Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Mission Volunteers

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Learn more about Celinne Mencias mission volunteer experience. 

Your life can be changed by becoming a long-term Mission Volunteer (MV)! The opportunities for individuals or couples (ages 18 and up) are diverse, including such positions as engaging with refugees, children or youth, or serving as teachers, pastors, camp directors or in health care. The length of service is a minimum of two months and can extend to two years or more

MV are people of faith and with local and/or international mission experience. The expected path to become a MV includes:

  • Completion of online application
  • Follow-up virtual interview
  • Attend 3-day training
  • Expenses: $200 Registration (housing/meals) and travel expenses to training
  • Preparation includes reading two books and the MV Handbook

Mission Volunteer Opportunities, Listed by Region:

You may also be interested in the following:

Join an UMVIM Team


Youth Opportunities

Young Adults

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Urgent Volunteer Requests

USA - Projects are requesting long-term volunteers for their summer programs. Some examples include managing a tool shed for volunteer teams, helping teach kids at a summer camp, guiding teams as they come to repair broken homes, or working with youth in a community garden. Summer camps are vital ministries and we need you! Service begins in late May or early June. 
Application deadline is April 8.

Africa - Secondary School Teacher / Asst Manager needed for Living Hope High School in Kenya. Monthly estimated budget very low! Requesting 6 months or one semester of service.

Mexico - Do you love caring for kids and hosting visiting teams? Center Assistant needed as soon as possible at the Casa de Misericordia in Mexico. Modest monthly budget and two months or more service. 

For more information, contact the Mission Volunteer office at

Partner Request Fo

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

Contact Information

Katherine Smith 
Senior Program Associate

Mission Volunteers Program

458 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

Phone: 404-460-7192


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