Just Youth – Just Say Y.E.S – 2019/20

Image of Just Youth volunteers and Fr. David using funny props for a Christmas themed photobooth.
Image of Just Youth volunteers and Fr. David using funny props for a Christmas themed photobooth.

Starting in time for the next academic year, we are delighted to be introducing new volunteering placements with Just Youth. The placement will consist of a year working and living with us up in Salford, in and around Greater Manchester. Over the year, you’ll work as part of the team–as a youth minister–where you’ll be gaining for a whole range of skills and key life experiences as part of a diverse and international community.

From learning how to plan and prepare activities for excitable primary school children in the office to helping to deliver interactive game lessons to competitive secondary school pupils, you will get to know every part of the process. You will work with amazing young people from as young as 3 (in nursery) to as old as 19 (in sixth form), but you will also get plenty of opportunities to get involved with the local community as well whether it’s getting involved in the local parish or the Spiritan community. You will get to know our sister charity for refugees and asylum seekers Revive and get the opportunity to work with children with special educational needs, including disabilities, learning difficulties, and communication difficulties, like the wonderful students of St John Vianney.

You will live in a community house with people from all corners of the globe under one roof. For example, we have had community members from England, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Germany, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, and Vietnam of all different ages, vocations (including priests!), and skills. You will experience different cultures, languages, and cuisines as part of your daily routine. There isn’t a better way to get to know the world!

You will experience the highs and lows, smooth sails and rock roads, triumphs and tribulations of youth ministry. It may even help you to discern your future career whether it be in education, social work, or perhaps even religious vocation. It is the experience of a lifetime packed into one busy but exciting year!

As Just Youth is run by the Spiritans, there is also the opportunity to spend some time abroad with the Spiritans to discover the work that goes on outside the UK as well!

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DEADLINE (EXTENDED): 28 MAY 2019