Volunteer Mission Trips

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission began as a grassroots, laity-driven, short-term mission program back in the 1970's. It continues to inspire thousands of volunteers each year to go and put God’s love in action.  The New York Conference supports Volunteer Mission trips in countries around the world — in places where the need for our service is welcomed. The main purpose of this short term mission ministry is to make the love of God visible, meaningful, and redemptive in the midst of human need. Volunteers are sent to develop trusting and enduring relationships that would foster partnership with the under-resourced, disenfranchised, marginalized, and oppressed in order to build hope and transformation lives.

Our volunteers and team leaders are required to take training to learn about the most effective ways of volunteering.


Haiti Orientation Mission Journey: January 10 to 16, 2019
In 2019, Mountains of Hope for Haiti (MHH) will recognize its 17th year of mission in Haiti and its 15th year serving in the mountain village of Furcy and 3 surrounding communities.

MHH is offering a week-long orientation mission journey specifically designed for first-time individuals or churches who would like to know more about Haiti and possibly establish a mission connection. This week will include several days in Furcy, including worship; meetings with church leaders, a visit to the National Museum, attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Rebuild Globally sandal factory, and much more.
Youth Ambassadors Mission Journey: Ecuador
July 20 to 27, 2019
Cost: $1,800
Our host will be Sara Flores, General Board Missionary
Youth Ambassadors is an outreach of the New York Conference for persons 15 to 19.
Cost is shared by the Youth Ambassador, his or her family, the local church and the district.
We are limited to 15 youth participants. We will accept persons on a “first-application and deposit” basis. A priority will be given to first-time YAMs. Deadlines for names and deposit is March 1.


More information and updates will be available on the NYAC website or by contacting Tom Vencuss (tvencuss@nyac.com) or Alexa Ojeda (aojeda@nyac.com) at the NYAC Missions office.










List of countries in which we work, and upcoming trips.

Mission trip team forms

Stories from volunteers on previous trips