Chinook is home to a unique ecumenical ministry in rural north-central Montana. Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) will have the opportunity to live and work in a supportive community while participating in leadership and pastoral care placements with children, youth, and older adults. The rural town of Chinook is located in north-central Montana’s Hi-line and has a population of approximately 1200. Chinook is an agricultural-based community and is the county seat of Blaine County, population 6500. The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is 25 miles to the east, and the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is 50 miles to the southwest (in Hill County). The site of Chief Joseph’s famous surrender after his Nez Perce tribe’s 1500 mile fighting retreat is located south of Chinook at the Bear Paw Battlefield.