First Mennonite Church Of San Francisco

Mennonite Voluntary Service

The Mennonite tradition - taking its lead from the life of Jesus - has long stressed service to others as an essential way to live out one's faith, and we at FMCSF follow in that tradition.

We support our Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) unit in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. The unit is home for a group of volunteers who serve full-time in local nonprofit agencies. This program is supported nationally by Mennonite Mission Network and is one of ten units across the country. 

This year MVSers are serving at DISH (Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing), The Gubbio Project and Homeless Prenatal Program.

Since 1975, volunteers have served in the San Francisco MVS program across a broad variety of placements and fields including:

Many MVSers also choose to stay in San Francisco after they complete their terms. Our congregation benefits greatly from their ongoing investment.