Columban Faith in Action Volunteer – Now Recruiting

Faith in Action 2019-2020

The Columbans are seeking to appoint a new ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ to begin September 2019.

This is a year of personal development and growth based in Birmingham, putting faith into action through projects connected to refugees/asylum seekers, inter religious dialogue, and justice and peace education. 

The year includes a visit to learn about Columban mission in another culture (previous volunteers have visited the Philippines, the US/Mexico borderlands, Peru and South Korea).

Being the ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ has been an amazing, varied role with lots of opportunities to learn and grow in my understanding of justice and peace. I would highly recommend this role to anyone who wants to grow in their faith and understanding of how this can be actively lived. It’s a year of learning, collaborative working, varied experiences, work with young people and lots of fun!”

“I have really enjoyed my time with the Columbans. I have learnt so much about the church, justice and peace, missionaries, refugees/migrations, a number of different organisations and mostly I have learnt a lot about myself and what my strengths are.”

Provision: Volunteer package of covering accommodation, travel expenses and reimbursement of subsistence costs up to £90 per week
Hours: 35 hours per week (including some evenings and weekends which should be taken back in lieu)
Duration: Fixed-term for twelve months (9th September 2019 – 28th August 2020)

If you have any questions or wish to speak to a previous volunteer please email invitationtomission@columbans.co.uk

The closing date for applications is the 21st of June 2019.

Interviews are likely to be held on the 2nd of July in Birmingham. Travel expenses can be covered if required.

The Columbans reserve the right to change and amend this volunteer description/person specification in accordance with the changing requirements of the organisation.

ROLE DESCRIPTION Volunteer Role Description CFIA Vol 19-20

APPLICATION FORM FIA vol 2019 application form