Contact Jody Pratt
Volunteers in Mission Coordinator
Your next trip begins here
Please contact Jody Pratt, VIM, Volunteers in Michigan Coordinator, [email protected].
To register a VIM team and request insurance
First-time scholarship participants are eligible for NCJ trip insurance reimbursements.
Download the scholarship criteria.
Donations are welcome for first-time international missioners ($150) and clergy grants ($500).
MI Volunteers Scholarship/Grant Fund
Information: Jody Pratt, MI VIM: [email protected]
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.
Peru 2023 Healthcare Mission
March 3-13, 2023
Recruiting healthcare professionals and supporting staff
Cost: $1,500 plus airfare
Max of 12 participants
Deadline: October 1, 2022
To apply contact Jody Pratt: prattgji09gmail.com
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.
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/) .
2023 Rehace /Hurricane Recovery
January 15-22, 2022 seven mission volunteers traveled to Puerto Rico working with Rehace /Hurricane Recovery efforts. Team leaders Terry Minton (Clarkston) and Jody Pratt (Middleville), organized the group from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Replacing metal roofs, painting, and bathroom repair for homes damaged in Hurricane Maria filled the week long experience. After January 1, 2023 Rehace is looking to partner teams with local churches/ community projects as the recovery work finishes.
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: [email protected]
Training Events & Upcoming Opportunities
Michigan Conference Early Response Basic Training (ERT)
Saturday, October 22, 20222
Registration: Please contact Jody Pratt, VIM Volunteers in Michigan Coordinator, [email protected] to reserve a seat. Please include the following information: name, church name, birth date, address, email, phone number.
Volunteer in Mission Team Leader/Team Training
Deadline to Register: October 7, 2022
Looking for a Michigan Mission?
Sites currently open for volunteers:
- Cass Community (inner-city Detroit)
Contact Sue Pethoud, [email protected]
- Motown Mission (inner-city Detroit)
Motown is reorganizing- please contact director email for information: Amanda Mountain, [email protected]
- GCCP/Newberry (rural-poverty Newberry)
Contact Randy Hildbrant, [email protected]
- East Winds UMC District Mission work
East Winds Coordinator of Applied Missions, Rev Carol Blair Blouse [email protected]