Mission Volunteers

Mission Volunteers are individuals or couples (ages 18 and up), who seek long-term partnerships with communities around the world. Mission Volunteer opportunities are diverse and range from working with refugees, children and youth, serving as a teacher, pastor, camp director or health care professional. The length of service ranges from two months to more than two years.

Mission Volunteers are people of faith with local and/or international mission experience. Applications are reviewed by committee, and chosen applications attend a virtual interview. Selected volunteers must commit to a three-day training before leaving for their placement site. Application cycle is ongoing, with an average of four trainings offered per year. Applications are due two months before trainings commence.

For further details regarding the Mission Volunteer program refer to our video series below, a resource to empower and equip those called to serving in mission as long-term volunteers.

Interested in being a Mission Volunteer?

Mission Volunteer Opportunities

Explore volunteer opportunities around the world and see our urgent volunteer requests.

Interested in serving as a volunteer site? 

Are you interested in learning more about the Mission Volunteer program or discerning if long-term volunteer service might be a part of your journey in 2021?

The Mission Volunteer office is offering a virtual orientation Dec. 1-3, 2020. Even in a virtual environment, this dedicated time will prepare participants to enter into mission with an expanded cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of our United Methodist theology of mission.

There is no registration cost to share in the virtual orientation. Registrations will be accepted through Nov. 15, 2020.

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