Mission Opportunities


Sites and Projects

Use these lists when you looking for a place to take an UMVIM team; click the location to access the list; contact details are included. 

     Oregon - Idaho (coming soon!)                  USA                           International

Not finding something that suits?  Contact your Conference UMVIM coordinator (Becky Platt).

Volunteers in Mission: Kenya 2018

Dates:  Jan 4-24, 2018

Contact:  Louise Kienzle at kienzle.louise@gmail.com


Looking for summer youth service opportunities?

Sierra Service Project (SSP) is committed to providing safe, accessible, and affordable programs for youth to deepen their relationships with God and others through service. SSP trips cover housing, meals, construction training, spiritual development, fellowship and more. They also offer scholarships to groups and individuals who may not otherwise be able to attend.
See details on the SSP website.

Summer 2017 Opportunities

L.A.S.T. Living and Serving Together

L.A.S.T. is a service-learning project that links small groups of youth and adults with service opportunities. Participants are encouraged to think through what they are doing from a biblical perspective. Time is spent studying the root causes of poverty and examining ways to be a part of the greater solution. Through service, participants learn about the food distribution system from community garden to food bank, serve at a soup kitchen, work alongside a man who has a passion for the environment, encounter the wisdom of older adults and children, serve lunch at a local free lunch program, do minor painting and yard work. Participants explore the root causes of poverty, experience what it feels like to be in a different culture, see new places and meet new people, study the Bible with new eyes, and break out of their comfort zones.

L.A.S.T. is active in three locations: Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

Group reservations for spring break and summer 2017 are now being accepted. Email Jeff Lowery directoroflast@gmail.com for information on how to reserve your week.

Idaho Mission Project (IMP)

The Idaho Mission Project (IMP) is based out of Twinlow United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in beautiful North Idaho. They partner with local not-for-profit organizations to help make an IMPact in the Spokane/Coeur D' Alene area. They also provide a combination of Mission Trip and Summer Camp Experience all wrapped into one week. Service projects are tailored to your group’s abilities and goals based on the information you provide when registering. IMP partners with local organizations that are on the front lines serving individuals and communities in need.

Service projects take place in the mornings with the group returning to Twinlow in the afternoons to enjoy some rest time, lake time, whatever is needed, and then gather for dinner with the camp community. Each evening there will be an opportunity to reflect and share with each other the highs and lows from the day. Bible Study will be incorporated and can be led by Twinlow staff. There will be evening campfire, group games and activities with the rest of the camp community. At the end of the night is a chance for youth leaders to gather their own group and accomplish any personal goals your group might have or work with other group leaders to dive deeper into reflection and service learning.

Find out more on the IMP and Twinlow websites. Click here to register your group.

 

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