All trips organized as Volunteers in Mission trips are open to conference-wide participation. We strive to keep the list of opportunities and contacts on these pages current and informational.
May 31-June 16, 2012 Congo (DRC) Medical & Gen
Trinity-First UMC 3-pronged effort 15-16 people
John Schwarting 1 team to Mulungwishi needed;
915-533-2674 1 team to Kapanga medical, etc.
1 team to Lubumbashi professionals
GENERAL ONGOING NEEDS IN OUR CONFERENCE FOR WORK PROJECTS:
Sacramento Methodist Assembly (Camp) in Sacramento NM
In need of volunteers to help in restoration of forest trails, general forest rehabilitation, light construction work, landscape work, assisting in operations and food service. Teams are bunked in dorms and meals are provided. Cost is $25/day for lodging and meals; help is needed year-round!
For information: www.sacramentoassembly.org or 800-667-3414 or
Casa Esperanza, Albuquerque NM
Provides home away from home for out-of-town cancer patients and family members while patient undergoes treatment. Needs are for general maintenance, painting, yardwork, window washing, reorganization of storage units, etc. Stay onsite, or at local hotels or area churches.
Contact Angelica Medina at 505-277-9880 or www.casaesperanzanm.org
Four Corners Native American Ministry
Welcoming individuals and groups (older youth, multi-generational and adult groups) to help with VBS, home repairs and church repairs/construction on needs of 26 Navajo churches, 2 thrift shops, a daycare and a leadership training center. Facilities and costs vary depending upon site and activity. Contact Rev. Rodney Aist, PO Box 400, Shiprock, NM 87420, 505-368-4402 for
McCurdy School, Espanola
Volunteers needed for general maintenance of buildings and grounds, to include indoor/outdoor painting, minor repairs, cleaning and landscaping. Stay in Dorms (2/room with shared bath). More information contact Vickie Luviano, 261 McCurdy Rd., Espanola NM 87532, 505-753-7221 X 268, fax 505-753-7830,
Grand River Station of Louisiana Disaster Response
Needs volunteer teams to help with rebuilding of homes damaged by the last two hurricanes.
Contact Michelle at 225-659-7450, or register your team by going to www.la-umc.org and clicking on Louisiana Disaster Response.