Christliche Dienste

We provide opportunities for voluntary service abroad. We are supported through the collaboration of Mennonite initiatives in social service, peace, and missions, and operates as a branch of Mennonite Voluntary Service, e.V.

For peace and reconciliation.

Christian love is a vital aspect of the Christian faith, and the basis of our relationship to all people, regardless of their belief, race, nationality, gender, and political point of view.

In about 80 workplaces

in 11 countries around the world our volunteers work with children, people needing special care and youth in large cities.

Our volunteers

build homes for homeless families, support missionaries, work in fair trade shops, in second-hand stores, in soup kitchens or in the storage and distribution of relief goods.

Latest News

Return Seminar 2021

The outgoing-volunteers are once again in Germany, and tomorrow is the start of our Return Seminar at Thomashof!

2021/22 Volunteers Departing!

The first 2021/22 volunteers have departed! There have already been flights to Thailand, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Portugal, and more are coming soon. We wish our volunteers God’s blessings, and a good arrival in their host countries!

Apply for Summer 2022!

Interested in doing voluntary service overseas starting in the summer of 2022?

The application process for the following placements has now begun: Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Canada, USA, Portugal, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, India, South Korea, and Thailand.

Information about the application process and application forms can be found here.

What volunteers have to say about us

There are a lot of bad things in the world, but there are also so many people helping one another … I see this here every day!


USA 2018

I feel like I’m in exactly the right place. I am very thankful to God for this year and that I am able to serve him and be a light to the kids here. I have learned so much in the last months, have grown incredibly in my faith and have experienced how powerful the love of God is.


Paraguay 2016

Small but significant experiences and successes give me the sense that I am serving God right where I’m meant to be. I am able to learn so much here socially, spiritually and practically, I just need to decide to be willing to learn.


Tanzania 2016

Mennonite Voluntary Service e. V. – Christliche Dienste

We are a member of the Service Action Group for Peace (AGDF) and of the Evangelical Forum for Development Voluntary Service (eFeF) and is also recognized as a sending agency for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Coordination and Development and for the International Youth Volunteer Service (IJFD) which is promoted by the German Federal Ministry for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth.

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