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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. 


Cuba

April 17-27, 2020. Irwinton Toomsboro Salem UMC in South Georgia is sponsoring the first team to return back to Cuba since the Cuban government placed a moratorium on the issuance of religious visas to the Cuban Church, as of January 8th, visas will once more be issued. This team will be working with the Methodist Church in Cuba, but the job site is still undetermined. There is a short time frame, since the visa application must submitted three months before departure, so interested volunteers must have their information in no later than January 16. The approximate cost is $1800, and the team will be leaving from Atlanta, GA. For more information, contact Mike Burgamy at burgamy@bellsouth.net or 770-589-5279.

Added January 10, 2020


Primetimers: Arizona, Czech Republic, and The Holy Land

Primetimers Mission Opportunities to Arizona, Czech Republic, and The Holy Land.

Various dates, 2020.  Primetimers offers educational and mission service experiences for adults. Exciting 5-10 day events offer opportunities for educational forums, cross-cultural exposure, faith-filled reflection, and greater exposure to the work of The United Methodist Church and the church universal.  This year's opportunities include mission service events to Tucson, Arizona; Prague, Czech Republic; Holy Land: Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem. Find out more at www.umcmission.org/serve-with-us/additional-opportunities

Added October 14, 2019


Honduras

Various Dates in 2020. Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is looking for volunteers to join one of their 19 teams throughout the 2020 year. The teams will be working with the Clinica Carolina in Limon, Honduras. These teams are all medical teams, and they all need medical professionals, interpreters, and others to join. The approximate cost is $1800. If you are interested in joining a team in 2020, contact the Teams Coordinator, Peggy Hook at PeggyHook@chhf.org

Added September 24, 2019


Honduras

July 6-16, 2020. AHMEN (Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network) is looking for team members and leaders to join the Rio de Agua Viva team to teach community development skills in rural Honduras. Team members will be teaching local leaders skills they can share with their communities. Subjects include: Life-guarding and Water Safety, Clean Community (Pollution and Addiction), Nonviolent Protest, and US/Honduras Cultural Dialogue. The cost is $1,200 + cost of airline ticket. For more information, contact Michael Franklin at frankmj42@gmail.com or (334) 467-5777. 

Added September 30, 2019


Honduras

July 17-26, 2020. AHMEN (Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network) is looking for volunteers to join their Island Team in Roatan, Honduras. The volunteers will serve at local clinics, schools, churches, and workshops with the Rio de Agua Viva team. No specific skill set is required, just a willingness to help! Spend the week volunteering alongside local doctors, nurses, teachers, and community leaders to empower the community towards sustainable living. The approximate cost is $1650. For more information or to register, email Lane Franklin at lanepfranklin@gmail.com

Added October 7, 2019


Guatemala

July 25-August 2, 2020. Walnut Creek UMC in Walnut Creek, CA is recruiting medical and non-medical professionals to join their annual UMVIM Guatemala 2020 trip to Mazatenango, Guatemala. The mission is in cooperation with their partner, Living Heritage Foundation. The team will be serving rural communities that lack medical support from the national and local government. The mission conducts four days of medical clinics in different rural communities. Approximate cost is $2000. For more information, please click here or contact the team leader, Kandi Lancaster at kandilan@sbcglobal.net

Added October 14, 2019


Guatemala

August 1-9, 2020. Fredericksburg UMC is looking for volunteers to join their team to Chuicutama, Guatemala to serve with Highland Support Project. The team will build stoves out of block and mortar to replace opens fires inside homes of women, these stoves will have chimneys, burn wood more efficiently, and save each family 4+ hours a day. The team will also plant 10 trees for each family served. The team has taken volunteers in the past ages 14-70+, and the skills needed are a loving heart, flexibility, and sense of humor. Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement. The approximate cost is $1800 depending on airfare. For more information or to join this team, contact the team leader, Trish Vaughan, at trish_vaughan@live.com

Added December 2, 2019


Honduras

February 8-16, 2020. A team from both Warwick Memorial UMC in Newport News, VA and Main Street UMC in Suffolk, VA are looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers to complete the team with Friends of Barnabas Foundation. This team will provide medical/dental/eye care to five mountain villages in Honduras. Please prayerfully consider becoming a member of this team as God may be calling you to this very mission, that is both rewarding and life changing. Each team member is paying $1965, which includes transportation, UMVIM insurance, food and lodging. The team as a whole is also fundraising towards a goal of $11,500 for the medicines to be taken with them. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Carlos Liceaga at carlos.liceaga@gmail.com.

Added December 6, 2019

 


Honduras

January 18-25, February 8-16, and April 18-25, 2020. Friends of Barnabas is looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to join their team two teams in early 2020. Both teams will provide medical/dental/eye care to five mountain villages in Honduras. The approximate cost for both is $1965. If you are interested in joining either one of these teams, contact Katie Lough at katie@fobf.org

Added December 17, 2020.


Colombia

March 21-29, 2020. Wilderness Community Church is looking for volunteers to join their team to serve with Global Transformation Ministries in Cucuta, Colombia. This is a medical mission, and there still is a need for a couple of physicians. The medical clinics the team will be participating in will be help to not only the Colombian residents but also the Venezuela refugees coming across the bridge in need of help. The approximate cost is $750 plus airfare. If you are interested in joining this team, contact the team leader Becky Van Renan at rvanrenan@gmail.com

Added January 6, 2020


Zimbabwe

May 11-22, 2020. The Wesley Foundation at the University of South Carolina is looking for volunteers to join their team to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The team is partnering with the AME (and UM) Church in Zimbabwe to offer basic health services and education. Students/young adults run the optometry clinic and assist medical and dental professionals in serving the underserved. This team is in need of dentists, doctors, nurses and optometrists. The approximate cost is $1800. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Tom Wall at WallBrodie@gmail.com.

Added January 14, 2020


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