Serving and Learning Together (SALT)
Mennonite Central Committee

Name of Organization: SALT Program (MCC)

Address of Organization: 1038 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, M4C 4C4

Website: Website

Contact Person: Cath Woolner.

Phone: 519-745-8458.

Email: Cath Woolner.

Work of organization: Mennonite Central Committee(MCC)shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation. Working in 60+ countries around the world, MCC's priorities are:

  • Disaster relief
  • Sustainable community development
  • Justice and peace-building

    The Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program, is a unique year-long, cross-cultural immersion experience for Christian young adults from the United States and Canada. Service assignments are available in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean and the Middle East.

    The SALT program seeks to further:
  • International goodwill and understanding through experiencing life outside of one's cultural, economic and social milieu
  • International reconciliation and peace-building by encouraging participants to act as bridge-builders between their home and host communities
  • Personal commitment to the world-wide church via participation and sharing in the life of Christian communities around the world
  • Participants should be open to spiritual, personal and professional growth

    Kinds of internships: To view current assignments see here.

    Desirable skills: Participants in the SALT program need to be single, 18 to 27 years old, U.S. or Canadian citizens, actively participating in the life of a Christian church and committed to non-violent peacemaking.

    Number of internships: 60.

    Location of internships: International.

    Duration of internships: 11 months.

    Costs: $4800.

    Accommodation: Typically home stays within communities that MCC work alongside.

    Insurance: No.

    Medical coverage: Yes (Included in costs of SALT program).

    Training: Yes.

    Evaluation: Yes.

    Volunteering: N/A.

    Faith Statement:
    We believe in Jesus Christ, God's son, as the revelation of God as Saviour and Lord of all who accept Jesus Christ by faith.
    We believe that the Christian church is composed of those who commit themselves to live under Christ's lordship and to share with each other.
    Christian love is a central quality of the Christian faith and becomes the basis for our relationship with all people regardless of creed, ethnic origin, nationality, gender or political view. Our response to human conflict, injustice, war and racial tension is based on the biblical teachings of nonviolence. The service ministry of the Mennonite Central Committee is established as a positive expression of this understanding.
    Worker recruitment and eligibility policies will include three key criteria: Christian statement of faith; membership and participation in a local Christian church;
    and a belief in peacemaking as a call of obedience to God's love of humankind. These elements are occupational qualifications necessary for carrying out MCC's programs.

    Application Form: Form.

    Deadline: See here.