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SALT/YAMEN 2021-2022
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During SALT, MCC covers all living and work-related costs including:

• Travel (domestic and international)
• Orientation and re-entry retreats
• Housing
• Food and household expenses
• MCC retreat & team meetings
• Full medical coverage

Participants also receive a small monthly stipend for personal items (such as clothing, vacations, haircuts, etc.) and a small monthly worker care allowance to spend on renewing activities or items.

Participants also receive assistance with repaying student loans, if applicable.
 
Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a 11-month, cross-cultural service experience that runs from August 17, 2021- July 17, 2022. 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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, MCC continues to regularly assess each assignment and location to determine risk. Participants must be willing to abide by all safety protocols mandated by MCC. If for any reason a specific assignment is no longer viable, we will do our best to identify an alternative assignment.

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.

Some key competencies required include:

• Meet all the SALT participant criteria
• Flexible and adaptable to ongoing changes and situations
• Don’t come as experts, but are ready to serve and learn from others
• Strong desire to build healthy relationships
• Strong communication and conflict resolution skills
• Resilient, with good sense of humor and can laugh at one's mistakes
• Committed to learning a new language and open to a new culture and ways of doing things
• Willing to participate in a local church
Aug 17, 2021
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11 months
All SALTers must be:
  • Unmarried, without dependents
  • Canadian or U.S. citizen with primary residence in Canada or the U.S.
  • Between 18 & 30 years old
  • Willing to follow MCC’s lifestyle expectations
  • Committed to a personal Christian faith
  • Dedicated to nonviolent peacemaking
  • Actively participating in a Christian church or community
Any invitation to an assignment is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Most assignments 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.

All YAMENers must be:
  • Single, without children
  • Not a Canadian or U.S. citizen
  • Between 18 & 30 years old
  • Willing to follow MCC’s lifestyle expectations
  • Committed to a personal Christian faith
  • Dedicated to nonviolent peacemaking
  • Actively participating in a Christian church
  • Able to communicate well in English, and/or Spanish, and/or French
By living and serving in a new setting, the SALT/YAMEN programs seek 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 local partner organization
• 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 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.

YAMEN applicants must apply at the MCC office located in their home country.

SALTers are asked to fundraise a minimum contribution of $5000 USD for U.S. citizens and $6000 CAD for Canadian citizens 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 intentions 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 assignment.
 
Applicants apply to the SALT/YAMEN programs, and not to a specific position. During the 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 assignment description varies in work and responsibility. Most assignments involve serving alongside local partner organization assisting with their relief, development, or peace programming.

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.
More information about the SALT or YAMEN programs and policies can be found at mcc.org/salt or mcc.org/yamen
    
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