Opportunities to Serve

By joining with a Team

Questions about applications, and team details should be directed to the team leader listed. In order to add a team to this list or learn more in general about Volunteers in Mission register your team with Rev. Stephanie Gottschalk, Missions/VIM Coordinator.

Go to Resources for Teams if you're looking for host sites calling for teams to serve.

As Individuals through the United Methodist Church

Global Mission Fellows (age 20 - 30) or Global Justice Volunteers (age 18 - 30)

Primetimers (older adults)

Individual Mission Volunteers with a UM project (anyone over 18)

Healthcare Volunteers (specialized skills or ministry focus)

NOMADS (RVers who serve together at announced locations)

Teams with Openings

Note: Some Mission Teams below use the general WPA VIM Team Application available here or the online VIM Team Application.

Individuals may apply for a VIMship (Mission Team Scholarship)

Volunteers are needed in Connellsville area for cleanup and rebuild. Visit connellsvillevolunteers.org and fill out Volunteer Questionnaire or email volunteer@wpaumc.org 

Date Location Task Team Leader/Team Contact Estimated Cost Sponsor Application Info Notes

 

2017

May 6-13

Windsor, NC Disaster Response Cleanup & Rebuild

Kenneth Haines

hai7031@windstream.net

$240 Four-Point Harmony Charge Contact Team Leader by April 20th  Age 18+

2017 

June 20 - July 5

ZimCamp

Zimbabwe

Visit and work with our District Partnership sites

Sandra Matoushaya

sandra.matoushay@wpaumc.org

$2500 WPA Zimbabwe Partnership FULL

Passport required

Youth 15-18

2017 

July

9-15

Red Bird Mission

Maintain mission school & properties & home repair

Jessica Speer

jessicaspeer83@gmail.com

$600 adult

$450 kids

WPAUMC Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to t UM Center by May 3rd Age 7 w/adult or 13+

2017

July 20

Nyadire Mission, Zimbabwe Variety - children's ministry, medical, education

Molly Michael

mollyalice.michael@gmail.com

$3,000 The Nyadire Connection Contact team leader ages 18 and up

2017 

July 29 - Aug 5

UMCOR Sager Brown Assist UMCOR relief supply & local community outreach

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$650 WPAUMC Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center by June 1st Age 16 thru adult

2017 

August 

15-22

Colombia Construction on Brisas del Mar Ministry Center

David Stains

clementof@hotmail.com

TBD WPA Encounter with Christ in Latin America & Carribbean Contact Team Leader

Passport

Required

2018

January

7-13

Bahamas Methodist Habitat Housing Repair & Community Ministry

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$1400

$900 for adults under 35

WPAUMC Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center by  Sept. 30, 2017

Age 18+

Passport required

 

2018 

Spring/Summer (dates TBD)

Louisiana Hurricane Recovery 

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org 

$600 WPAUMC Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center Age 16+

2018 

Summer  (dates TBD)

West Virginia Flood Recovery (Rebuild)

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$200 WPAUMC
Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center  
Age 16+

 

Download the 2017 VIM Brochure in PDF format