Tucsonhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/units/mennonite voluntary service/TucsonTucsonArizona<p>​<strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="">Tucson will be taking a sabbatical year off during the 2020-2021 MVS term. </span><br></strong></p><p><strong>Join a community.</strong> The Tucson MVS unit is located in a low-income neighborhood on the east side of town, on the same property as the church and a service placement opportunity. There are many free and low-cost activities around town, including canyon hiking, mountain hiking, festivals, community bike rides, contra dancing, concerts, shows, club soccer, and special events. The unit has two vehicles and commuter bikes for volunteers, and easy access to a main bike path.</p><p><strong>Join a congregation.</strong> Shalom Mennonite Fellowship is the supporting congregation for the Tucson MVS unit. Church members are supportive and involved with a variety of local nonprofits, including a community gardens, and centers for health care, homeless and food justice. Tucson’s location by the border makes it a hub for immigration work. The congregation has participated in meals for desert migrant trail walkers along migrant trails and delegations with Borderlinks. Shalom invites participants to join them in their informal and casual worship. Intergenerational friendships are encouraged as MVS and SOOP participants serve side-by-side. The strong connection with the SOOP program nearly doubles church attendance (80-100) in winter months.</p><p><strong>Join a cause.</strong> Previous participants have served with migrant and refugee services, housing and home repair, and food banks. MVSers have served by planting gardens, building wheelchair ramps, and leading border tours.</p>

 

 

 

 

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