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

Apply for Summer 2022!

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

There are still a few available placements in the following countries: Paraguay, Bolivia, Canada, and Portugal.

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

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!

What volunteers have to say about us

My conclusion of this year is: I have learned so much! I have learned much about myself, I have gotten to know a new culture, I have learned much about my relationship with God, gotten to know new people, and so much more!


Portugal 2021

Through MDS, I had the opportunity to share God’s love with people in a practical way. I have noticed that practical love can move and change an incredible amount in people.


USA 2019

Above all, I was concerned with relationships during this time. Both the short-term encounters and the friendships that have lasted for years in the meantime have enriched and shaped me.


Thailand 2019

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.

MVS e.V. is solely responsible for the content on this website. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Engagement Global gGmbH and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Coordination and Development.