​Can a gap year shape your life?

Only if you're up for adventure!

In Service Adventure, you shape what's next. Explore your faith and get real-world experience though placements with grassroots agencies and church ministries. Live in community with other young adults and engage in what God is doing in cities across the country. 

Planning on college? Find out how a gap year with Service Adventure can make you a stand-out student.

 

Service Adventure placements fill up fast!

Apply by January 31 to get the broadest selection of placements and unit houses to join for the 2024-25 service term! A gap year with Service Adventure is a time to focus on faith, live in community, and engage in the work God is doing in cities across the country.

Want to learn more? Have your church youth group join in a Zoom Q&A January 24 or February 7 with Service Adventure folks! Or, drop in for a Zoom Q&A on February 21st designed specifically for parents and individuals. Reach out to Michael Oyer for more information through email or text (574-523-3041).


Explore service in a new way

Mennonite Mission Network's Service Adventure program is designed for young adults ages 17-20. Through a 10-month service term (August-July), participants live together in a unit house along with unit leaders, serve with local nonprofit agencies, and connect with a supporting church congregation. 

 Service Adventure placements

​Each Service Adventure unit community has a wide range of potential placements for participants to serve with. After applying, we'll work alongside you to determine which placement is your perfect fit.

 

 

Faith Daycare Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/541344/Faith Daycare AssistantFaith Daycare AssistantAnchorage, Alaska
Free Medical Clinic Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/540887/Free Medical Clinic AssistantFree Medical Clinic AssistantJohnstown, Pennsylvania
Johnstown Christian School Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/150018/Johnstown Christian School AssistantJohnstown Christian School AssistantJohnstown, Pennsylvania
Head Start Teacher's Aidehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/150021/Head Start Teacher's AideHead Start Teacher's AideJohnstown, Pennsylvania
Rotating Teacher Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/150072/Rotating Teacher AssistantRotating Teacher AssistantAnchorage, Alaska
Food Pantry Workerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/511564/Food Pantry WorkerFood Pantry WorkerAnchorage, Alaska
Food Bank Warehouse Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/513625/Food Bank Warehouse AssistantFood Bank Warehouse AssistantAnchorage, Alaska
Food Bank Office Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/service adventure/United States/513626/Food Bank Office AssistantFood Bank Office AssistantAnchorage, Alaska

 Why Service Adventure?

 

 

Service Adventure: step into what's next!Step into adulthoodVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4943/Service-Adventure-step-into-what's-nextService Adventure: step into what's next!
What’s it like to be a Service Adventure leader?Consider applying!Videohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4946/What’s-it-like-to-be-a-Service-Adventure-leaderWhat’s it like to be a Service Adventure leader?
What are Service Adventure volunteer placements like?VideoVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4249/What-are-Service-Adventure-volunteer-placements-likeWhat are Service Adventure volunteer placements like?
What is Service Adventure like?VideoVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4250/What-is-Service-Adventure-likeWhat is Service Adventure like?
Should I take a service gap year?VideoVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/4248/Should-I-take-a-service-gap-yearShould I take a service gap year?

 

 

Frequently asked questions about Service Adventurehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/info1/Frequently asked questions about Service AdventureFrequently asked questions about Service Adventure

 Service Adventure units

​Service Adventure has units in vibrant communities across the United States. Check out the current units below!

 

 

Johnstownhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/service adventure/JohnstownJohnstownPennsylvaniaMost of Johnstown's service assignments are intentionally part-time in order to allow participants to experience different job atmospheres in the hope that it can help them make future career choices. Placements include agencies that provide child care, elder care, assistance for disabled persons, and work with the homeless.
Anchoragehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/service adventure/AnchorageAnchorageAlaskaService placements in Anchorage are varied and unique. Many participants have placements working with the homeless population in Anchorage, as the challenges faced by the homeless in Anchorage are substantial.
Colorado Springshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/service adventure/Colorado SpringsColorado SpringsColoradoBeyond our daily work placements, we also get to serve by helping with the Mennonite Relief Sale (October), Beth-El’s Ten Thousand Villages Sale (November), with Interfaith Hospitality Network when it is at Beth-El (August and February), and at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp during their Snow Camps (February and March).

 The latest

 

 

Living in communityVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/5058/Living-in-communityLiving in community

 

 

Living in communityService AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/5058/Living-in-communityLiving in community
Redefining the future of serviceBloghttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/5047/Are-service-programs-dyingRedefining the future of serviceBy Eric Frey Martin
Service Adventure: Spread your wings!Service AdventureVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/5005/Service-Adventure-spread-your-wingsService Adventure: Spread your wings!
Service Adventure: A bold leapA bold leapVideohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/video/5006/Service-Adventure-A-bold-leapService Adventure: A bold leap
Here with purpose: Michael OyerBloghttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/5027/Here-with-purpose-Michael-OyerHere with purpose: Michael Oyer
Zoom information nightsZoom meetinghttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/5022/Zoom-information-nightsZoom information nights

 More programs

 

 

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