Staff Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/522612/Staff AssociateStaff AssociateWashington, District of Columbia
DC Metro Organizerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535478/DC Metro OrganizerDC Metro OrganizerWashington, District of Columbia
Local Foods Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535076/Local Foods AssociateLocal Foods AssociateAlamosa, Colorado
Administrative and Legal Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/532328/Administrative and Legal InternAdministrative and Legal InternWashington, District of Columbia
Family Advocatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535650/Family AdvocateFamily AdvocateSan Antonio, Texas
Case Aidehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/509495/Case AideCase AideSan Antonio, Texas
Scholars Programhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536234/Scholars ProgramScholars ProgramWashington, District of Columbia
Communications and Political Outreach Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535304/Communications and Political Outreach AssociateCommunications and Political Outreach AssociateSan Francisco, California
Global Advocacy Campaign Volunteerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536496/Global Advocacy Campaign VolunteerGlobal Advocacy Campaign VolunteerWashington, District of Columbia
Volunteer Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535086/Volunteer CoordinatorVolunteer CoordinatorSan Francisco, California
Teaching and Program Assistantshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536198/Teaching and Program AssistantsTeaching and Program AssistantsWashington, District of Columbia
Tutoring Site Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/532973/Tutoring Site CoordinatorTutoring Site CoordinatorWashington, District of Columbia
Patient Advocate, Marie Reed Health Centerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536200/Patient Advocate, Marie Reed Health CenterPatient Advocate, Marie Reed Health CenterWashington, District of Columbia
Immigration Volunteerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535403/Immigration VolunteerImmigration VolunteerWashington, District of Columbia
MVS Enrollment and Financial Aid - Administrative Workerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536285/MVS Enrollment and Financial Aid - Administrative WorkerMVS Enrollment and Financial Aid - Administrative WorkerElkhart, Indiana
AMBS Marketing Department Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536338/AMBS Marketing Department AssistantAMBS Marketing Department AssistantElkhart, Indiana
Administration Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536540/Administration AssistantAdministration AssistantWashington, District of Columbia
Protection Counselorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/522615/Protection CounselorProtection CounselorWashington, District of Columbia
Teacherhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536289/TeacherTeacherAibonito, Puerto Rico
Community Organizerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536415/Community OrganizerCommunity OrganizerMadison, Wisconsin
Employment Search Assistant Program Coordinatorhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536513/Employment Search Assistant Program CoordinatorEmployment Search Assistant Program CoordinatorMadison, Wisconsin
Marketing and Development Specialisthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536514/Marketing and Development SpecialistMarketing and Development SpecialistMadison, Wisconsin
U.S. Policy and Advocacy Volunteerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536526/U.S. Policy and Advocacy VolunteerU.S. Policy and Advocacy VolunteerWashington, District of Columbia
Substitue Teacher and Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536775/Substitue Teacher and InternSubstitue Teacher and Intern
U.S. Programs Policy and Advocacy Volunteerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536205/U.S. Programs Policy and Advocacy VolunteerU.S. Programs Policy and Advocacy VolunteerWashington, District of Columbia
Community Bicycle Projecthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535063/Community Bicycle ProjectCommunity Bicycle ProjectElkhart, Indiana
Maintenance Mennonite Voluntary Service (3 days a week)https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536193/Maintenance Mennonite Voluntary Service (3 days a week)Maintenance Mennonite Voluntary Service (3 days a week)Elkhart, Indiana
MVS: Placement with the NIJC-Goshenhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535311/MVS: Placement with the NIJC-GoshenMVS: Placement with the NIJC-GoshenGoshen, Indiana
Volunteer Relations and Leadership Development Associatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/534163/Volunteer Relations and Leadership Development AssociateVolunteer Relations and Leadership Development AssociateManhattan, New York
Community Development Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535136/Community Development AssistantCommunity Development AssistantManhattan, New York

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Two MVSers among MEDA’s top 10 womenhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Two-MVSers-among-MEDA’s-top-10-womenTwo MVSers among MEDA’s top 10 womenBy Wil Laviest

 

 

MVS awards 29 grand in student loan scholarships Financial faithhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/info/MVS awards 29 grand in student loan scholarshipsMVS awards 29 grand in student loan scholarships
Walking with the ghosts of El CaminoAlamosa, Coloradohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/Walking with the ghosts of El CaminoWalking with the ghosts of El Camino
$10,000 gift retires Alamosa MVS unit mortgageGenerosityhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/10,000 gift retires Alamosa MVS unit mortgage$10,000 gift retires Alamosa MVS unit mortgage

 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.​

 Units

 

 

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.
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.
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.
Tucsonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/TucsonTucsonArizonaService options in Tucson focus on work with the poor and assisting low-income families.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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