Birmingham: Columbans seek new ‘Faith in Action’ Volunteer

Julia Corcoran, 2017 volunteer, with Columban lay missionaries

Julia Corcoran, 2017 volunteer, with Columban lay missionaries

By: James Trewby

The Columbans are seeking to appoint a new ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ to begin September 2017. This will be a year of personal development and growth based in Birmingham, putting faith into action through projects connected to refugees/asylum, inter religious dialogue, and justice and peace education.

The year will include a significant overseas visit (previous volunteers have visited the Philippines or the US/Mexico borderlands).
Our previous volunteers have said:

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

Anna: “Being the ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ was 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!”

The successful candidate will be a member of the Catholic Church, able to work well on their own and as part of a team. They will be 21 or above, have good communication and organisational skills, and be computer literate.

Provision: Volunteer package covering accommodation, travel expenses and £70 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 (11th September 2017 – 31st August 2018)

The closing date for applications is 14th July 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held on 25th July in Birmingham.

See application form and further details at: