Put your faith into action, learning and serving with the Columbans!

The Columbans in Britain are delighted to be running their Faith in Action Programme once again and are welcoming applications from interested persons.

Advert for Faith in Action Volunteer position

The Columban ‘Faith in Action’ programme is an appointment for enthusiastic young adults to join the Columban Mission team in Britain and to explore their faith through active participation in mission and to give their time, skills and energy in support of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

The programme offers young adults the chance to put faith into action through projects and activities connected to refugees and asylum seekers, inter faith initiatives and justice and peace education.

Based in Birmingham, a lively and culturally diverse city with the youngest urban population in Europe, the volunteers will be accompanied by two experienced mentors.

The ideal candidates will have a sense of faith and belonging to the Christian community and be willing to reflect on their faith and its meaning. They will have a proven ability to relate to a wide variety of people and engage with different worldviews whilst immersing themselves within the lives of disadvantaged people.

In addition to this they will have experience of working with church groups and a passion for working with young people and engaging them in educational activities.

This is a year long programme which will commence in September 2023. The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd June 2023.

Completed application forms for this position should be emailed to: invitationtomission@columbans.co.uk


Our past volunteers have written material detailing their experience whilst volunteering as a Columban Faith in Action Volunteer.

Read their articles here