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Yearlong Volunteer Program

The MDS Yearlong Volunteer Program provides a service opportunity for volunteers to enhance their leadership skills and to help bring people home after disasters.

 Program Highlights:

  • Volunteers serve in a cohort from August – July at various MDS projects across the U.S. & Canada.
  • Build meaningful relationships with disaster survivors and other volunteers as you serve.
  • Experience multiple cultures and communities across the U.S. & Canada.
  • Volunteers grow in their leadership skills, eventually serving as an MDS Leadership Volunteer.
  • MDS provides training, food, lodging, travel expenses, tools, meaningful work, and support for the entire year.
  • Applicants must complete an application process that includes an application, interview, references, and background check.
  • Applicants must be a Christian and an active participant in a church. 
  • Applicants should be at least 19 years old and at least one year out of high school.

For more information or to apply, click the link below or contact the MDS office in your country. 

Applications are due by June 15 each year.

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Cody Hurst, volunteer for PA, holds a door frame for trimming by a volunteer from Eastern Europe.

“I want to spend a year of my life for God. He led me to MDS, so here I am, helping people to get a better life, to rebuild homes.”

— Marco Tissen, 20, of Minden, Germany
2018-2019 Yearlong Volunteer