Now recruiting: Faith in Action Volunteer 2017

15th June 2017 - by James Trewby

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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 volunColumban JPIC in Paristeers have said:

“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.”


“Being the ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ has 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)

If you have any questions or would like to speak to James (Columban Justice and Peace Education Worker), Mauricio (Columban Inter Religious Dialogue Coordinator) or previous volunteers please email

The closing date for applications is the 14th July 2017.

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

  FIA vol 2017-2018 Application (85.5 KiB, 314 hits)

  FIA vol 2017-2018 Role Description (371.7 KiB, 354 hits)