other non-medical volunteers. The cost for each week is approximately $1600. For additional information, please contact Peggy Hook at

Added August 8, 2016

El Salvador

March 2-9, 2017. Faith UMC in Fort Myers, FL is sending a medical team to Ahuachapan, El Salvador and is seeking additional physicians, optometrists, PAs, or NPs to join their team. The cost is $1000. For additional information, please contact Dr. Brad Middaugh at

Added September 6, 2016

UMVIM, NCJ Holy Land Tour

February 13-24, 2017. Lorna Jost, Executive Director of UMVIM in the North Central Jurisdiction, will be leading a relational mission journey to Palestine and Israel. The group will visit many of the Holy sights, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, work at UMC Advance Projects, meet UMC personnel, worship with our Christians brothers and sisters, and enjoy the history, culture, people, and hospitality of the Middle East! Please read the informational flyer by downloading it here and prayerfully consider joining this exciting journey!

Added September 21, 2016

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