Herndon UMC's mission is to serve and share God's Love in community.
Be a Neighbor
These are unprecedented times but they offer us many opportunities to serve and share God's Love with our neighbors. If you are looking for ways to offer assistance, there are opportunities here (to the right on desktop or below on mobile) and more listed on Herndon UMC's volunteer hub. If you have another idea or need some help choosing, please contact a staff member.
If you are at greater risk in our community and have a need like picking up medications or groceries, mowing the lawn, or if you would just like someone to talk to, please call or text:
LINK Against Hunger is seeing a huge increase in demand for food in our area. There are bins in front of the Doe Fellowship Hall entrance of our church that are checked and emptied daily. All non-perishable foods are welcome. Shop for others too when you shop for yourself.
Get involved with a community partner today. You can repair homes, feed the hungry, help someone in transition, tutor high school math and science, help mentor youth, and more. Links send you to our Volunteer Hub to learn more about an upcoming project or send you to the partners website to learn more about them.
Herndon UMC hosts a pantry for LINK, serves as a collection point for food donations and hosts the December toy distribution. Help our local families in need by donating to or volunteering for LINK.
Our partnership with Herndon High School and the HHS pyramid offer many opportunities to serve our community: backpack foods, tutoring math and sciences, mentoring students, judging science fairs, lending space for teams and activities, and much, much more.
Below is a list of mission projects scheduled for the relatively near future. If you would like more information, please click “Learn More”.
Need Help on the Volunteer Hub?
Our volunteer hub, VOMO is an online volunteer management tool with an app, like Sign Up Genius; but VOMO places all of Herndon UMC’s sign ups at one easy to use link. https://app.vomo.org/org/herndon-umc.
It was created by pastors with churches in mind. It offers tracking for the ways that you have volunteered, which is really useful for our youth that need to record and turn in service hours for school, honor societies, etc. It also offers rewards in the form of charitable donations (like back to Herndon UMC) or gift cards.
How to Sign Up:
- Visit the VOMO site for Herndon UMC: www.vomo.org/org/Herndon-UMC
- Download the app and join our community “herndonumc”.
If online is not your thing, that’s okay too, look for clipboards near the Connection Corners or ask the event organizer to place you in a particular role. If you are having trouble, you can always contact the office, Julie or Jen would be glad to help you. VOMO also has a Help Center at https://support.vomo.org/.
More about VOMO:
VOMO has some nice features like being responsive to many digital platforms. It screens for background checks and volunteer approval (like for those signing up to work in the Nursery). It also has a resume that helps youth track their volunteer hours, and VOMO offers rewards for volunteer work. Nothing big, just books or gift cards or donations to charities (like back to Herndon UMC) in recognition of the service hours. The link to claim rewards is https://vomo.org/rewards. You can learn more at https://support.vomo.org/how-can-i-redeem-vomo-rewards