International Volunteer Program for Nepali Christian Youth

Gina Li is a 2013-2014 YAMEN! participant serving with MCC partner Homemakers in Jos, Nigeria. Gina comes from China, loves serving in Nigeria, and has embraced both Homemakers and the Hausa language. Gina works with Margaret Ahmed (pictured with Gina), the Executive Director of Homemakers, doing accounting, writing blogs, developing new crafts and working with women. YAMEN is a joint program of MCC and Mennonite World Conference for young adults from countries other than Canada and the U.S. that places emphasis on expanding the fellowship among Anabaptist churches and developing young leaders around the globe. (MCC Photo/Dave Klassen)
Gina Li from China is a 2013-2014 YAMEN! participant serving with MCC partner Homemakers in Jos, Nigeria. Gina works with Margaret Ahmed (pictured with Gina), the Executive Director of Homemakers, doing accounting, writing blogs, developing new crafts and working with women. (MCC Photo/Dave Klassen)

MCC Nepal is looking for Nepali unmarried Christian youth (18-30 yrs) who are passionate about peace and community service to serve in 11-month volunteer internships from August 2016 to July 2017. Volunteers live in a new culture while serving in places like schools, farms, community agencies and day cares. Placements are in countries where MCC works around the world, including Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America. More information on these programs can be found at http://yamen.mcc.org/ and http://ivep.mcc.org/

The first step to apply for this program is to write an essay responding to the following questions, and submit it to MCC along with a recent CV:

How have you served or volunteered with your local community and church?

What is your personal vision for peacebuilding and community service in Nepal?

What are your thoughts on how the church can be more effective in serving the community?

Essays will be judged based on content, readability, originality, Biblical references, fluency of English language, and adherence to the below stated essay requirements.

Word count: 1,000 minimum to 1,500 maximum

File format: PDF

Submit essay and CV to: nepalinfo@mcc.org

Deadline to apply: October 11, 2015

The writers of the best essays will be invited for an interview at MCC’s office in Ekantakuna, Lalitpur.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Committed Christians who are active church members
  • Unmarried
  • Completion of a Plus two or intermediate degree in any field and enrolled for Bachelor degree study
  • Excellent English skills

Applications by women, members of marginalized ethnic/caste groups and residents of rural/remote areas are particularly encouraged.

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