Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference by using your time and talent to be a volunteer. Bring your experience to mission programs, projects, institutions, local outreach ministries, or emergency response and recovery work around the world.You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a team.

The New Handbook for Volunteers

Mission Journey cover New handbook for volunteers

The new UMVIM handbook is for team leaders, team members, & others involved in short-term mission journeys. Order yours from The Upper Room Bookstore.

The e-book download is available from and Barnes & Noble or other links you deem suitable.

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Types of Volunteers

Explore the volunteer categories listed below.


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