Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference by using your time and talent to be a volunteer. Bring your experience to mission programs, projects, institutions, local outreach ministries, or emergency response and recovery work around the world.You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a team.

The Handbook for Volunteers

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The UMVIM handbook is for team leaders, team members, and others involved in short-term mission journeys. 

Order your copy from The Upper Room bookstore or Amazon. 

NEW! Translated e-books are now available in SpanishKorean, and French languages. 

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A Mission Journey - A Handbook For Volunteers from Global Ministries

Types of Volunteers

Explore the volunteer categories listed below.