Join a community. Boulder’s MVS unit is at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and offers a myriad of outdoor activities. The public bus system and many running trails throughout the city make for easy access across town.
Join a congregation. This MVS unit is hosted by Boulder Mennonite Church, a vibrant, intergenerational, and close-knit community of about 70 members. The church community is engaged in social justice issues on a local and global scale. Many members are actively involved in the life of the congregation through worship, small groups, meals, and annual social events. Church members volunteer at a local homeless shelter by opening the church as an overflow shelter and serving meals as necessary.
Favorite annual events include a retreat in the mountains, a church auction (during which MVSers are given donations with which to bid), and a talent show. The community also holds occasional potlucks and movie nights, and families often invite MVSers over for dinner.
Join a cause. Placement opportunities include working with people with cognitive and physical disabilities, working with children, helping to manage a recycling center, and positions at the local homeless shelter.