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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. 


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


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


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


Honduras

January 19-26, March 30-April 6, and May 18-26, 2019. Friends of Barnabas is looking for volunteers to join their teams to Honduras on a medical mission. For the January team, there are no special skills needed. For the March/April team, there is a need for medical personnel, a Spanish translator, and lay persons. For the May team, there is a need for physicians, nurses, NPs, and PAs. The approximate cost of each mission is $1965. If you are interested in joining on of these teams, contact Patti Wagner, Medical Operations Coordinator, at patti@fobf.org

Added November 28, 2018


Kenya

January 31-February 12, 2019. Kenya Partners is looking for team members to join this team to Nakuru, Kenya. This team will be joining hands with existing clinic staff in hold medical outreach in the community focusing on birth control options, HIV/AIDS testing, cervical cancer screening, diabetic screening, prostate screening, reading glasses screening and health education. There will also be follow up in the community with the homebound and new mothers. Light construction for those interested and teaching/counseling in the K-12 boarding school is also an option. Medical experience is not necessary. In-country expenses $1806, including a 3 day debrief safari. Airfare dependent upon city of departure. Contact Diane Hamrick, dqhamrick@aol.com, as soon as possible if interested. 

Added December 4, 2018


Honduras

Various Dates in 2019. Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is looking for all medical professionals to join one of 18 teams in 2019. There is a specific need for opticians, pharmacists, and dentists. The approximate cost for these teams is $1900. If you are interested in joining a team, please contact Peggy Hook at PeggyHook@CHHF.org

Added December 4, 2019


Sri Lanka

July 5-18, 2019. Join Serve to LEAD and partners UCFSL (United Christian Fellowship of Sri Lanka) in service this summer! Team members will participate in construction projects, medical and vision clinics, food programs, education programs and visit STL-UCFSL women's empowerment business programs supported by both UCFSL and Serve to LEAD. The team will be traveling throughout the country, and each team member will be given a full itinerary and will be informed of where he/she will be staying each day. The approximate cost is $3900. For more information, contact Jessica Tripp at jtripp@goservetolead.org

Added January 8, 2019


Costa Rica

June 18-26, 2019. A team from the West Ohio Conference of the UMC is looking for team members to join them on a mission to Costa Rica. The team will wok on projects supporting the Costa Rican Methodist Church, a home building or church building minstry and others. The cost per person is $1600 with deposit of $500, applications with deposit are due before March 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Jack Reif at jack.reif34@gmail.com

Added January 10, 2019


Zimbabwe

May 12-24, 2019. The Wesley Foundation at the University of South Carolina is looking for dentists, doctors/nurses, and an optometrist to join their mission team to Zimbabwe (near Bulawayo). The team will be providing healthcare and children's work, and the team will be hosted by the AME Church in Africa, 20th District. The approximate cost is $1700. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Tom Wall at WallBrodie@gmail.com.

Added January 14, 2019


Zimbabwe, Zambia & Dem. Rep. of Congo

May 28-June 27, 2019. Wesley Foundation at Purdue and Friendly Planet Missiology has created a mission, with Africa University and the North Katanga Annual Conference, for primarily college students (active adults who work well with students are welcome to apply) in order to build relationships with African students and young adults. The purpose of this mission to develop friendship and partnership with our African brothers and sisters through deep listening and working together to deliver bicycles and a variety of other adventures and projects. The team leaders for this journey are Revs. Lana and Glen Robyne and Rev. Joseph Mulongo. The approximate cost is $4400. For more information, please contact Rev. Glen Robyne at glen@wesleyfoundation.org. 

Added January 15, 2019.


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