Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Mission Volunteers

Your life can be changed by volunteering in mission. Become a mission volunteer. The opportunities for volunteers (U.S. residents only) are diverse, including such positions as case managers for refugees, teachers, pastors, camp directors, children and youth assistants, and health care administrators and practitioners. The length of service is a minimum of two months and can extend to two years or more. 


Individual Volunteer Bob Meredith (right) operates a well at Aqua Viva Serves in Costa Rica. Photo: courtesy Robert Meredith. 
Bob Meredith (right) operates a well at Aqua Viva Serves in Costa Rica.
Photo: courtesy Robert Meredith.

Because mission volunteers are often viewed as missionaries by the host community, they should be people of faith, and preferably have some mission experience by having worked with their local church, campus ministry, or other faith community. Living in a different culture, whether nationally or internationally, presents challenges that require maturity and strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.

All volunteers must be at least eighteen years of age. They are expected to fund raise for their monthly living expenses, as well as for transportation to and from the placement site. Before being considered as an individual volunteer, interested candidates must apply and attend a training and orientation session.

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Partner Request Form

Interested in serving as a volunteer site? Download the Partnership Request Form.

Urgent Volunteer Requests

Volunteers Needed NOW for China

Are you taking this summer off from work or school? Or maybe need a semester break?

Mission Volunteers
is seeking candidates who are ready for a journey – a journey of service and exploration of God’s call on your life. The Amity Program in China urgently needs volunteers to help in their various English programs. If you are interested - apply now.

Contact Mission Volunteers at mv@umcmission.org for more information. 

Contact Information

Katherine Smith 
Senior Program Associate

Mission Volunteers Program

458 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

Phone: 404-460-7192
Email: mv@umcmission.org


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