Family Policies

Marriage/married couples:  Single volunteers are encouraged to postpone marriage until after completion of their service assignment.  When a volunteer wishes to be married during a term of service, they should discuss the implications of this decision with the Unit and Local Leadership before making definite plans.

Family additions:  Although the decision to have children is a private matter, it will have a major effect on the Unit.  Couples are encouraged to postpone plans to have or adopt a child until after their term of service.  MVSA covers the cost of contraceptives for married couples.  In case of pregnancy (planned or otherwise) during a MVSA term, the couple’s relationship to the program will be reviewed.  MVSA does notcover prenatal or childbirth expenses.


Couples Time Out:  MVSA recognizes that Unit living puts unusual demands on married couples.  Couples are encouraged to nurture their marriage by taking time away from the household together, attending marriage enrichment seminars, etc.  Interested couples should discuss these options with local leadership.  In some locations, couples may live in housing apart from the rest of the MVSA Unit.

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