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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


Honduras

June 30 - July 7, 2018 Friends of Barnabas has specific needs for their mission journey to Honduras. The team is looking for 3 licensed pediatric speech/language therapists and two Spanish translators. Work will take place at a speech therapy camp where volunteers will be working with 10 patients and their families. Approximate cost for this trip is $1010. For more information, contact team leader Patti Wagner at patti@fobf.org

Added February 15th, 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


Israel/Palestine

November 5-17, 2018 The Virginia Conference Board of Church and Society is sponsoring a VIM trip to Israel/Palestine that is in need of volunteers. This trip focus on learning and service with Palestinian Christians; but will include visits to religious sites in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Hebron. The team will serve primarily in school settings. For more information, contact Steve Jones at stevejones@vaumc.org.

Added March 15th, 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


Malawi

May 13-25, 2018 The Wesley Foundation at the University of South Carolina is traveling to Malawi to offer a health clinic, including dental, medical and optometry. Dentists, doctors and PAs and optometrists are welcome to join. Cost is $1700. This trip is in partnership with the AME Church in Malawi.   Contact Rev. Tom Wall, United Methodist Campus Minister at the University of South Carolina at WallBrodie@aol.com  

Added April 4th, 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

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