Manhattan voluntary service/ManhattanManhattanNew York<p>​<strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2">The Manhattan unit will be taking a sabbatical year off during the 2020-2021 MVS term. </span><br></strong></p><p><strong>Join a community</strong>. In the Manhattan unit, located in Gramercy Park, MVS participants join community members to live in a four-story brownstone house, along a tree lined street in the heart of New York City. With 13 bedrooms (two reserved for guests), the house contains a shared living room, dining room and kitchen, as well as a backyard for gardening and barbecuing.</p><p>Neighbored by bustling Union Square and quirky East Village, Menno House is situated among a wonderfully diverse range of restaurants, theaters, shops and parks. With the city easily accessible by foot, many residents also bike as a primary means of transportation, or use the nearby subway and buses to navigate and explore.</p><p><strong>Join a congregation. </strong>Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship is host to the nearby MVS unit. The 60-member faith community is involved in ministries that refurbish laptops for education in Haiti, repair churches in New Orleans, build relationships between Christians and Muslims, provide a space for artists with disabilities, and reach out to youth and people who deal with homelessness and hunger. MMF, made of Mennonites from all backgrounds, invites MVSers to join them in their work to being “a place of peace in the city.”</p><p><strong>Join a cause.</strong> Explore how Christ can make a difference in your career! Service assignments include advocacy, volunteer coordination, and technology education. Positions may be located in the Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn boroughs. The support committee is more than willing to explore new placements for volunteers who are looking for a specific experience.</p>





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