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Individual volunteers serve any period from three months to three years. Even shorter-term volunteer opportunities are also available, typically with a local team. Volunteers build churches, assist in community health programs, advocate for social justice, build leadership skills and help after a disaster.

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The Impact of Volunteers 

UMCOR COVID-19 grants in Brazil reach isolated communities

Seven UMCOR COVID-19 grants from the Sheltering in Love campaign are making a difference through caring Methodist congregations in Brazil. Support in the form of food, rent assistance, masks and protective equipment, and education about the best preventive hygiene are ministries Brazilian Methodists ...

COVID-19 prevention in East Angola

The Rev. Dr. Leo Garcia, a missionary doctor serving at the United Methodist Qu├ęssua mission in East Angola, describes how churches, health professionals and community volunteers come together to make knowledge and resources on COVID-19 prevention available to every household.

Prisoners facing crisis during COVID-19

Advocates for the early release of some prisoners say COVID-19 has exposed the broken and unjust prison systems where 2.2 million people — disproportionally people of color — live in overcrowded cells without proper protection and testing for the disease.

Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fight

The United Methodist Committee on Relief and other global United Methodists are intervening in the church’s COVID-19 fight in Liberia.

A statement on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War

Bishop Jung, president of the board of Global Ministries, states that the time has come for forgiveness and reunification on the Korean peninsula and calls disciples of Christ to the work of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping.

Asian American Language Ministry Plan Announces the COVID-19 Resiliency Fund

Through grants of up to $4,000, AALM seeks to fund salary and programming for UMC churches that are responding to current and pressing needs during the pandemic.