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.

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 

January 8-14

 

Bahamas Methodist Habitat Community Ministry, Light Construction

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$1500 Western PA Conference Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center by September 15th

Passport required 

Age 18 -35ish

2017 

February 20 - 26

 Haiti

Work with Thomas Food Project's (schools, sustainable living)

Calvin & Gail Cook

revcalvincook@gmail.com

$1400 Kane 1st UMC Contact Team Leader

Passport Required

Age 18+

 

2017 

March 11 -18

North Carolina

Hurricane Relief

(construction, healing presence)

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$400 Western PA Conference Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to team leader or UM Center by Feb 15

Age 16+

2017 

May 

West Virginia

Flood Recovery

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$200 WPAUMC Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to team leader or UM Center by April 20th

Age 14 thru adult

2017 

June

18-24

WV

House of the Carpenter

Community Ministry, Home Repair

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

$375 WPAUMC Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to team leader or UM Center by April 20   Age 14 thru adult

2017 

June 20 - July 5

Zimbabwe Visit and work with District Partnership sites

Sandra Matoushaya

sandra.matoushay@wpaumc.org

$2500 WPA Zimbabwe Partnership Contact Sandra Matoushaya for application 

Passport required

Youth 15-18

2017 

July

9-15

Red Bird Mission

Maintain mission school & properties & home repair TBD

$600 adult

$450 kids

WPAUMC Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to team leader or UM Center by May 1st Age 7 w/adult or 13+

2017 

July 30 - Aug 5

UMCOR Sager Brown Assist UMCOR relief supply & local community outreach TBD $650 WPAUMC Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to team leader or 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

 

Download the 2017 VIM Brochure in PDF format