Each year since 1946, MCC has sent out a mobile meat canner, which MCC workers and volunteers use to preserve hundreds of thousands of cans of meat for communities in need across the globe. Canner operators travel with the meat canner to 34 different locations across the US and Canada, canning beef, turkey, and pork, Canners are responsible for all aspects of the project including: operating steam and pressure vessels, coordinating volunteers, maintaining and communicating USDA regulations, and the maintenance of all machinery in the canning process. Lifelong relationships are forged, opening new doors for life after canning. The Canning crew is typically a four-member team.

This short-term Canner opportunity is available to a married couple without dependent children. This opportunity is a fully-supported volunteer position that will be from January 2019 to May 2019.

Canner operators work 8 -12 hour days during the Canning Season, including Saturdays. When Canners are not on the road, they live with other volunteers in the Akron Connection Service Program. This is a service unit connected to MCC’s offices in Akron & Ephrata Pa.  In recent years the unit is typically between 10-15 adults, ages 20-70, and may include families with children.  Married couples and families live in MCC apartments while singles share a coed Unit House that is also our gathering place. 

Full time equivalent: 
Full time
4-5 months
Start date: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Akron, PA
Akron, PA
United States