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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. 


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

Added September 17, 2018


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 or visit the website here.

Added October 10, 2018

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

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

Added January 10, 2019

Primetimers: Kentucky and Czech Republic

Primetimers Mission Opportunities to KY and Czech Rep.

Various dates, 2019.  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 to Kentucky and the Czech Republic are now accepting registrations.  Find out more at

Added February 11, 2019


October 10-21, 2020. First UMC in Madisonville, KY has openings for volunteers to join their team to Pattaya, Thailand. They will be serving with the Thailand Methodist Mission in relationship building, children's camp, and general support of the ministry. Spiritually mature volunteers with any skill set are welcome. The approximate cost is $2900. For more information visit

Added February 12, 2019


July 13-20, 2019. Vale United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to join their team to serve in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala with Highland Support Project. The team will be building improved cookstoves and creating community with the Methodist Women Circles of AMA. The AMA is a program to provide behavioral health services, education and promote civic participation with women that have experienced high levels of historical trauma. The volunteers desired are leaders experienced in canning, home crafts, and UMW circle programming. The stove building will require volunteers who have the ability to follow instructions. The approximate cost is $985, but this does not include the airfare. For more information, contact Deb Cohen at

Added March 5, 2019


July 13-21, 2019. Pine Forest United Methodist Church is taking a medical team to volunteer at St. Anns Bay Hosptial in St. Anns Bay, Jamaica. The team will participating in eye surgeries, eye exams, and glasses. There is a need for Surgeons, Optometrists, Nurses, Technicians, and preprofessional students. For more information, contact Glen Smalley at

Added March 5, 2019


October 22-26, 2019. Friends of Barnabas is looking for 3-9 Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses who would be interested in presenting a nursing education workshop and two clinical days focusing on nursing protocols and standards of care in the NICU in Honduras. No Spanish is required. The approximate cost is $1300. For more information or if you are interested in being part of this team, please contact Patti Wagner at

Added March 13, 2019


January 25-February 9, 2020. The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to join their medical team to serve with the Methodist Church of Cambodia in their Rural Region. They are looking for a medical doctor (especially family practice, infectious disease, pediatrician), nurse practitioner, physicians assistant, registered nurse, medical technician, and pharmacy tech. Non-medical team members are welcome to join and assist with daily clinic registration, pharmacy, and general management. The approximate cost is $3100. If you would like to join this team or for more information, contact Nancy Forrest at

Added March 14, 2019


June 22-28, 2019. Jones Chapel UMC is looking for volunteers to join their team to Choctaw UM Mission in Philadelphia, MS. The team will be participating in VBS and repairs. The team is looking for adults and teens over 14 with a leader to be VBS teachers and helpers. The approximate cost is $275. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Leslye Beria at

Added March 27, 2019


July 6-14, 2019. Wilderness Community Church is looking for volunteers to join their medical team to Ayacucho, Peru. The team will be working with the Quechua Churches of Peru and offering a 4 day free medical clinic to the Quechua people of the Andes Mountains. There is a need for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and RNs. The approximate cost is $1900. If you are interested in joining this team or want more information, contact the team leader, Becky Van Renan, at

Added April 3, 2019


July 13-20, 2019. Reveille UMC in Richmond, VA is taking a medical mission team to Honduras with Friends of Barnabas this summer. This team is in need of two to three medical professionals (MD, PA, NP or RN). The approximate cost is $1985. For more information, contact Kim Daniel at

Added April 10, 2019


September 6-16, 2019. Irwinton Toomsboro Salem UMC is taking a team to Havana/Camp Canaan Cuba to serve with the Cuban Methodist Church. This is a construction project team, but no construction skills are necessary. There will be a job for every team member. The most important thing about this mission is the the relationship being built with our Cuban brothers and sisters. The cost is $1800 all inclusive from Atlanta, GA. For more information or to join this team, contact Mike Burgamy at

Added April 11, 2019


August 16– 4 and August 30–Sept 7, 2019. Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is looking for medical professionals to join their medical mission teams in Limon, Honduras, at the Clínica Carolina. Approximate cost is $1900. If you are interested in joining one of these teams for a mission week on the Caribbean or have any questions, please contact Peggy Hook at

Added April 15, 2019


July 4-12, 2019. Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Foundation (AHMEN) and Carolina Honduras Health Foundation have openings for a medical mission team. This team needs medical volunteers: Doctors, PAs, NPs, RNs or Paramedics. The cost of this mission is airfare plus a $750 team fee. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Lou Altman at

Added April 15, 2019


October 26-November 3, 2019. A medical team to Quito Ecuador is looking for RNs, ARNPs, PAs or MDs, and a pharmacist to serve in a primary card community clinic hosted by the local church and Servants in Faith & Technology. This team has experienced team leaders and is looking for additional team members to join. The approximate cost is $1800 flying from Florida. For more information or to join this team, contact Joyce Henderson, RN at

Added April 22, 2019

Mobile, AL

June 9-15 or June 23-29, 2019. Raise the Roof Project has opening for these weeks for home repair and mostly roofing projects. Construction experience is a plus, but a willingness to learn is welcome. Also, being comfortable on ladders and roofs is desired. Students who want to participate must have completed 8th grade, with team size per site being 10 (8 students and 2 adults) Housing and food provided at Camp Christian in Tillman's Corner, AL. Registrations due April 30. For more information, please contact Jan Bailey at

Added April 24, 2019


June 2-14, 2019. Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN) is looking for volunteers to join their team to Honduras. This team will visit several different locations including Yorita, Juptiapa, Cusana, and Raista. The team will be participating in Public Health Teaching and Evaluation working with the Cruzadas de Evangelio. This team is in need of volunteers with the following skills: interviewing, videography, photography, gardening, and youth groups. The approximate cost is $1100 + airline tickets. For more information please click here or contact Michael Franklin at

Added April 29, 2019


Various Dates. Specialized teams are being requested for disaster recovery efforts in Saipan. They require current ERT badge (verified volunteers), passport good for 6 months past deployment date, tetanus and Hep shots, good health, flexibility, and ability to work well with others. Deployments are a minimum of 2 weeks on the ground. For more info, contact Kathy Bryson:

Added May 3, 2019


Sept 27 -October 12, 2019. A team to Quessua Methodist Mission in Angola is looking for additional team members to join. What the team will do will depend on the gifts and talents of the group, but it can include theological education, preaching, community health outreach, work at the hospital, VBS,  ministry with youth and women, minor repairs to the infrastructure of the Quessua mission, etc. One thing that is common to all trips is daily visits to the villages surrounding the mission for morning devotions with the farmers, as well as worshiping at a United Methodist church on Sunday(s), plus a day of sightseeing. The approximate cost is $3,000 flying from Florida. For more information or to join this team, contact team leader Sandi Goodman at

Added May 7, 2019

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