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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. 


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

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


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


March 31-April 8, 2017. A medical mission team partnering with the Carolina Honduras Health Foundation needs additional health care providers for a week-long mission to their Clinic, located in a remote and impoverished area on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras. Cost is approximately $1800 and is all inclusive. For more information, contact Emily Barnes at

Added October 3, 2016


July 27-August 6, 2017. McEachern UMC is sending a team to Gwandum, Nigeria next summer to install solar power infrastructure at the United Methodist Computer Institute. No special skills are needed, though a training session for solar power installation is recommended; the team leader can provide more information on this. The cost is currently estimated to be between $2000-$2500. For more information, contact team leader Jeff Jernigan at

Added October 21, 2016


February 3-18, 2017. Aldersgate UMC in Evansville, IN is sending a team to Kenya to work with their partners at Riakong'a Methodist Church. They will be doing a medical/dental/eyeglass clinic and also helping with a preschool sponsorship program. Additional non-medical volunteers are being requested. The cost is $2000 + the cost of airfare. The cost includes transportation, lodging, most meals, and a safari excursion. For more information, please contact Rev. Lynn Renne at

Added October 21, 2016


April 22-29, 2017. A medical mission team is need for Carolina Honduras Health Foundation to serve in the clinic in Limon, Honduras. This team is in need of a Team Leader to help recruit and plan for this week at the clinic. Also needed are doctors, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, and non-medical volunteers. Cost for this team is approximately $1800 per person. For more information, please contact Peggy Hook at

Added November 29, 2016


June 20-28 and November 4-12, 2017. The Ohio River Valley District of the West Ohio Conference of the UMC will be leading two teams to Fundacion El Samaritano, a project of the Nicaragua Methodist Church. This project is located in Managua, Nicaragua, and there will be light construction projects, working with the school students, and hospital visits to the youth. Both of these teams are open to youth as well as adults. The cost of the trip is approximately $1500. For more information, please contact Jack Reif at

Added January 4, 2017


July 4-14, 2017. The Cole Foundation in Nashville, TN has a team going to the Living Heritage Foundation in Nueva Covadonga, Guatemala. The team will participate in construction projects, VBS, home visits, and possible a bicycle clinic. The approximate cost of the trip is $2000. For more information, please contact Dean Cole at         

Added January 4, 2017

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