UMVIM Links and Resources

UMOM NEW DAY CENTERS: call (602) 889-0859, FAX (602) 275-6548, 3320 East Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, www.umom.org. 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),  www.tmmfs.org. 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. www.borderlinks.org

UMVIM-related links

UMVIM Info at UMC Global Ministries website
http://www.umcmission.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer-Opportunities/About-UMVIM

Western Jurisdiction VIM website
http://umvimwj.blogspot.com/

UMVIM Online Resources (older site, still online)
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/mv/resources/

GBGM insurance form
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/mv/mission-teams-umvim/insurance-applic...

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.
http://www.healthcarevolunteers.org

Primetimers: A blend of service and education for older adults
http://www.primetimers.info

NOMADS: Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service
http://www.nomadsumc.org

Individual Volunteers: Individuals willing to volunteer for two months to two years
http://www.individualvolunteers.info

TeachUM: Teachers who use their specialized gifts in mission service (North Central Jurisdiction)
http://www.umvimncj.org/ncjvim/teachUM.html

Global Justice Volunteers: Youth address social justice issues in developing country settings
http://www.gjv.info

Other United Methodist Mission Websites

General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) Home Page
http://www.umcmission.org/

UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR): Emergency Response, World Hunger/Poverty, and
Refugees/Immigration
http://www.umcor.org

Advance: Second-mile giving. 100% of donation goes to designated project.
http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/The-Advance

United Methodist Women: Network of women dedicated to mission
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/

New World Outlook: Official mission magazine of The United Methodist Church
http://gbgm-umc.org/NWO/

Government/Commercial Travel Websites

Country demographics
http://www.countrywatch.com

ProQuest Information and Learning Company and Brigham Young University CultureGrams
http://www.culturegrams.com

Resources from Intercultural Press, Inc.
http://interculturalpress.com

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunizations required for all countries, plus travel helps
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/

Directories of travel clinics from American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and International Society of Travel Medicine
http://www.astmh.org and http://istm.org

Directory/database of County Offices
http://www.countyoffice.org

Travel insurance comparison site
http://www.insuremytrip.com

Travel insurance resource site
http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/

US State Department travel advisories for all countries
http://travel.state.gov

Worldwide database of embassies and consulates
http://www.tyzo.com/planning/embassies.html

US State Department traveler’s advisories for all countries
http://travel.state.gov

Applications for passports and visas
http://travel.state.gov or http://www.traveldocs.com

Risk management
http://www.nonprofitrisk.org

Time zones around the world
http://www.timezoneconverter.com

Conversion of US dollars into international currencies
http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic

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
Website: http://missionvolunteers.org