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 (page under construction)–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. In recent years, there have been seven nations under one roof: England, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Germany, Nigeria, Brazil, 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!

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 those with disabilities, cognitive difficulties, and neurological conditions–like the wonderful students of St John Vianney.

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 medicine. 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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