Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities at the General Council and Regional Council Offices can be found below. Visit your local Regional Council website for local opportunities, or ChurchHub.ca for ministry personnel or Community of Faith vacancies across Canada.

The Office of Vocation in the Ministry and Employment Unit of The United Church of Canada is seeking an individual to fill the role of Office of Vocation Minister, Canadian Shield and Shining Waters Regional Councils on a full-time (35 hours/week) permanent basis.Read more
Opening Date:
November 29, 2019
Closing Date:
January 8, 2020

Committee Vacancies

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the United Church. At the national level, various committees and task groups rely on the wisdom and God-given talents that committed individuals bring to these positions. Some feel they are answering a spiritual call when they apply for these positions; others have been nominated by friends and colleagues who recognize that their abilities are just what the church needs.

If you know someone who should be considered for one of these roles, or if you want to lend your own unique talents to the church, let us know. Diversity—in terms of racial and ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, geographical location, vocation or economic status—makes us strong, as the church is committed to proactively address inequities and historic patterns of exclusion.

Office of Vocation: Candidacy Boards (various vacancies as indicated) We are seeking several individuals to serve on the various Candidacy Boards of the Office of Vocation. Each Candidacy Board has noted the particular expertise or identities that would strengthen the current complement of members The Office of Vocation is the body in the United Church’s structure that supports the accreditation of ministry personnel. It supports the processes for the discernment and training of ministry personnel, the determination of their fitness/readiness for accreditation, the fulfillment of continuing education standards, and the formal processes for oversight and discipline of ministry personnel.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
Indigenous Candidacy Board (5 vacancies) The National Indigenous Council is seeking up to five additional members to serve on the Indigenous Candidacy Board, including graduates of the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre and its predecessors, Diaconal and Designated Lay Ministers, and lay people. The candidacy boards are commissions of the Board of Vocation and will have the responsibilities outlined in the Candidacy Pathway including, but not limited to, naming candidates, terminating candidacy, and determining readiness for accreditation for ordination; and commissioning to the diaconal ministry and recognizing designated lay ministers.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
Indigenous Justice Advisory Group (3 vacancies – non-Indigenous) The Indigenous Justice Advisory Group advises the National Indigenous Organization and the General Council Executive on matters related to Indigenous justice, the legacy of residential schools, and the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This will encompass legal requirements, pastoral care, communication, healing, advocacy, education, reflection, spiritual renewal, and building right relations. The Advisory Group will remind The United Church of Canada that the ministry of healing and reconciliation belongs to the whole church.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
Indigenous Justice Advisory Group (3 vacancies) The Indigenous Justice Advisory Group advises the National Indigenous Organization and the General Council Executive on matters related to Indigenous justice, the legacy of residential schools, and the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This will encompass legal requirements, pastoral care, communication, healing, advocacy, education, reflection, spiritual renewal, and building right relations. The Advisory Group will remind The United Church of Canada that the ministry of healing and reconciliation belongs to the whole church.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
Healing Programs Working Group (4 vacancies) The Healing Programs Working Group works to support the vision of whole and balanced Indigenous communities by providing grants for education, culture and language initiatives for healing and leadership development. The working group receives and discerns applications for several grants including: Healing Fund, Alvin Dixon Memorial Bursary Fund, Dorothy Jenkins Estate Fund and the Endowment Fund for Indigenous Post Secondary Education.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
Mission Support Working Group (6 vacancies) The Mission Support Working Group will assess applications from Indigenous Communities of faith and apportion grant requests in accordance with the current strategy. Amongst other responsibilities, the working group prepares quarterly report narratives, develops an effective communication strategy, and ensures that the policies and procedures related to Mission Support grants are aligned with the principles and values outlined in the Calls to the Church.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
Real Property and Capital Plan Working Group (6 vacancies) The Real Property and Capital Plan Working Group receives and renews applications for real property renovations from the Indigenous Communities of faith with nationally owned properties. The members of the Working Group recognize and hold that this work is a ministry of stewardship. The contributions of volunteers build up the Body of Christ. In this caring for the Body we care for our communities and for each other. We hold dear the Seven Sacred Teachings of love, wisdom, honesty, respect, courage, humility, and truth, and scripture.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020
The Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee is seeking a person who is engaged in teaching—full time, part-time, or adjunct—at a United Church Theological school or college. The committee facilitates the church in expressing its longing for God, its theological identity, and its commitment to whole-world ecumenism. The work of this committee is guided by the theological documents approved by the General Council.Read more
Opening Date:
December 2, 2019
Closing Date:
January 23, 2020

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities are posted periodically. Please check back for updates.

Companion in Mission | 3 months | Paid - Stipend |Read more
Opening Date:
September 25, 2019
Closing Date:
December 16, 2019
Are you 19‒25 years old and interested in exploring your call to ministry? Consider becoming an Explorer! Are you a community of faith that would like to host a young adult who is considering ministry? Consider becoming a Host Site!Read more
Opening Date:
November 22, 2019
Closing Date:
December 16, 2019
Un pèlerinage | du 10 au 21 juin 2020 | 3900 $Read more
Opening Date:
November 27, 2019
Closing Date:
February 15, 2020
Offered in partnership with the Atlantic School of Theology, this diploma provides lifelong learning opportunities to people in leadership positions with a passion for mission. The United Church particularly encourages expressions of interest for this opportunity from persons who identify as racialized for this pilot cohort.Read more
Opening Date:
October 15, 2019
Closing Date:
March 31, 2020