Volunteer Opportunities

Africa University Campaign speakers available to local churches

Would you like to have a speaker come to your church to tell about Africa University and the Indiana Campaign? If so, please contact Ruth Ellen Stone at ruthellen1@juno.com or 317-839-8837. For more information, please click here.

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Beyond Ebola – Hunger campaign needs your help

Operation Classroom, which has been in partnership with The United Methodist Church for more than 25 years, needs support for a pressing need to assist teachers and families affected by school closings due to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. While some schools are scheduled to reopen in the coming weeks, many will remain closed and most teachers have been out of work without pay for months. In a joint effort, the bishops of Liberia and Sierra Leone along with Operation Classroom and the Indiana Conference are asking for help in tackling hunger and feeding our brothers and sisters who are suffering. For more information, please visit www.inumc.org/beyondebolahunger or www.operationclassroom.org. Questions may be directed to Bob Coolman at robert.coolman@inumc.org or 219/405-5821.

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International VIM grants available

Grants are available for individuals participating in international mission experiences for their first time.

Applications may be received at any time; however, funding decisions will be announced on or before the 15th of the month after each calendar quarter. This is a program of limited funds and undetermined time.


Midwest Mission Distribution Center urgent needs list

Urgent Needs:

  • Baby gowns/sleepers (UMCOR Layette Kit)
  • Cloth diapers (UMCOR Layette Kit)
  • Baby wash cloths (UMCOR Layette Kit)
  • Work gloves – leather palm (UMCOR Cleaning Bucket)

Those looking for sewing projects to do during the winter might consider making one handled school bags. The pattern for the bags is on the website under Projects and click on “patterns.” Donations may be sent to MMDC, 1022 New City Road, Chatham, IL 62629.

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Mission Guatemala Feeding Center needs sponsors

In early May 2011, Mission Guatemala, an Indiana Conference-based mission, began a feeding program which has been a tremendous success. Each day, MG feeds nearly 100 children in the village of Nueva Esperanza. These children are from very poor families and many were relying on just tortillas, salt and beans for food each day.

Since the program began nearly three months ago, the children have grown significantly. Additionally, the principal of the school told MG that they are learning more and doing much better in school. In order to help underwrite the cost of feeding these children each day, GM is contacting friends and asking them to consider sponsoring a student in the program for $28 a month. In addition to a lunch five-days-a-week, this also will provide each child with a daily vitamin tablet, school supplies and medical and dental services.

MG's goal is to have at least 30 children sponsored in the next 30 days!

Visit the MG website for more information.


NOMADS Volunteers Work in Response to Disaster

To learn more about the NOMADS program and projects visit: http://www.nomadsumc.org.