United Methodist Volunteers in Mission
June 1, 2020 — The conference Connectional Ministries office and the conference Volunteers In Mission (VIM) coordinator have received several inquiries regarding the sending and receiving of VIM teams in person June 2020 through August 2020.
At this time, the Virginia Conference is continuing to monitor the statewide status reports of COVID-19 and will err on the side of overall safety. Until further notice, please have teams postpone the sending and receiving of VIM summer teams. Thank you for your cooperation.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is grassroots movement with The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, 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.
(703) 430-2203 (office)
ERT certifications and training are overseen by Kirk Culpepper. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Virginia Conference UMVIM Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/VirginiaUMVIM.
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.
Application form (pdf)
|Application for Grant from Virginia Conference|
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)
to Support Short-Term Volunteer in Mission Teams
Click here to download application (Word)
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.