United Methodist Connectional Giving &  Volunteer Opportunities– U.S. and World-wide

 

UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.  UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.  United Methodist Committee on Relief has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,  America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities

http://www.umcor.org/

 

TheAAdvance

The Advance - The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary second-mile giving. Through The Advance, local churches as well as individuals and families, may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. Each Advance project has been vetted and approved by Global Ministries and Advance staff.   Since its founding in 1948, The Advance has helped channel over three million gifts totaling over one billion dollars to thousands of projects and ministries around the world. 

http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission

 

    

UMVIM

Volunteers In Mission – VIM is a channel for assisting persons and groups who wish to volunteer to utilize their skills and talents where there is true need for volunteers both in the US and Internationally.   These are short-term volunteer opportunities where persons cover their own expenses to go and assist ministries, communities and projects that better the world.   Some examples are disaster relief, teaching, providing medical clinics, renovation and building projects, being on teams leading experiences for children and youth, faith formation and community outreach, etc.   VIM, also, provides training and support for groups wishing to organize mission trips.

https://www.umcmission.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer-Opportunities/About-UMVIM