Being the hands and feet of Jesus

Y-Serve (Young People’s Christian Association) is the longest-running student organization at EMU! We are students eager to offer service to our community and beyond. Our goal is to serve others as the hands and feet of Jesus. 

Jesus answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live.
Luke 10:27, 28b

Upcoming Service Project Opportunities

More current and upcoming opportunities


  • GAP: Grandparent Adoption Program at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center (VMRC) Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. in the VMRC Woodland Community (interested students must complete volunteer training)
  • Kid’s Club, a neighborhood children’s ministry connected to various congregations. For more information about volunteering contact Seth Crissman, Kid's Club Coordinator.
  • Spring Service Days in the EMU neighborhood- Saturdays in March and April in the EMU neighborhood. Please fill out this form to request a Y-Serve group for Spring Service Day Fundraiser.

Fall and Spring Break Y-Trips

Y-Trips build friendships through serving others in locations across the east coast and the south. The calendar above includes information on this year's Y-Trips. 

More Local Service Opportunities


Limited scholarships are available to help students participate in workshops, seminars and conferences related to Christian service.

Want to get involved? email y-serve@emu.edu or call 540-432-4115.

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