Protection Counselorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/522615/Protection CounselorProtection CounselorWashington, District of Columbia
Communications and Outreach Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/534575/Communications and Outreach AssociateCommunications and Outreach AssociateSan Francisco, California
Local Foods Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535076/Local Foods AssociateLocal Foods AssociateAlamosa, Colorado
Program Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535023/Program InternProgram InternSeattle, Washington
Community Organizerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/534195/Community OrganizerCommunity OrganizerChicago, Illinois
Abundant Harvest Cooperative Specialisthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536223/Abundant Harvest Cooperative SpecialistAbundant Harvest Cooperative SpecialistTucson, Arizona
Volunteer Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535086/Volunteer CoordinatorVolunteer CoordinatorSan Francisco, California
PALS Children's Program Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535051/PALS Children's Program AssistantPALS Children's Program AssistantAlamosa, Colorado
Family Advocatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535650/Family AdvocateFamily AdvocateSan Antonio, Texas
Medical Quality Improvement Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535085/Medical Quality Improvement AssociateMedical Quality Improvement AssociateTucson, Arizona
Supportive Housing Project Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536286/Supportive Housing Project AssociateSupportive Housing Project AssociateSan Francisco, California
Restorative Justice and Mediation Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/120281/Restorative Justice and Mediation CoordinatorRestorative Justice and Mediation CoordinatorAlamosa, Colorado
Communications Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536494/Communications CoordinatorCommunications CoordinatorSan Francisco, California
Emergency Food Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536517/Emergency Food CoordinatorEmergency Food CoordinatorAlamosa, Colorado
Early Childhood Teacher Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/527066/Early Childhood Teacher AssistantEarly Childhood Teacher AssistantChicago, Illinois
Intake and Outreach Paralegalhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535052/Intake and Outreach ParalegalIntake and Outreach ParalegalSan Antonio, Texas
Adelante Family Case Managerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/530505/Adelante Family Case ManagerAdelante Family Case ManagerAlamosa, Colorado
Client Engagement Specialisthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/537447/Client Engagement SpecialistClient Engagement SpecialistElkhart, Indiana
Immigrant Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535223/Immigrant AssistantImmigrant AssistantAlamosa, Colorado
Program Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/524055/Program AssistantProgram AssistantChicago, Illinois
Program Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/537470/Program AssociateProgram AssociateManhattan, New York
Administrative Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/537442/Administrative AssistantAdministrative AssistantAibonito, Puerto Rico
Local Food Hub Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536249/Local Food Hub AssociateLocal Food Hub AssociateAlamosa, Colorado
AMBS Marketing Department Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536338/AMBS Marketing Department AssistantAMBS Marketing Department AssistantElkhart, Indiana
Community Builderhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/524095/Community BuilderCommunity BuilderMadison, Wisconsin
Environmental Restoration Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/521930/Environmental Restoration AssociateEnvironmental Restoration AssociateAlamosa, Colorado
Home Repair Workerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/120613/Home Repair WorkerHome Repair WorkerTucson, Arizona
Communications Supporthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536220/Communications SupportCommunications SupportChicago, Illinois
Warehouse Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/533348/Warehouse AssistantWarehouse AssistantMadison, Wisconsin
Volunteer Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/527134/Volunteer CoordinatorVolunteer CoordinatorManhattan, New York

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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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Fill your belly, not the landfillPrevent food wastehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Fill-your-belly-not-the-landfillFill your belly, not the landfill
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Tucsonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/TucsonTucsonArizonaService options in Tucson focus on work with the poor and assisting low-income families.
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.
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.
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.
Seattlehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/SeattleSeattleWashingtonMVS participants generally serve in environmental or human service agencies that focus on low- or no-income persons and marginalized individuals and families.
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.
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.
San Franciscohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/San FranciscoSan FranciscoCaliforniaMVSers engage with issues of poverty, homelessness and health (including HIV/AIDS) in a vibrant urban setting. They also nurture children, work with youth, and advocate for nonviolent change in society.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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