United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

Contact Information 100 Centerview Drive, Suite 210, Birmingham, AL 35216

www.umvim.org

Religious Philosophical Base United Methodist Church short-term mission sending agency

http://umvim.org/about_us/mission.html

Location of Volunteer Site United States and Internationally http://umvim.org/send_a_team/project_lists.html
Typical Project Various – construction, medical & dental, education & business training, agricultural, water, disaster response (on project lists)
Primary Needs Indicated as Priority Projects on International list
Number of Volunteers Varies by project
Prerequisites Team leaders should have training and provide orientation to team.  For “Best Practices” http://umvim.org/send_a_team/international/
Language Requirements Depends on location serving
Length of Service Teams usually serve 7-14 days.  Trained Individual Volunteers may serve 2 months to 2 years http://www.umcmission.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer-Opportunities/Types-of-Volunteers/Individual-Volunteers/Individual-Volunteers
Volunteer Benefits Opportunity to use gifts and talents to serve God by serving others
Comments United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad. UMVIM provides opportunities for service by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. We continually nurture our contacts with these leaders to respond to the needs of local communities and provide comprehensive training resources for team leaders to help them prepare their teams for the mission field.

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