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Volunteer Mission Opportunities

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Young people volunteer at a community garden in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of RETHINK Church.

United Methodists believe that every Christian is called to reach out to our neighbors in love and service.

Jesus taught that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves.

John Wesley encouraged the early Methodists to live into that teaching by "doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all [people]" (The General Rules of the Methodist Church).

In many ways and in many places, United Methodists share our love of God as we serve our neighbors all around the world. 

Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. By volunteering to serve through programs such as United Methodist Volunteers in Mission or the Mission Volunteers program of The General Board of Global Ministries, every person in the church has the opportunity to serve and to live their calling more faithfully.

Volunteers embody Christian love in action by bringing their diverse talents to mission programs, local outreach ministries, and emergency response and recovery work around the world.