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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. 


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 cgarwood62@gmail.com

Added December 4th, 2017


United Methodist Women: Bolivia & Peru

United Methodist Women has sent out an invitation for participants in short term mission journeys to Peru and Bolivia. 

The Ubuntu Journeys program, now in its 13th year, are unique mission service opportunities for United Methodist Women to interact with the world through mission giving partners.  "Ubuntu" is an African word meaning "I am human because you are human." In the spirit of Ubuntu, United Methodist Women members travel on Ubuntu Journeys to other parts of the world to share in the lives of women in other countries.


Honduras

August 11-19, 2018 Friends of Barnabas is looking for volunteers to join a team on a medical mission trip to Honduras. Specific needs include RNs, MDs, and NPs. Approximate cost is $1885 per person. For more information, contact Team Leader Aileen Cassada at emte43@hotmail.com.

Added February 14th, 2018


Cuba

July 12-21 & November 8-17, 2018 There are openings on two teams being led by South Carolina Conference UMVIM Coordinator Derial Ogburn to Cuba. In July, a team is going to Mryari in Holquin Province to work on a building that will accommodate future mission teams. In November, a team is going to Camp Cannon near Santa Clara to work on dormitories at a Methodist camp.  Approximate costs for both individual trips is $1300, not including airfare. Dates are tentative. For more information, contact Derial at dogburn537@aol.com

Added February 27th, 2018


Bolivia

July 13-23, 2018 Fuquay Varina UMC is looking for volunteers to join their team to Montero, Bolivia. The team will be working on construction and VBS while also visiting an orphanage and worshiping at local Methodist churches. Cost is $1650 which includes airfare, lodging, and food. Volunteers of all skill-sets are accepted! For more information, contact Faith Stephenson at mangumst@gmail.com

Added March 5th, 2018


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


Honduras

July 21-28, 2018 Reveille United Methodist Church of Richmond, VA is looking for volunteers to join their medical team to the mountain communities of Honduras. This team is serving with the Friends of Barnabas Foundation. Nurses, MDs, and PAs are specifically requested. Approximate cost is $1885 with possible funding support available. For more information, contact John Salmon at jsalmon@ritehite.com or visit www.fobf.org.

Added April 10th, 2018


Honduras

Sept 1-8, 2018 Friends of Barnabas is looking for one or two Spanish speakers with translation experience to join a team serving in Honduras. The mission has a medical focus. Approximate cost will be $1900. For more information, contact Patti Wagner at patti@fobf.org

Added April 10th, 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


Jamaica

October 7-13, 2018 Alpharetta FUMC is looking for women to join their team to Jamaica. This is a women only trip where team members will serve in a school for the deaf and in an orphanage doing light construction work,holding VBS, helping in classrooms and with babies. No specific skills are necessary. Approximate cost is $1300. For more information, contact Tammy Allison at tallison@afumc.org

Added May 4th, 2018


Kenya

February 1-16, 2019 Aldersgate United Methodist Church is searching for volunteers to join their medical mission trip to Riakong'a Methodist Church in Kenya. The team will be focusing on medical and dental work along with an "EyeCamp" focusing on eye health. Volunteers should be interested in learning how to test eyes, take blood pressures, and give general support to Kenyan medics. Volunteers will also take pictures and videos, and lead a one day Bible school. Approximate cost is $2000, not including airfare. For more information, email Lynn Renn at lynn.renne@aldersgateum.org

Added May 7th, 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

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