UNITED METHODIST ECONOMIC MINISTRY (UMEM) - Administrator, Rev. Michele St. Cyr; Administrative Assistant, Tammie M. Gould; Summer Housing Mission Supervisor, Chad Rhodes, 1458 Salem Road, Salem Township Maine 04983.
Projects: house painting/repair, roof repair, insulating, carpentry, plumbing, electrical. Stay onsite with self-cooking, showers, 2 dorm facilities with bunk beds. $200/person/week. Avoid Oct. to Apr. Accept: J over 13, S, A, RV. Max 20. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-04) (Updated: 1.5.14)
UMEM LIMESTONE - Pastor Ellen Cleaves and Malcolm Hare, (207) 325-4870, 2 Burleigh Ave., Limestone, ME 04750. Mission camp where volunteers come and work on local housing issues for elderly, low-income and handicapped homeowners. UMEM is assisting in the growth of this program and we will be glad to assist any group who wishes to work in the extreme northern part of Maine. Y, YA, OA, A. Group size 20. (UMVIM Project # NCJ-NEC-0204-05) (Updated: 1.5.14)
MECHUWANA MISSIONS CAMP – WINTHROP, ME - Norman Thombs (207) 377-2924, email@example.com, www.mechuwana.org.
Projects include home repair, wheelchair ramps, building new homes, food bank work, vacation Bible school, and many other community outreach possibilities. Open year round. Can accommodate family groups with younger children during certain weeks. Normal costs pp average $250 wk, includes room, board, and project funds.. J, S, F, A, AO, I. Max 100. (UMVIM Project #NEJ-NEC-0204-03) (Updated: 1.3.14)
DOWN EAST MAINE MISSIONS - Campground RD, East Machias, ME 04630. Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Housing Rehab and Repair program located in the poorest county in New England. Also available in July and August: thrift store, support programs for migrant and seasonal workers, collaboration in a youth camp for disadvantaged youth. Those interested can request a DVD of the program. Material match of monetary donations requested. Cost is $50-75/person for housing. Provide own food and cooking staff. For more information on these programs and how you can help, contact us directly by email at DEMM@maineline.net or write to Down East Maine Missions, PO Box 286, East Machias, Me 04654.. J, S, F, A. Max 60. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0806-01)
GREENWOOD MEMORIAL UMC COMMUNITY OUTREACH - Contact Rev. Garvin Warden, Greenwood Memorial UMC, 378A Washington St., Dorchester, MA 02124. (617) 288-8410, (617) 825-5692, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Boston area has many not-for-profit organizations looking for help and support as they try to alleviate poverty and many of the social ills faced in the urban environment. Greenwood Memorial UMC, in conjunction with many not-for-profit agencies of the Greater Boston area, reaches out to the large immigrant communities and other groups living there. There is an After-School program affiliated with the Victory Generation Ministry of the Black Ministerial Alliance. Urban environment work is available working with The Jubilee House Ministry of the Salvation Army. We also work with the Eastern Service Workers Association and one of our sister churches, Wesley UMC in Dorchester to help in maintenance projects. The other opportunities in our community are working with the homeless population and the many agencies that serve this community: summer time activities for latch-key kids; food pantries and ministry to the many family shelters and halfway houses in our communities. S, F, I. Max 20. (NEJ-NEC-0509-01))
HEIFER INTERNATIONAL - HEIFER FARM - Heifer International offers a powerful global education experience at its Learning Center at Heifer Farm, located in Rutland, MA (62 miles West of Boston). The programs offer the extraordinary opportunity for people to experience some of the challenges of global hunger and poverty – and come away with a re-energized determination to be part of the solution. Heifer Farm is one opportunity to experience Heifer’s educational efforts. Education opportunities include tours, Global Village immersion experiences, Service-Learning programs and more! Experiential, hands-on, interactive and fun, Heifer Farm is also a working example of the sustainable agriculture Heifer supports around the world. For more information about Heifer Farm or our other U.S. learning center sites, email email@example.com or call 1 (855) 3HEIFER (1-855-343-4337). [#982532 - Heifer International, Living Gifts] [#982418 - Heifer International, Fill the Ark]
HEBRON FOOD PANTRY (HFP) (formerly named Hebron Village Outreach Center) - 11 Sanford St., Attleboro MA 02771, (508) 223-4257, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HFP operates two food pantries, serving an average of 275 + families and individuals each week, making them the largest pantries in the greater Attleboro area. Both pantries operate out of space provided by the Centenary United Methodist Church, from which the vision for this mission started. Various community based projects are available to teams. Max. team size 20. Y, YA, A, OA. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-06)
WANAKEE UNITED METHODIST CENTER - Summer VIM Programs, June 15th – Sept. Michael and Jean Moore, Wanakee United Methodist Center, 75 Upper New Hampton Rd., Meredith, NH 03253, (603) 279-7950, email@example.com, www.wanakee.org
Projects include home repair, new buildings, outdoor chapel for a church, VBS and other community outreach possibilities. Costs per person ~ $300. Meals, use of camp facilities, and ropes and incentive courses are provided and a limited interaction with the camping program if desired. Y, YA, A, OA. Max 20. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-08)
LIFEWISE COMMUNITY - Bruce Montville, PO Box 2120 Hampton, NH 03843-2120 www.lifewise-nh.org or (603) 929-0832.
Variety of opportunities for community projects from ramp building to mentoring. Contact us to see what is possible for your group. Accept Y, YA, A Max size determined by project (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-09)
WOONSOCKET MISSIONS MINISTRY - 27 Federal Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895, (401) 765-2412, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach ministry of the Woonsocket United Methodist Church to urban poor, street people, and homeless that includes evangelism, meals, Celebrate Recovery addiction program, Coffee House and working ecumenically with other city ministries. Need washer, dryer, and shower installed for street ministry and visiting teams. Housing in the church (cots) and/or with families. Next to the YMCA. J, S, A,OA, F, I. RV site nearby. Max: 15. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NYC-0204-03)
REBUILDING TOGETHER - Greater Burlington PO Box 9426 South Burlington, VT 05407-9426 (802) 860-9200, formerly known as Christmas in April, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or part of a family with children, with home renovation and repair. Volunteer groups are always welcome. Call us to arrange for your team to serve this community. (UMVIM Project # NEJNEC-0204-10)