Summer Intern

Summer Intern

Job Description
for Summer Intern

Job Category:  Children, Youth, and Outreach Ministry
Employment Type:  Full Time
(30 hours a week: Sunday to Thursday, some Fridays & Saturdays)
# of Openings:  2
Start and End Dates:  June 26 – August 27, 2023


Glencairn Church is looking for two youth and/or young adults to offer leadership and oversight to the children, youth, and administration ministries while also experiencing leadership development.


  1. Youth Ministry (5 hrs per week)
    • Plan, prepare, and lead games/activities
    • Connect with youth and develop relationships
    • Prepare and manage advertisements for youth and parents
  2. Vacation Bible Camp (40 hrs in July)
    • Work with the VBC team in developing the program
    • Help plan, organize, and set up event(s) for children in the community for a week of fun and learning
  3. Children’s Ministry (15 hrs per week)
    • Lead, and teach weekly children’s summer programs on Sunday mornings
    • Work with other leaders/helpers to plan and run programs
  4. Bridges (5 hrs per week)
    • Participate in a bi-monthly food bank for families in need
    • Collect and sort food on shelves, and help with food and clothing distribution
  5. Administration (5-10 hrs per week)
    • Support the church administrator in accomplishing tasks such as updating online content on social media and other platforms, website and database management, and programming registration
  6. Other Tasks (5-10 hrs per week)
    • Depending on interests and needs, other tasks could be considered that would support different church ministries
    • Possible support with other volunteer teams and events

Skills and Experience

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Must embrace the Confession of Faith of the Mennonite Brethren Church
  • Experience working with children and youth in a ministry context
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and teams of volunteers
  • Experience in helping organize events
  • Willingness and open to learn


Payment: Hourly wage (30 hours per week at minimum wage—$15.50/hour)

Application and Contact Information

Submit a resume and cover letter to Pastor Jon Cleland at or click the Apply Now button below.

Posting expires: June 4, 2023

About the Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Summer Intern position is made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs program, which is “an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market. This program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.” The individual must be 15 to 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period and may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period.

International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.