What kind of service makes a good Summerbridge assignment?

Summerbridge assignments should benefit both the workers and the communities in which they serve. You can get creative coming up with an assignment that’s a good fit!

Projects could include but are not limited to: providing organized activities for youth and children, teaching dance or art classes in local communities, working in an urban garden or acting as a pastoral intern. The possibilities are endless and should be suited to fit with the vision or dream of your church!

Who can apply for Summerbridge?

To apply to be a Summerbridger, you must be:

  • 17 years or older
  • Affiliated with a Mennonite or Be in Christ congregation

What are the qualifications for churches?

We partner with Mennonite or Be in Christ congregations that prioritize community building and Christian service, and encourage leadership development for people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

What are the financial arrangements?

Summerbridge participants will receive a stipend equalling minimum wage for each week (35 hours) that they participate in the program up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

The costs of running this program are shared by three partners: the provincial MCC office, MCC Canada and the sponsoring church.

The sponsoring church is responsible for managing the finances of the project.