Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about the different ways you can serve as a volunteer. Click on the type of service to learn more about that specific volunteer program.

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Length of Service     Location      

Global Justice Volunteers
Global Global Justice Volunteers program offers young people between the ages of 18-30 short-mission opportunities where they can explore the links between faith and justice.

Health Care Volunteers
Varies Global Health Care Volunteers are medical professionals who have given their skills and resources in support of projects. Volunteers may participate as individuals or as groups, typically working with United Methodist hospitals and clinics in Africa.

Individual Volunteers Program
2 months - 2 years
Global The Individual Volunteers program offers individuals and couple, ages 18 and over, the opportunity to volunteer for a period of two months to two years. Through a long-term placement, these volunteers can use their personal gifts to engage and live in community with those whom they serve. The type of work is as varied as the placement sites, offering service opportunities around the world, including the United States.

NOMADS 3 weeks US The NOMADS (Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service) program offers persons with recreational vehicles the opportunity to share their time and skills in meaningful Christian service at United Methodist-related mission agencies, camps, churches, and in disaster response.

5-10 days
Global Primetimers offers educational and mission service experience for older adults. Exciting 5-10 day events offer opportunities for educational forums, cross-cultural exposure, faith-filled reflection, and greater understanding of the work of The United Methodist Church and the church universal.

The UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) network offers guidance, organization, and training for more than 125,000 volunteers serving with the poor; building churches; and assisting in disaster response, community health, and leadership training each year. A team typically consists of 10-16 members.

US Disaster Response Teams (UMCOR)
 Global US Disaster Response Teams (UMCOR) help out with the long-term recovery process in a region suffering from a disaster. In the days, and often weeks, immediately after a disaster the community will need time to secure the area, assess damage, and coordinate a response before volunteer teams arrive on the scene. Normally, the only persons allowed in such areas immediately after disasters are certified personnel and law enforcement officials. UMCOR provides training for early response teams.