Columban Faith in Action Volunteer Programme

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

Faith in Action Volunteer Catherine helps out at St. Chad's Sanctuary in Birmingham, providing support and solidarity to refugees and asylum seekers.

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 live in community with others and will be accompanied by two experienced mentors.

Interested in becoming a Faith in Action Volunteer?

We are excited to be recruiting not one but two local young adult volunteers to embark on an year of personal development and growth beginning in September 2021.

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.

The closing date for applications is noon on the 14th May 2021 and interviews will likely be held online on the 10th June 2021.

Should you have any further questions or queries, or wish to speak to a previous volunteer, please email

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