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.

Columbans and school children hold a banner
Faith in Action Volunteers accompany James Trewby and Regional Director, Fr. John Boles to work in a local primary school.

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 two local young adult volunteers to embark on a year-long journey of personal development and growth running from 19th September 2022 – 31st August 2023.

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 Friday 1st July 2022.

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