|SALT Program 2020-2021|
|Serving and Learning Together (SALT) Program:
Though SALT, Christian young adults from Canada and the U.S. serve internationally in a wide variety of positions in fields like education, agriculture, health care, information technology, peace and more. These diverse assignments are available in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and Central America and the Middle East.
Most SALT positions are cross-listed with YAMEN, a 11-month service opportunity for young, Christian adults from outside the U.S. and Canada. Prospective YAMEN applicants must apply directly at the MCC office based in their home country. During their assignments SALT/YAMEN participants are immersed in another culture, living with host families or in communal settings such as dormitories or teacher housing.
For 2020-21, the Seek program will be in Israel-Palestine. Seek is a 11-month, cross-cultural service experience that runs from August 11, 2020- July 17, 2021.
|Aug 11, 2020|
All SALTers must be:
1] Unmarried, without dependents
2] Canadian or U.S. citizen with primary residence in Canada or the U.S.
3] Between 18 & 30 years old
4] Willing to follow MCC’s lifestyle expectations
6] Committed to a personal Christian faith
7] Dedicated to nonviolent peacemaking
8] Actively participating in a church
NOTE: Any invitation to a SALT assignment is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check.
|SALT is a 11-month, cross-cultural service experience that runs from August 11, 2020- July 17, 2021.
By living and serving in a new setting, the SALT program aims to:
• Promote a theology of service that encourages growth as global citizens active in social justice and peacemaking
• Provide opportunities for learning and mutual transformation through the development of intercultural skills
• Foster opportunities for spiritual growth, appreciation of Anabaptist values and involvement in the local and global church
• Explore and develop skills while cultivating an increased sense of vocation by serving alongside a partner organization
SALT applications from those who are citizens of Canada and the U.S. are accepted each fall but only those received before February 15 are guaranteed to be considered for a placement in the same year. The earlier we receive your application, the greater your chances of being placed in your preferred assignment as we start the placement process each January and finish around late May.
Applicants who are not citizens of Canada and the U.S. must apply at the MCC office located in their home country.
SALT participants from Canada and the U.S. are asked to fundraise a minimum contribution due before the beginning of the SALT term in August. MCC then covers all travel, food, accommodations, orientation and retreat costs, and full medical insurance. We strongly believe that finances should not deter you from serving. If you are not able to raise the minimum amount, please contact us to discuss your options.
MCC provides a modest monthly stipend and worker renewal funds to assist with any personal expenses during your term and will assist with student loan payments during service, if applicable.
If planning to use SALT as an internship/practicum, you must inform the SALT Coordinator of this intention during the application process to ensure we can meet the requirements of your educational institution. It is your responsibility to ensure SALT meets the requirements of your program before accepting an invitation to serve with MCC.
|Applicants apply to the SALT program, and not to a specific position.
During the SALT placement process, we solicit your assignment preferences and work to help secure an invitation to serve in an assignment that meets your skills, experience, and interest as well as our local partner needs. Each SALT assignment description varies in work and responsibility. Most assignments involve serving alongside local partner organization assisting with their relief, development, or peace programming.
Note: While we do our best to determine and outline job responsibilities with our local partner organizations, duties may change or be refined over time in communication with supervisors to meet the ongoing dynamics and needs within a local context. As such, the greatest characteristics a participant can bring to an assignment are adaptability, flexibility, patience, a willingness to get your hands dirty, and humility to complete even mundane tasks.