Contact Jody Pratt
Volunteers in Mission Coordinator
Your next trip begins here
Please contact Jody Pratt, VIM, Volunteers in Michigan Coordinator, email@example.com.
To register a VIM team and request insurance
First-time volunteers for international mission trips are eligible for support of your trip.
MI Volunteers Scholarship/Grant Fund
Information: Jody Pratt, MI VIM: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Events & Upcoming Opportunities
Volunteer in Mission Training 2021
If you are taking a team on a domestic or international mission, the North Central Jurisdiction asks you to have leader(s) trained. If you are applying for a scholarship (international mission), the team must have updated training before being approved. Material was updated in 2014 & 2018). This six-hour class provides cultural awareness, safety information, travel/budget planning, and paperwork/insurance procedures.
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Looking for a Michigan Mission ?? There are three sites currently open for volunteers.
Cass Community (inner-city Detroit)
Contact Sue Pethoud, Spethoud@casscommunity.org
Contact Amanda Mountain, email@example.com
Contact Randy Hildbrandt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking a way to serve
Volunteers in Michigan serve under the North Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission programs. VIM pairs mission opportunities that match your skills and mission needs with the right training to make your ministry a success. VIM offers both short term local mission opportunities and international projects.
VIM works with both individuals and church groups, both experienced teams and those just getting started. We launch teams that focus on everything from relationship building to construction, even medical and wellness. VIM services all ages and all levels of experience. Your first call is to our Volunteer Coordinator who can guide you to the appropriate training and trips. This is critical to the safety and success of every team. VIM works with federal agencies and insurance providers to secure national and international healthcare and emergencies.
Michigan Conference Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Team 2022
Saturday, January 15 - Saturday, January 22, 2022
*Rescheduled from 2021*
Rehace/Puerto Rico relief construction will be opening to U.S. teams on January 15, 2022. The Michigan Conference is scheduled to be one of the first teams to work on light construction projects as determined by Rehace. Teams are limited to 8 people. A waiting list will be kept in the event more members are allowed.
As of June 1, 2021, individuals must be vaccinated to enter Puerto Rico. The team will be updated if changes to these rules occur. Rehace is currently allowing only one team per location.
Team leaders: Terry Minton and Jody Pratt
Cost: $1,300 includes airfare, food, lodging, internal travel, and insurance
Deposit: $100 due with application (refunded if trip is cancelled)
Deadline: Application and deposit are due by September 1, 2021
Request an application by contacting Jody Pratt at email@example.com
Friendship Church plans to send two teams per year, most likely Spring and Fall, to Camotán, Guatemala partnering with Servant Ministries (https://www.servantministries.net/) .
Blue Water Habitat for Humanity
Port Huron, MI
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity offers year-round availability at a low cost. Volunteers ages sixteen and older are preferred. Housing and meals are available through the volunteer coordinator, Michelle Krantz: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Puerto Rico Mission Trip sponsored by the East Winds District
Saturday, March 5 - Saturday, March 12, 2022
All people of the East Winds District and beyond are invited to be the nads and feet of Christ. Join us to do a variety of physical labor including removal and installation of metal roofs, wooden beams, doors, windows, painting, bathrooms, along with debris removal.
Download flyer and read more details HERE
For More Information or to Apply:
Rev. Carol Blair Bouse
Coordinator of Applied Mission
$100 deposit with application due November 15, 2021 (returned if canceled).
Peru 2021 Healthcare Mission
Le Merced, Peru
October 9-19, 2021
Cost: $1,400 (includes airfare)
To apply contact Jody Pratt: prattgji09gmail.com
God's Awesome People: G.A.P.
Six week program beginning the first week of July 2021 for kids in 1st - 6th grade
West Branch, MI