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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. 

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


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


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


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

USVI (St. Croix and St. Thomas)

Various Date, 2019. St. Croix and St. Thomas were ravaged by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria in September of 2017.  In response to this disaster, a partnership has been formed between UMVIM, FEMA, and Lutheran Disaster Response.  UMVIM teams are needed to repair/rebuild homes for residents of the islands. Teams are needed until the end of 2019. The focus of this effort is on homeowners who might otherwise fall between the cracks due to lack of insurance or inability to qualify for sufficient assistance. For more information to volunteer in St. Croix contact Bob Johnson at For more information to volunteer in St. Thomas, contact Michael Dunbar at

Added July 8, 2019


September 14-22, 2019. Wilderness Community Church in Virginia is serving with Global Transformation Ministries in Medellin, Colombia. They are looking for medical professionals and non medical helpers to join their team to serve in medical mission clinics. The team will spend 3 days in rural coffee plantation area 2 hours outside of Medellin. Plus there will be 2 days of clinic on the outskirts of Medellin where the team will be seeing many Venezuelan refugees. The approximate cost of the mission is $1200-$1400 (depending on airfare) and includes all transportation, meals, and lodging. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Becky Van Renan at

Added July 21, 2019


September 21-28, 2019. Harmony United Methodist Church is working with Friends of Barnabas in Honduras in September. There is a need for both medical and non-medical volunteers to join this team. The approximate cost is $1965. For more information contact Amy Beckwith at

Added July 26, 2019

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