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.
BC - Circle of Friends
MCC BC Office
Circle of Friends is a new pilot program of the Mennonite Central Committee BC, modelled after MCC Ontario's program, in which groups of 2-3 volunteers form a "circle of friends" around an individual transitioning from homelessness or shelter living back into the community.
BC - New Foundations Program Mentor
MCC BC (Head Office Address below, not location of program)
When newcomers arrive in Canada, the experience can be overwhelming. They must learn how to navigate everyday life in an unfamiliar country, with a different culture, different systems, and different customs. Finding their financial footing can be a challenge.
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. Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) volunteers meet with individuals with sexual offending histories, helping them transition back into communities.
Be a Thrift Shop Volunteer
MCC Ontario owns and operates seven not-for-profit thrift shops 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. In response to COVID-19, our Blanket Exercises are on hold, but we are happy to announce that our Niska program is once again looking for volunteers to help facilitate sales at events as health regulations permit.
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.
Meadowgreen Den Program Volunteer
MCC Saskatchewan Meadowgreen Den Program
MCC's Meadowgreen Den program delivers safe after school programming three to four times a week for close to 50 Newcomer, Indigenous and Settler children and youth (ages 3-15). We are looking for volunteers to help us run the following summer activities:
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.