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

All Positions for Summer 2021 Filled!

Currently, we have no more available placements for volunteers for service assignments starting in summer 2021.

The next application phase, for service assignments starting in summer 2022, will begin in August 2021!

Application forms and more information can be found here.

Update: Incoming and Outgoing Volunteers

Volunteers in our outgoing program have begun preparations for beginning service assignments in Summer 2021. Our newest incoming volunteers began their service assignments in Germany in February 2021.

Proven quality


Demonstrating high quality in organizing and providing voluntary service opportunities, Christliche Dienste bears the Quifd quality seal for sending organizations in international voluntary service.

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!

Micha

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.

Janika

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.

Hanna

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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