From volunteering in a thrift shop to working with offenders, and from travelling the world to helping with maintenance, we have many volunteer opportunities—browse the list below to find one that's right for you.
MCC British Columbia - MCC Centre
Do you love to quilt? Do you have a creative eye for colour combinations and designing patterns? Come share your love of quilting with MCC by helping to create beautiful quilts to be sold at our annual festival. The quilting room is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Be a Growing Hope Farm Volunteer
Growing Hope Farm
Growing Hope Farm in urban Cambridge is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit initiative that produces fresh fruit, eggs and meat and gives job training for at-risk youth. They need help feeding goats, putting up fences, selling produce at market, making connections in the community and everything in between. All proceeds are donated to MCC.
Be a Material Resources Volunteer
Material Resources volunteers are the front line of our relief work around the world. Positions cover areas including receiving, packing and shipping material aid as well as sewing, fabric cutting and teaching skills to create beautiful blankets that are sent to people in crisis.
Be a Restorative Justice Volunteer
MCC’s Restorative Justice volunteers help individuals find healthy ways to deal with harm and conflict. Opportunities such as Blanket Making invites volunteers to support individuals during incarceration and as they return to the community. Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) volunteers meet with individuals with sexual offending histories, helping them transition back into communities.
Be a Thrift Shop or rePurpose Centre Volunteer
MCC Ontario owns and operates six not-for-profit thrift shops and a rePurpose Center in this province. Proceeds from these endeavours support local and global relief, development and peace projects of Mennonite Central Committee. Volunteers form the core workforce of the MCC Ontario Thrift Network and many positions are available. Be part of the MCC Thrift Network where every volunteer hour becomes a gift to the world!
Be a Walking with People in Poverty Volunteer
Volunteers with the People in Poverty program interested in developing relationships may join with a small group of 2-3 volunteers to form a "Circle of Friends" for an individual as they transition from homelessness and shelter living back into the Waterloo Region community. For the more hands-on volunteer, there is room in the kitchen of The Raw Carrot to work alongside our participants
Be an Indigenous Neighbours Volunteer
MCC Canada's Indigenous Neighbours program strives to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Volunteers assist in facilitating opportunities for MCC constituents through the Blanket Exercise and by supporting Indigenous Artisans through the Niska Pop-up Market.
Be an MCC Champion
Join the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Quilt Committee in raising over $100,000 for MCC's relief, development and peace work. Connect your local congregation to MCC as a volunteer Congregational Representative. Or help MCC to share our gratitude to all who contribute to the work of peace and justice through MCC as a Donor Services Volunteer.
Canadian Central Warehouse - Plum Coulee
Canadian Central Warehouse
The Canadian Central Warehouse ships material resources like comforters, hygiene kits, and canned meat to countries where MCC provides relief. If you're interested in a tangible way to help others, your volunteer efforts would be warmly welcomed at the warehouse in the following areas:
Circles of Support and Accountability
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is an MCC restorative justice project that works to help reduce the risk of re-offence by assisting and supporting persons with a history of sexual offences re-integrate back into the community and lead safe, responsible, and accountable lives.
Service au Soleil
Le programme de Service au Soleil dure entre 8 à 12 semaines et offre l’occasion aux jeunes adultes de divers arrière-plans culturels. Les participants sont rémunérés pour servir au sein de leur assemblée par le biais d’un projet d’Église leur permettant d’acquérir l’expérience du service chrétien.