News & Events

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

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


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


June 21-July 1, 2017. Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network (AHMEN) is looking for members to join the Rio de Agua Viva Team. Members of the team will join in teaching public health seminars along the Caribbean coasts and lagoons of Honduras as a part of AHMEN's long-term community empowerment program. AHMEN is looking for volunteers with experience and interest in a variety of subjects including: teachers, health professionals, midwifery, sustainable agriculture, business professionals, website construction and social media prowess, and much more. The cost of the trip is $1700 and includes all travel, transportation, lodging, meals, and excursions. For more information, please visit or contact Michael Franklin at

Added January 20, 2017


June 28-July 12, 2017. Join Kenya Partners, as they seek to make an impact in Kenya-one life at a time. Their intergenerational teams have the opportunity to form relationships and to be a part of God's work in all of their programs- a 600-bed K-12 mission school, a 24/7 primary care clinic, and 3 preschools. Those with medical, dental, teaching, counseling, construction, music, crafts, computer skills, or anyone with a heart to serve are needed. $1850 max in-country costs, including a 3 day debriefing safari. Airfare will depend on departure airport. For more information, please contact Diane Hamrick,

Added January 31, 2017


June 2-11 2017. Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta, GA has openings for their upcoming trip to Georgia. Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with children of all ages. Projects include games, arts & crafts for the younger ones, team building exercises, and mentoring for the older children. While there are no heavy construction projects, volunteers may have the option to paint, assist in field day, or just sit back with a group of children who are longing to learn more about your experiences in life. One very special day will be spent at a school interacting with children who have learning disabilities. The June 2-11 trip will have accommodations at a hotel.

Approximate cost without airfare is $1200. Families with children 15+ and adults of all ages are welcome! For more information, contact Gary Schneeberg at

Added February 9, 2017

Dominican Republic

June 28-July 6 2017. Heart of the Cross Ministries is taking a team to the northern part of the Dominican Republic to work with GBI Crossroads, an established ministry serving Haitian and Dominican communities. Team members will participate in building and repairing homes to provide a safe and dry environment, and they will also be able to provide support in the mobile medical and vision care programs. Participants will also be able to join and assist the Heart of the Cross interns in their summer camp and also participate in village nutrition programs, cultural education, and community art ministry. All ages are invited to participate, but youth under the age of 16 must travel with a parent or legal guardian. The cost of this trip is $1750, including airfare. For more information, please contact Jessica Tripp at

Added February 9, 2017


July 15-22, 2017. The Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is seeking volunteers for this medical team. They are looking for physicians, PAs, nurses, NPs, EMTs, pharmacists, Spanish speakers, and other non-medical volunteers. There will also be other opportunities to serve in the remote and impoverished village on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras. The cost for is approximately $1500. For additional information, please contact Peggy Hook at

Added February 21, 2017


August 9-August 15, 2017. A team serving the Casa Cielo Orphange in La Ceiba Honduras, a ministry of AHMEN, is looking for members to join this team that will be participating in construction and VBS projects at the orphanage. They are looking for volunteers who are willing and able to build. The approximate cost of the trip is $1400. For more information, please contact Montana Holyfield at

Added March 13, 2017


June 20-30, 2017. Grace United Methodist Church in Pickens, South Carolina has been serving in Eleuthera, Bahamas for many years. Over the last four years, they have been working with a church on the island, Deep Creek Methodist Church, with a focus on church construction and community outreach through various projects. The approximate cost of the trip is $1050. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Ken Lowe at

Added March 20, 2017


October 29-November 5, 2017. Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT) is looking for volunteers to join a team to Quito, Ecuador. The types of service for this team will include medical, dental, pharmacy, and VBS. Specific types of volunteers needed are physicians, physician assistants or advanced registered nurse practitioners. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Joyce Henderson at  

Added March 28, 2017


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


June 24-30, 2017. Jones Chapel UMC and Kingston UMC are sending a team to work with Choctaw United Methodist Mission. The team will be conducting Vacation Bible School and working on light construction and repair projects. The focus of this team will be the VBS. Teachers and teacher’s assistants, music leader, and 2 team cooks are specific types of volunteer skills needed for this team. The approximate cost is $275.00. For more information, please contact Leslye Beria at  

Added April 18, 2017


September 9-17, 2017. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church is sending a team to Quito, Ecuador with SIFAT. The team will be working on construction projects and conducting Vacation Bible School. Approximate cost is $2300. For more information, please contact

Added April 19, 2017


July 22-29, 2017. Friends of Barnabas is looking for physical and occupational therapists, nurses, Early Childhood specialists or interventionists, and preschool teachers to join their Early Childhood Development and Intervention team that will serve in Honduras. The team will work in 5 remote mountain communities, teaching and working with children and their parents focusing on growth and development. Approximate cost is $1900. For more information, please contact Patti Wagner, Friends of Barnabas staff, at or Brian Mateer, team leader from Providence UMC in Charlotte, NC, at

Added April 19, 2017


September 8-17, 2017. A group from churches in the North Georgia Conference are looking for volunteers to join their team to work with the Methodist Church in Cuba. The team will be doing minor building projects, repairs and cleaning projects as well. The approximate cost will be $1750, including airfare. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Melody Davis at

Added May 23, 2017


July 21-31, 2017. Dunwoody UMC in the Atlanta Area is looking for adult (18 years or older and graduated from high school) volunteers with big hearts and the desire to help others in Teresopolis, Brazil (about 2 hours north of Rio de Janeiro) with the Rio de Janeiro Methodist Conference. The focus of the mission is light construction and Bible school programs for children.  The cost is $1,500 which includes airfare, in-country transportation, lodging and meals.  For more information, contact Dick Murphy at

Added May 23, 2017

Receive Our Newsletter

Want to stay up to date on what's happening at UMVIM, SEJ? Sign up for our weekly newsletter that is full of important information, such as openings for mission opportunities, team leader training sessions, exciting events and other happenings.