Educational Gardens Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/541054/Educational Gardens CoordinatorEducational Gardens CoordinatorAlamosa, ColoradoMennonite Voluntary Service
Community Education and Volunteer Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/541055/Community Education and Volunteer CoordinatorCommunity Education and Volunteer CoordinatorAlamosa, ColoradoMennonite Voluntary Service
Home Repair Workerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/120613/Home Repair WorkerHome Repair WorkerTucson, ArizonaMennonite Voluntary Service
Health Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535074/Health AssociateHealth AssociateAlamosa, ColoradoMennonite 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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MVS experience fuels peacemaking workMVS and Peacemakinghttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/4642/MVS-experience-fuels-peacemaking-workMVS experience fuels peacemaking workBy Zachary Headings

 

 

Episode 04: Parts and ServicePODCASThttps://www.mennonitemission.net/podcasts/missionwary/4636/Episode-04-Parts-and-ServiceEpisode 04: Parts and Service
MVS in San Francisco invites participants to join a larger storyMVS Unit Serieshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/4605/MVS-in-San-Francisco-invites-participants-to-join-a-larger-storyMVS in San Francisco invites participants to join a larger story
Elkhart MVS unit celebrates a 13-year historyMVS Unit Celebrationhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/4558/Elkhart-MVS-unit-celebrates-a-13-year-historyElkhart MVS unit celebrates a 13-year history

 Units

 

 

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tucsonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/TucsonTucsonArizonaNestled between four mountain ranges and buzzing with the energy of a university city, Tucson offers enriching service opportunities with the enchanting Sonoran Desert as its backdrop. Volunteers work with low-income home repair, teach English literacy, help the community food bank, and more - all while learning about issues surrounding the borderlands and indigenous people.

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Frequently asked questions about MVShttps://www.mennonitemission.net/info/3221/Frequently asked questions about MVSFrequently asked questions about MVS

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