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.

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Quality in Voluntary Service

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

“Go and learn!”

“Go and learn!” Christliche Dienste sends young people abroad into assignments that include both learning and service elements.

What volunteers have to say about us

This time here has already shaped, changed and influenced me so much. I could not be more grateful for what I am experiencing right now. Especially the challenges I am facing are a blessing for me. Sounds strange, but it’s true. I have been able to grow a lot, which I don’t take for granted. I am simply full of gratitude.


USA 2022

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.

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