On this page you will find opportunities in Prince George and around the world that you can get involved in.

Opportunities in Prince George

apartmentWestwood Church helps support local families and individuals in the Pine Glen and Village Park apartments.

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Volunteers of all ages are needed to ensure the success of the following events:

  • Once a month socials such as barbeques or holiday activities
  • Once a week after school programs for both youth in elementary and high school.  We facilitate a safe, fun, and educational environment where kids can come and work on homework and play board games. This is also intended to connect the youth with their neighbours.  
  • Bi-weekly Block Watch activities. Community safety is a concern for many of the individuals living in the apartments. This will be a fun opportunity to go for a walk together and establish relationships with each other while building trust and promoting safety within the community.
  • As needed support and donations to furnish apartments with basic furniture or items. If you would like to be placed on an email list and notified when there are needs or if you would like to help people move in, decorate or help someone organize their apartment please email Andrew at andrewardell@mccbc.ca

For event times, questions, or suggestions please feel free to contact Andrew at 250-640-3415 or email at andrewardell@mccbc.ca

635997871834863234-ydr-cd-052516-prison-reading-5Two-thirds of female inmates are mothers. The vast majority of these are single parents are living below the poverty line. It is vital for the long-term success of both mother and child that they have ongoing opportunities to bond. Westwood Church in partnership with the EFry Vancouver offers helps women at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre keep in touch with their families.
Westwood’s Reading Program brings parents and children together through the power of reading. EFry supplies new, age-appropriate books and Westwood Volunteers record inmate parents reading them aloud. The book and the recordings are then sent to their children, giving them an opportunity to share a story together.
Contact: Pastor Craig
craig@westwoodchurch.bc.ca / 250-562-3711
fatherless_headerOne of the greatest social needs in Canada is fatherlessness. Statistics will over and over again show the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits when a father is actively involved in the life of his child. In 2004, Canada had over 1.3 million single parent families – 81% of these families were led by women (source: www.imfcanada.org / Statistics Canada).
The goal of The Fatherless Project is to challenge and equip men to be part of the solution to the problem of fatherlessness by mentoring a boy in need.
Contact:
Pastor Craig
craig@westwoodchurch.bc.ca / 250-562-3711
logoheaderWestwood School is the community school behind Westwood Church. There are a number of vulnerable students and families at the school so each year we try to help out in some ways. In the fall we help by purchasing extra supplies for teachers to give to students who may not have been able to afford good quality items. In November we like to help with warm winter clothing such as jackets, snow pants, toques, and mittens. In late November and December, as part of the Christmas Hampers program, teachers and principals from a number of schools help us identify families who we can bless with a hamper to help make their Christmas more enjoyable. In the spring, Westwood School staff identify playground equipment we can purchase so that kids can enjoy recess and lunchtime activities. This year we are starting a reading program. If you like to read or be read to by children, please consider helping in this way. We will be starting the reading program some time in January. Please contact Rob Larson for more information or to sign up for the reading program. (rob@westwoodchurch.bc.ca / 250-562-3711)
900px-flag_of_syria-svgThere are a number of Syrian families in Prince George who simply need friendship and support as they transition into Prince George.

A few of the needs are:

  • Help with transportation
  • Teaching English
  • Driving lessons
  • Inviting them to our homes and visiting them

Opportunities Around the World

soar-heartlandSOAR gives you the opportunity to experience God’s love for a city in North America. Your eyes will be opened. Your heart will be changed. Whether you come on your own or with a team, you’ll work closely with inner-city churches and ministries that are seeing the life-changing power of God at work in peoples’ lives. Be a part of introducing others to the One who says, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11.25). You’ll be amazed at what God can do in you and through you in ten days.
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action-franceIt’s time to take the next step! Join us for a one-month adventure in a foreign country and put your faith into action. We’ll provide you with essential training and prepare you for effective service, but you’ll need to learn trust and be ready to take risks. ACTION is all about encountering the One who says,“I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14.6). You’ll never regret taking this opportunity.
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trekMore than a short-term mission experience, TREK is an intense discipleship-in-mission opportunity that puts you in the trenches with long-term workers overseas. You choose between the ten-month BC program or the eight-month Central Canada program. Either way, you join hands with like-minded believers and dive deep into what it means to surrender to Jesus and live for others. The life you embrace on TREK will ruin you for the ordinary forever.
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focusWhy are you here?
Are you considering a step of risk-taking obedience in the direction of long-term global work?
MB Mission prepares healthy disciples and missional leaders to engage in holistic church planting that transforms communities among the least reached. Serving with us long-term brings you into FOCUS, our pathway for developing global workers. FOCUS begins with a three-year apprenticeship overseas and continues with resourcing for a life of faithful service.
Is God’s call on your life coming into focus?

Connect with us to learn more and take the next step.
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