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. 

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.


Available Training Dates and Sites 


Mission Volunteer Opportunities
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You may also be interested in the following:

Join an UMVIM Team

Primetimers

Youth and Young Adults

 

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Application





Partner Request Form

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

Urgent Volunteer Requests

The Nanjing Union Theological Seminary (NJUTS) is urgently seeking a volunteer as a full-time English teacher to begin in Fall 2017 or Jan 2018. The position includes classroom teaching and interaction with students outside of the classroom. Interested applicants should contact Mission Volunteers.

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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