Pantry Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/540524/Pantry AssistantPantry AssistantChicago, IllinoisMennonite Voluntary Service
Housing Program Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/533100/Housing Program InternHousing Program InternSan Francisco, CaliforniaMennonite Voluntary Service
US Policy and Advocacy Volunteerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536526/US Policy and Advocacy VolunteerUS Policy and Advocacy VolunteerWashington, District of ColumbiaMennonite Voluntary Service
School Nursehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/533601/School NurseSchool NurseWashington, District of ColumbiaMennonite Voluntary Service

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 MVS in-depth

Career

Test drive a career

Placements at local nonprofit organizations provide chances to develop skills and gain new experiences that can be helpfu​​l in obtaining future employment. This experience can also jumpstart careers in a field that might be difficult to get into.

Faith

Opportunities for spiritual formation

Participants’ faith can be nurtured by attending a local Mennonite church, living in Christian community, one-to-one spiritual direction, and taking seminary classes.

Community

Ins​tant community

Instant community happens in two ways. First, MVS participants live in a house together sharing meals and mutually supporting each other. Second, MVS units are hosted by local Menno​nite churches that encourage, challenge, and work alongside MVS volunteers.

Peace

A story of peace

MVS began in 1944 as a practical peaceful alternative to serving in the military. Over the years, MVS participants have played integral roles in transforming social systems relating to health, education, immigration, food, housing and more. MVS invites participants to continue to shape this shared story of actively working toward a more peaceful and just world.​

Loans

Student loan assistance

Student loan scholarships are available to all volunteers who have college debt and complete a term of service. While serving, most loans can also be deferred.

Living

Room and board

MVS encourages volunteers to explore what it means to live simply and sustainably. During service, all basic needs such as food, housing, health care, transportation, and a personal stipend are provided from a shared purse.​



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Lentils and rooftop sunsets: MVS Seattle celebrates 50 yearsCelebration of Servicehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Lentils-and-rooftop-sunsets-MVS-Seattle-celebrates-50-years-Lentils and rooftop sunsets: MVS Seattle celebrates 50 yearsBy Travis Duerksen

 

 

No one wants to be your mentorCareer Cornerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/no-one-wants-to-be-your-mentorNo one wants to be your mentor
New senior executive brings passionate vision to her rolehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/New-senior-executive-brings-passionate-vision-to-her-roleNew senior executive brings passionate vision to her role
Learn more about our Alumni Service-Learning ToursService-Learning Tourshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/events/Alumni-Service-Learning-ToursLearn more about our Alumni Service-Learning Tours

 Units

 

 

Alamosahttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/AlamosaAlamosaColoradoEnjoy the mountains of rural Colorado and a small Anabaptist fellowship, while meeting critical community needs such as immigration, housing, restorative justice, and environmental restoration.
Manhattanhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/ManhattanManhattanNew YorkService opportunities in the Manhattan MVS unit focus on urban peace and service ministries particularly related to marginalized persons. Many MVSers work among the homeless, immigrants, and with those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
San Franciscohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/San FranciscoSan FranciscoCaliforniaMVSers engage with issues of poverty, homelessness and housing in a vibrant urban setting. They also support mothers and children, work with people on the street, and advocate for nonviolent change in society.
Chicagohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/ChicagoChicagoIllinoisJoin life in the diverse Pilsen neighborhood and enjoy fellowship with Chicago Community Mennonite Church. Explore God’s call to serve those affected by political, social, and economic injustice.
Kansas Cityhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/Kansas CityKansas CityKansasKansas City volunteers serve their communities by finding housing and employment for refugees, developing and maintaining community gardens, advocating for migrant workers, and coordinating children's programs for kids of all ages.
Elkharthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/ElkhartElkhartIndianaTry out a vocation of community development work in Elkhart, and make a difference in the diverse communities where participants live, serve, and worship.
San Antoniohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/San AntonioSan AntonioTexasMVSers in San Antonio can serve with child care, health care, social service, home repair for low-income families, and legal service agencies.
Washington, DChttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited StatesMVSers can work with intergovernmental and human service organizations in areas including health, education, homelessness and poverty, advocacy, policy and law, immigration, religion, the arts, and with issues of race, gender and class.
Madisonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/MadisonMadisonWisconsinLive out your faith and explore a vocation, unique to your gifts, in areas like creation care, health care, and community development.
Puerto Ricohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/Puerto RicoPuerto RicoUnited StatesThe MVS unit in Aibonito serves with Academia Menonita Betania, a private, Christian, bilingual school serving around 160 students from kindergarten through ninth grade.
Tucsonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/TucsonTucsonArizonaService options in Tucson focus on work with the poor and assisting low-income families.

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Frequently asked questions about MVShttps://www.mennonitemission.net/info/Frequently asked questions about MVSFrequently asked questions about MVS

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