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)

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

2017 

Nov. 6-14

Jinotega, Nicaragua Reforestation projects

Joe Stains

jrstains1@gmail.com

  WPA-East German Partnership Contact Joe Stains  

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

Feb 

15-22

Guatemala Construction, Wheelchair Distribution, Orphanage Ministry

Rev. Debbie Hills

deacon.dhills@gmail.com

$1,600-$2,000 All God's Children Ministries

Contact

Debbie Hills

Adult &  15+ w/adult

2018 

March

4-10

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hurricane Rebuild

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org 

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

2018

Spring 

Florida Hurricane Recovery

Stephanie Gottschalk

stephanie.gottschalk@wpaumc.org

 

$800 WPAUMC

Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center

 

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+

2018

Summer

possibly 

Puerto Rico

Hurricane Recovery TBD $1200 WPAUMC Apply online or send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center  

 

Register HERE to join with others and serve with a hurricane relief VIM Team - Dates are in process!