Mission Opportunities

The places below are looking for volunteers in 2017.  International opportunities are at the bottom. 

NATIONAL

California

Weed, California is looking for teams in 2017 to help with the rebuilding of homes after a wild fire in 2014.  Contact Brenda Duchi at   bjoyd.wltrg@gmail.com or call at (503) 408-0023.  

There are several other Long Term Recovery and UMVIM construction sites requesting teams for 2017. Contact Shari Sandoval at sharis@calnevumc.org or Linda Caldwell at lindac@calnevumc.org or go to the Cal/Nev Disaster Response website for more information.

Alaska

There are three sites that are needing VIM teams this summer. Contact Rev Dan Wilcox the Alaska UMVIM Coordinator for specifics on the type of projects and there locations.  Dan's email is danielpwilcox@gmail.com

Pacific Northwest 

There is a continuing need for UMVIM teams to help rebuild homes in Okangan County.  They are hoping to build as many as 15 houses this year but teams are needed.  Contact Rosalee Mohney at rmohney@comcast.net or Ronda Cordill at r_cordill@hotmail.com for more information.  

Louisiana:
The Louisiana Conference is in need of many teams to respond to two major flooding events and recent tornadoes.  Visit their website: http://www.louisianadisasterresponse.com/
 
Arkansas
Southeast Arkansas is seeking Long Term Recovery Teams to help with repairs needed as a result of the March 2016 floods. When considering mission opportunities, please consider our neighbors in Southeast Arkansas. Several priority cases are waiting. To volunteer contact Ron Jones, Site Volunteer Coordinator, at woodrat3@live.com or Janice Mann, Disaster Response Coordinator, at disaster@arumc.org.
 
 Hattiesburg/Petal Mississippi Areas 
Hattiesburg, MS and Petal, MS were severely impacted by tornadoes the weekend of January 21, 2017. They have requested trained Early Response Teams (ERT), trained chain saw teams, and heavy equipment teams. ERTs need to be self-sustainable. Please click here.  
 
Virginia Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry
Virginia Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry remains hard at work in areas hit by the February 2016 tornado outbreak and the October 2016 flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Conference has an urgent need for teams throughout 2017.  Housing with excellent kitchen facilities is available in each location.  There is no charge for teams to serve; teams are only responsible for ethe cost of the food and transportation, though financial contributions from teams are appreciated.  To learn more, contact Forrest White, Long Term Recovery Manager and UMVIM Coordinator for the Virginia Conference at VirginiaUMVIM@gmail.com
 

INTERNATIONAL

 CHINA
Are you taking this summer off from work or school? Or maybe need a semester break? Mission Volunteers is seeking candidates who are ready for a journey - a  journey of service and exploration of God's call on your life. The Amity Program in China urgently needs long-term volunteers to help in their various English programs. If you are interested do apply now. Contact Mission Volunteers at  mv@umcmissions.org  or more information or start your application at www.missionvolunteers.org
 
HAITI
An update on UMVIM Teams who would like to serve in Haiti was released in mid-January from Una Jones, Mission Volunteers.  Contact Ronda Cordill or for more information click here.