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.

Neighbor Hotline

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:


Sew Awesome Masks

Washable, cotton masks to help first responders and medical personnel extend the use of personal protection equipment.

Neighbors On Call

Do some shopping, chores, or other errands for those at higher risk from COVID-19.  

Shop for LINK

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.

Community Partnerships

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.


Link Against Hunger

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.


Herndon UMC supports Cornerstones work with Hypothermia Prevention meals and with the Embry Rucker shelter. 

Rebuilding Together

Every year Hendon UMC has a team of people to help repair and maintain a local home of someone in need on National Rebuilding Day.  No special skills required.

Herndon High School

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.  

Upcoming Missions

Below is a list of mission projects scheduled for the relatively near future.  If you would like more information, please click “Learn More”.

Rise Against Hunger

Save the (tentative) date:
August 23. 2020

Volunteer for VBS

Knights of North Castle–July 6 to 10.
Volunteers having completed grade 7 through adults wanted.

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:

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