As April is National Volunteer Month, I would like to spotlight both the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) and the WV Conference Volunteers in Mission. UMVIM is a grassroots movement of United Methodists who seek to put their “Christian Love in Action.”
Since the 1970s, UMVIM has offered a framework through which disciples can engage in short-term mission locally, nationally, and globally. Our volunteers are lay and clergy, young and old, with differing abilities and vocations, from all walks of life. Tens of thousands of United Methodists engage in short-term mission each year in ministries as varied as disaster response, community development, pastor training, microenterprise, agriculture, Vacation Bible School, building repair and construction, and medical/dental services.