Service Opportunities with our Partners (SOOP)

Service Opportunities with our Partners (SOOP) provides short-term service opportunities for families and adults of all ages.

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What is SOOP?

Share life’s experiences through service opportunities with our partners! SOOP provides short-term service opportunities for families and adults of all ages, and is designed to bring together the experiences and skills of adults with missional faith communities all across Canada and the U.S.

Through MCC, SOOP arranges short-term placements ranging from two weeks to two months.

There are about 70 SOOP sites throughout Canada and the U.S. SOOP staff and participants, along with local coordinators, discern the location, time and length of assignments that best fit current needs.

Frequently asked questions

  • Gleaning fruits and vegetables, processing and distributing to people in need
  • Maintenance, cooking or office work at numerous camps across Canada and the U.S.
  • Serving in a soup kitchen or packing products at a food bank
  • Working with community home repair projects
  • Working on a farm
  • Tutoring in after-school programs

At each SOOP location, there is a local coordinator who administers the program. They will be your contact person during the program and give you direction while you are on site.

While on assignment, participants engage with and learn from different people and communities. By sharing God’s love and compassion through hands-on work, SOOP volunteers walk alongside local partners as they seek to meet the needs of those they serve.

  • Canadian citizens (U.S. citizens can learn more here about how they can participate in SOOP through Mennonite Mission Network.)
  • Primary residence within Canada or the U.S.
  • At least 25 years old, includes families with children
  • Willing to follow SOOP’s statement of faith
  • Committed to a personal Christian faith

Some assignments will require successful completion of a criminal background check.

To learn more about the placement locations and lodging options, read the SOOP Catalogue attached below:

soop_catalogue.pdf (288.78 KB)

SOOP Catalogue

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