United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is grassroots movement with The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Chritians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assigments at their own expense.

The Virginia Annual Conference has a steering committee that coordinates United Methodist Volunteers in Mission activities.

Rebecca Makowski
(703) 430-2203 (office)

A Virginia Conference UMVIM Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/VirginiaUMVIM

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for information on Safe Sanctuaries training

Virginia Conference UMVIM Teams Haiti Matching Funds
Volunteer in Mission (VIM) teams from faith communities in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church who are interested in serving in mission with the Methodist Church of Haiti have a unique opportunity to receive matching funds for work in disaster response or humanitarian projects.Below are the General Guidelines and one-page application to request the matching funds. If any further information is needed please contact Glenn Rowley glennrowley@vaumc.org Tel. 804-521-1143 or Becky Tate beckytate@vaumc.org at the Office of Justice and Missional Excellence. Tel. 804-521-1139
Guidelines (pdf)
Application form (pdf)

Application for Grant from Virginia Conference
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)
to Support Short-Term Volunteer in Mission Teams

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The purpose of the grant is to provide funds in support of faith communities in the Virginia Conference with average worship attendance of 150 or less who wish to provide a UMVIM team short-term mission team opportunity. The funds may be used for team building, transportation, materials, etc. or for scholarship grants to individual team members.
The UMVIM team leader must have completed UMVIM team leader training and the team must follow VA UMVIM team guidelines. The team destination may be within Virginia, the United States or internationally.
The grant request maximum is $1,500. If team does not go, the team leader must contact the Office of Justice and Missional Excellence for consideration of how the grant will be used or returned.
A church or faith community must make the grant application and receive the funds.





Virginia Volunteer in Mission (VAVIM) Policies (pdf)
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UMVIM SEJ Learn more about UMVIM in the SEJ. Information on available trips, updates, and much more.


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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