Volunteers Who are Called to do Mission

UM VIM logoVIM provides volunteer opportunities to express Christ's love by helping our brothers and sisters in our local community, across our nation and around the globe through disaster response activities, housing projects and rehabilitation, education, and medical assistance.

The understanding that we are called and that we are sent is at the foundation of our faith. The scriptures are full of stories of persons who responded to a call and were sent on mission for God. Jesus spent his ministry calling persons and sending them on God's mission.

Jesus summed up the Christian lifestyle in a simple formula: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength," and "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. The New Testament instructs those who would be followers of Jesus to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give shelter to the homeless, heal the sick, care for the widows, and nurture the children.

Through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, every person in the church has the opportunity to serve and to live their lives more faithfully. And when we reach out and use what God has given us in the service of others, we have life-transforming experiences.

Wisconsin VIM (National)

Wisconsin Volunteers in Mission coordinates the VIM activities within the state of Wisconsin, out-of-state, and also works with other agencies for national and international projects. These include disaster response activities, housing projects and rehabilitation, education, and medical assistance. Our committee is part of the Wisconsin Board of Global Ministries, the North Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission, which, in turn, is part of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Wisconsin IVIM (International)

Wisconsin International Volunteers in Mission coordinates the VIM activities throughout the world. This committee is part of the Wisconsin Board of Global Ministries as well as the North Central Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission.

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission provides volunteer opportunities to express Christ's love by helping our brothers and sisters in our local community, nation and world. These volunteer opportunities are short term trips for usually one to two weeks in length. Many of the VIM trips are open to youth and adults.