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

Applications to the Mission Volunteer program can be submitted at any point during the year. Applications are reviewed by a panel and chosen applicants attend a virtual interview. Selected volunteers must commit to a three-day training before leaving for their placement site. Applications are due two months before trainings commence.

For further details regarding the Mission Volunteer program, refer to our video series below.

Are you ready to serve? 

Plan to attend a Mission Volunteers Training Event in 2022 (tentatively planned for in-person gatherings):

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX

To learn more about the training events, email mv@umcmission.org.

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? 

Mission Volunteers video series