Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Mission Volunteer Opportunities: 

SOUTH AMERICA

CHILE

Location #1: El Vergel Agricultural School
Position: Gardner and groundskeeper
Duration: Six months to a year.
Estimated monthly living expenses
:  $150.  An apartment is provided.

Work description: The volunteer will maintain the garden as well as manage a garden club within the school. The volunteer will teach the students ecological practices and how to be good stewards of God’s earth.


Location #2: Colegio Ingles in Iquique.
Position: English teacher assistant
Duration: Two months and up.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $200 which includes housing, meals and ground transportation. 
Work description: 
To support the English learning process of the students, assist the English teachers, and reinforcement of the English workshop. 


ECUADOR


Location #1: Quito. The Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador. 
Position: Mission Support / Communications 

Duration: Three months 
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $1180. Some meals provided by local churches.

Work description
The volunteer will help the church in the development of a web page and other communication resources, the promotion of projects and assistance in mission fund raising, the development of contacts and partners in mission, and the assistance with translation of documents and other information.  The volunteer will also visit local churches and projects in rural and urban areas in order to include specific information on the web page, visit and help with children’s projects, visit and support the national Methodist women’s and youth organizations.  Participating in worship and the sharing one’s faith journey are expectations.


Location #2:
Pastocalle – Pichincha. The Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador.
Position: English Teacher
Duration: At least six months to a year
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $1,100, which includes housing, meals, and ground transportation


Work description: 
The volunteer will be helping the Church in the following areas:  help with the school’s English language program, teach English classes, help with Christian Education in the local church and the school, help the school in their community programs, promotion of projects and help with mission fund raising, and the development of contracts and partners in mission, such as volunteers-in-mission teams.  The volunteer will participate in worship and help with other church activities. 


Location #3: Quito.  The Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador.

Position: Construction supervisor.
Duration: At least six months to a year.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $1,100, which includes housing, meals, ground transportation , and furniture.

Work Description:
  The volunteer will help the Church in the following areas:  visit local churches and projects in rural and urban areas in order to include their needs in a national plan of construction for mission, help specific projects to carry out their construction plans, assist with the translation of documents and other information for the construction projects, promotion of projects and help with mission fund raising, development of contracts and partners in mission, such as volunteers-in-mission teams, and maintain contacts with current EUMCE partners.  Spanish proficiency is required.


Application

Contact Information

Mission Volunteers Program

458 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308

Email: mv@umcmission.org