MCC Photo/Alison Ralph

Fildred Mudenda working at the Spence Street Thrift Shop, where she works as part of MCC's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP).

Over the past 40 years, MCC Thrift Shops have generated over $320 million dollars to support the relief, development, and peacebuilding work of MCC in Ontario and around the world – all while diverting millions of pounds from landfills across North America. And it’s largely thanks to our amazing volunteers!

Over two thousand dedicated volunteers across our 14 shops help process over a million donations made to MCC Thrift Shops every year. “I love volunteering here,” said a long-term volunteer at Thrift on Kent. “I love the people, and I feel like I’m doing something good for the world from right here in my own hometown.”

There’s a number of ways that you can get involved at your local Thrift. From receiving donations to setting up the shop and working with customers, the efforts volunteers make all the difference.

Jan Martens Janzen is the MCC Ontario Thrift Development Officer. She says, “Every single day, our volunteers make a huge impact at their shops and around the world. They’re helping support clean drinking water and food security, peacebuilding education, trauma healing, sustainable development and disaster relief in over 55 countries – not to mention helping to create a fun and welcoming place for people to shop.”

Click here to see all the volunteer opportunities at your local MCC Thrift shop – we’d love to have you join our volunteer team!