UMVIM Links and Resources

UMOM NEW DAY CENTERS: call (602) 889-0859, FAX (602) 275-6548, 3320 East Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, This United Methodist program works with homeless families, men, women and children. Volunteers can help with painting, landscaping, property clean up, general maintenance, construction projects, assist teachers with after school program in art projects, reading, games, homework, field trips; sorting, marking and displaying used clothing; and more. UMOM provides 30 amp hookups, water and sewer hookups for RV's. A / RV.

TMM FAMILY SERVICES INC (Formerly Tucson Metropolitan Ministries):  Jennifer Beauchamp, 3127 E. Adams St. Tucson, AZ 85716. (phone 520-322-9557, fax 520-322-5864), TMM works with children ages 3 to 13 that are wards of the state in 8 group homes, low income families and 25 single mothers. Site welcomes work teams and requests that prospective teams call TMM for an update on specific needs which may include organizing game days, Sidewalk Sunday School type activities or Vacation Bible School for children of all ages; also some possible help with the general upkeep of the properties and homes. Potential to sleep/eat on campus at a minimal cost. Maximum group size and ages based on project approval. Max 15. A/ S/ RV/ F .

BORDERLINKS: BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence.

UMVIM-related links

UMVIM Info at UMC Global Ministries website

Western Jurisdiction VIM website

UMVIM Online Resources (older site, still online)

GBGM insurance form

Health Care Volunteers: Health care professionals and other individuals to nurture and witness to their Christian faith through healing ministries, as Christ’s servants providing health care to a needy world.

Primetimers: A blend of service and education for older adults

NOMADS: Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service

Individual Volunteers: Individuals willing to volunteer for two months to two years

TeachUM: Teachers who use their specialized gifts in mission service (North Central Jurisdiction)

Global Justice Volunteers: Youth address social justice issues in developing country settings

Other United Methodist Mission Websites

General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) Home Page

UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR): Emergency Response, World Hunger/Poverty, and

Advance: Second-mile giving. 100% of donation goes to designated project.

United Methodist Women: Network of women dedicated to mission

New World Outlook: Official mission magazine of The United Methodist Church

Government/Commercial Travel Websites

Country demographics

ProQuest Information and Learning Company and Brigham Young University CultureGrams

Resources from Intercultural Press, Inc.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunizations required for all countries, plus travel helps

Directories of travel clinics from American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and International Society of Travel Medicine and

Directory/database of County Offices

Travel insurance comparison site

Travel insurance resource site

US State Department travel advisories for all countries

Worldwide database of embassies and consulates

US State Department traveler’s advisories for all countries

Applications for passports and visas or

Risk management

Time zones around the world

Conversion of US dollars into international currencies

Additional Resources

Hurricane Katrina relief project (PDF)
Photos from that project (PDF)

For Trip Reports/Trip Evaluations from past team leaders to various mission sites worldwide, contact your jurisdictional or conference UMVIM Coordinator to see if any are available. If you do not know who that is, then contact:

Mission Volunteers
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 212-870-3825
Fax: 212-870-3624