Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Prison Fellowship Canada (PFC) executes its vision through people, including our growing network of PFC Volunteers across Canada. Our volunteers serve by working with children and families, offenders, ex-offenders, victims, or through fundraising, donations, prayer and office support. There are many entry points and ways to be involved – and we are respectful of your comfort level.

"I think Prison Fellowship Canada is a wonderful ministry. I would certainly encourage anyone to get involved. If people don’t feel comfortable going into the prison, you can still be a pen pal. Or, you can still help a child go to camp or provide a child with Christmas gift on behalf of the incarcerated parent. There is an opportunity for anybody who would like to get involved.” - Janis Brewer, NB


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Here are some examples of how you might consider serving in this ministry:

In Prison Ministry (Inmates)

  • Join a local PFC chapter of volunteers at a local federal or provincial correctional institution.  Depending on the nature of PFC programming at the specific institution, this may include:
    • Leading bible study groups using curriculum provided by Prison Fellowship Canada
    • Conducting chapel services - testimony, music, teaching
    • Visiting offenders one-to-one for encouragement and support
  • Become a Pen Pal and encourage someone incarcerated through regular written correspondence. Visit our Pen Pal FAQ page to learn more.

Aftercare Ministry (Ex-Offenders)

  • Provide practical resources (clothing, gift certificates, food) for an offender being released into the community
  • Be part of a support circle for a recently released ex-offender
  • Help connect an ex-offender to a local church
  • Provide funding toward tuition and books for someone participating in the In The Loop program

Angel Tree (Families)

  • Sign up as an individual or church to sponsor one or more children with a gift at Christmas on behalf of the child's incarcerated parent.  You will be asked to buy, wrap and deliver the gift to the child's Caregiver in time for Christmas.
  • Provide funding for one or more children to attend camp through Angel Tree Camping
  • Help promote Angel Tree programs in your community
  • Mentor a teen or child at risk

Sycamore Tree (Victims)

  • Be part of a support circle for a victim of crime as part of their healing process

Other

  • Become a Financial Partner and sign up to make a one-time or recurring donation to support Prison Fellowship Canada
  • Become a Prayer Partner and sign up to receive our monthly prayer calendar
  • Provide administrative support to the PFC national office (Greater Toronto Area)