Consider spending time living simply in community with others and working for social justice. The diversity of gifts that volunteers bring to a period of service and the gifts that they receive in return are invaluable to the ongoing process of partnership and empowerment which the following organizations strive to build.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the relief, service, and development agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches, has volunteer positions available in North America and in some 50 other countries. Domestic positions are for a two-year term, and international positions are for three years. In addition, there are weeklong domestic service experiences available in Appalachia, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. Leadership training is also available for minorities through Summer Service, Service Internship Program, and MCC Canada's summer Native Gardening program. Contact MCC, 21 South 12th St., P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500; (717) 859-1151.
Lutheran Service Corps (LSC) is an urban ministry committed to addressing issues of social and economic injustice in Omaha, Nebraska. In exchange for one year of service, LSC provides the volunteer with housing, food, work-related transportation, health insurance, a monthly stipend, and a long distance telephone allowance. The period of service begins in September 1995 and ends in July 1996. Positions include work with the Nebraska AIDS project, Women Against Violence Program, and the MICAH House Emergency Family Shelter. Contact LSC, 6220 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111; (402) 457-5890.
Habitat for Humanity is a group of committed individuals who build houses in partnership with those who cannot afford decent living quarters. Volunteers are needed in locations across the United States and in 40 developing nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands. In the United States, the period