Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM)
VMM International are an international development and volunteering organisation, and they love doing what they do! They have placed thousands of volunteers on overseas development projects in the past 50 years, which has led to astonishing results for communities and for the volunteers themselves. They help volunteers of all ages to step into communities and get stuck into projects of real value to local people and our partnerships are with strong and well-established organisations. They also offer project planning support to NGOs in development countries, helping them increase their operational capacity and become even better at what they do.
They currently work in nine African countries, playing their part to deliver the aspirations of the international Sustainable Development Goals. They work to help their grassroots partners in Africa take care of the needs that local people tell them are most important to them. Projects tend to cover education, health to community development initiatives and they have partnerships with civic, community and church organisations. VMM are a faith-based group, and they maintain an all-inclusive organisation and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or politics.
A world where they live in the shelter of one another
To share who they are and not just what they have
Their Values and behaviours
Their Values and behaviours are fundamental to how VMM operates. They have real meaning for everyone who is part of VMM where there is an absolute equality between all, from the Volunteer Lay Missionary (VM) in the field through to the volunteer in their shops and every other colleague and trustee that comes together within our ministry.
Their shared Values unite them, define who they are, how they work, what they believe in and what they stand for. They set out how they should act, how they should be seen and measured. Ultimately their values and behaviours inform how they make their decisions, at any point in time and in all circumstances.