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Information for Volunteers in Mission Teams


How to Form a VIM Team:

  1. Contact your Conference Coordinator for information or assistance to identify a site and trained team leader
  2. Identified needed KSA
  3. Recruit team members
  4. Registered your team with the Conference for insurance, security and safe sanctuary purposes.
  5. Conduct team orientation
  6. Tell others about your team through a blog or Conference Newsletter.
  7. Tell your story when you return to your church and throughout the Conference including a report to the VIM Coordinator.

VIM Team Leader Training

One of the elements that make a VIM Team successful is a trained team leader. VIM Team Leader Training is offered routinely throughout the Conference and as requested. Contact Cheryl Reagan Conference Coordinator, for more information or visit the PNW Calendar for the next available date.

Early Response Training (ERT)

A program has been developed in association with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) which responds to disasters within the conference or jurisdiction.  Certification and training on how the church assists in disasters is offered throughout the year.  Contact Jim Truitt, Conference ERT Coordinator, for those training dates.

VIM Team Resources

Visit the Western Jurisdiction UMVIM page for information about individual and group insurance offerings.


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