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, contact 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. Use this Request to Volunteer Form or email volunteer@wpaumc.org 

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


October 9-15

West Virginia Clean-up work, construction & outreach

Kelly Hillegass


$170 Four Point Harmony Charge Apply by September 18, 2016 Ages 18 and up



Nyadire, Zimbabwe Administrative operations, construction & cultural exchange

Ralph Duckworth


$3000 The Nyadire Connection Apply by September 30, 2016 Ages 18-80




Haiti Work with Thomas Food Project's sustainable ministry


Calvin & Gail Cook


$1400 Western PA Conference Send WPA VIM Team App (above) to UM Center by August 20th

Passport Required

Age 18+


January 8-14

Bahamas Methodist Habitat Community Ministry, Light Construction


Stephanie Gottschalk


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

Passport required 

Age 18 -35ish

April 2017  In the Steps of Martin Luther Travel for Mission Collette Travel




WPAUMC Mission VIMpossible Contact Stephanie Gottschalk Passport required


Download the 2017 VIM Brochure in PDF format