volunteering

JM volunteer Hattie with children at Meerim Nuru, Kyrgyzstan
Jesuit Missions – in partnership with Progressio ICS – offers a range of volunteering opportunities for young people who want to work in programmes (many of them Jesuit-led) in various parts of the world. Cecily, for instance, joined local teenage volunteers in Honduras to complete the opening of a cafe in the community; while Hugh, as part of his gap year, travelled to Dodoma, Tanzania, where he volunteered at Saint Ignatius Primary School.One of the most recent JM volunteers to...
Heather Burke is a regular with London Jesuit Volunteers and shares her thoughts and experiences.My interest in volunteer work started while attending the Jesuit Georgetown University in Washington DC, where the Ignatian ethos of "men and women for others" was ingrained in me. I tutored primary school students and tried to share my love of reading. When I moved to London with work in 2011, I wanted to get outside my comfort zone and find an opportunity to continue giving back to the...
Gaining new perspectives : volunteering abroad with Jesuit MissionsFor over 20 years Jesuit Missions has been running a programme for adults to volunteer their skills and talents with communities in need around the world.Cecily Aldington from Wimbledon has just returned from three months in Honduras where she lived and worked in El Carrizal, a village of about 100 households in the rural west of the country.  As a member of a team of twelve volunteers, six  Honduran and six British,...
Peace Garden Volunteers needed
We are building a peace garden adjoining our refugee centre. Due to a change in plans we have a sudden need of volunteers.The garden is being built 14th-16th March & 21st- 23rd March, between 9pm - 5pm.If you are free at all between these times and can help with;• Moving earth• Constructing raised beds• Planting• Refurbishing furnitureWe would LOVE to have you. Lunch and transport costs are provided.Please contact Rebecca below to arrange a time:Rebecca GormallyTel:  07802883950 or...
A Manchester University student who is regular volunteer at the Catholic Chaplaincy has been recognised as the University’s Volunteer of the Year. Cecilia Medupin has not only been an active volunteer herself but she also tried to motivate and encourage other students to get involved in initiatives that help the local community.Among her many voluntary activities, Cecilia assists at Holy Name Church, participates in the student-led food bank and in the distribution of food to the homeless, and...
Pope Francis with crowds of children
Mike Guilfoyle, talks about his experience as a JRS volunteer.Following my departure from having completed a twenty year ' stretch ' working as a front -line Probation Officer in London in 2010. I started to look around for new and energising pathways into working outside the statutory sector and in particular fulfilling a long standing interest in working as a Volunteer. After experiencing some unexpected setbacks, I was informed by one well known charity having made what I took to be a...