San Antoniohttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/San AntonioSan AntonioTexas<p><strong>Join a community.</strong> With a beautiful and expansive cityscape, San Antonio is the perfect blend of large city and small town. The city is full of energy, culture, history and fun, but also provides smaller communities to jump into. For MVSers, church and community easily become one in the same. </p><p>Located in the historic King William and the Southtown Arts District, the MVS house is right around the corner from San Antonio Mennonite Church, the Riverwalk, wonderful coffee shops, and the bright and bold downtown. Year-round festivals, the annual Fiesta celebration, the Spurs, and beautiful warm weather ensure plenty of entertainment. While the bus system and bike-friendly streets provide great local transportation, the unit also shares a car to visit some further locations such as Austin, Big Bend National Park, unique parks, lakes, and rivers, and other interesting little towns. MVSers enjoy being close to many grocery stores and cheap restaurants. San Antonio has an incredible food scene: from breakfast tacos to barbecue, there is something for everyone!</p><p><strong>Join a congregation.</strong> A small and committed congregation, San Antonio Mennonite Church is a group of Anabaptist believers that provides a place for everyone. MVSers are invited to integrate fully by sharing their gifts, strengthening leadership skills, and participating in social events.</p><p>The congregation comes from different backgrounds and experiences, including many former MVSers. It is "an open and affirming congregation, welcoming into the full life and ministry of the church persons of every race, immigration status, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and economic status who seek to join us in following Jesus." As such, many church members advocate for immigration reform, education, and economic equality through their work and their lives. The MVS home is owned by the church and with the MVSers on the upstairs floor, the bottom level is used as a shelter for immigrant families released from detention. Coordinated by the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, this partnership connects the congregation with the broader faith community, and MVSers are welcome to participate when desired, whether by volunteering downstairs or just playing with the kids.</p><p><strong>Join a cause.</strong> San Antonio hosts many nonprofits; from large national organizations to smaller grassroots community movements. Some placements include RAICES, a non-profit law firm that advocates for immigrants and resettles refugees, Catholic Charities, a health and human services organization, as well as educational and homeless programs.  No matter where you choose to serve, you'll be engaged with real issues, impacting real lives.</p>

 

 

Legal Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/527367/Legal AssistantLegal AssistantRAICESSan Antonio, Texas
Director of After school program and Development Assistanthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536212/Director of After school program and Development AssistantDirector of After school program and Development AssistantInner City DevelopmentSan Antonio, Texas
Intake and Outreach Paralegalhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535052/Intake and Outreach ParalegalIntake and Outreach ParalegalTexas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)San Antonio, Texas
Case Aidehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/509495/Case AideCase AideCatholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.San Antonio, Texas
Family Advocatehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535650/Family AdvocateFamily AdvocateRAICESSan Antonio, Texas

 

 

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