The broad Project Lists of sites that are willing to host UMVIM teams can be found below.  Ministries that are actively calling for assistance from UMVIM teams or that have been recommended by Western PA mission volunteers are highlighted separately. 

UMVIM Project Lists

These are sites connected through the United Methodist Church and ecumenical partners that are aware of the UMC goals of mission, our standard practices of financial accountability and are set up to welcome teams. Your reports after service help to maintain the accuracy and quality of the sites on these lists.

Sites calling for teams (you plan your own travel)

Location Type of Work Lodging Host Organization Host Cost Scheduling Information / Links Notes

West

Virginia

 

Disaster Response

(Flood Recovery)

Churches

West Virginia Conference

Rev. Jack Lipphardt 

304-639-7035

Donations to church appreciated. Download Flood Relief Volunteer Form at https://www.wvumc.org/change-the-world/volunteers-in-mission/   

Rebuild Teams requested

 

Louisiana 

Disaster Response:

ERTs and Rebuild

Churches Louisiana Annual Conference

Possible donation for materials or hosting. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UMCVolunteerRegistration

 

Register for Rebuild and Recovery

             

Rio Texas

Conference

  Disaster Response Varies

Gene Hileman

aehileman@riotexa.org

Donation   http://riotexas.org/disaster-response  
 

Texas Conference 
(Houston Area)

Hurricane Recovery

Varies Texas Annual Conference Varies https://www.txcumc.org/disastervolunteerteamreg

Safe Sanctuaries

required

South Carolina

Disaster Response

(Hurricane Recovery

Varies

Sara Mccutcheon 

Phone: 803-888-3051  smccutchen@umcsc.org

 

Possible donation for materials or hosting.

http://www.umcsc.org/home/ministries/disaster-response/flood-recovery/disaster-recovery-volunteer-information/

 

 

North Carolina

 

Disaster Response

(Hurricane response)

Churches

North Carolina Annual Conference

disasterresponse@nccumc.org

 

Possible donation for materials or hosting.

Call 888.440.9167 or go to NCCUMC website 

Early Response Training helpful but not required
Oklahoma Conference 

Disaster Response

(Tornado/Flood Recovery

Varies

 Karen Mangano 

kmangano@okumc.org

Donation   http://oklahomaunitedmethodistchurchdisasterresponse.org/

Spiritual Caregivers.

Over age 16

             
Connellsville, PA Home repair, volunteering at CACM Varies by time of year

Connellsville Area Community Ministries: PUMP Program

Dan@connmin.org

Varies by project http://www.connmin.org/ministries/pump/  Local to WPA
             
Wheeling, WV Poverty & Hunger outreach, Local repairs Guest House for up to 25 or churches

House of the Carpenter

Mike Linger, Director or Julie Polley, Volunteer Coordinator

Varies http://www.houseofthecarpenter.com Senior-friendly