Seeking ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ 2018/19

2nd May 2018 - by James Trewby

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The Columbans are seeking to appoint a new ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ to begin in September 2018.

This is 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 includes a visit to learn about Columban mission in another culture (previous volunteers have visited the Philippines, the US/Mexico borderlands, Peru and South Korea).

Columban JPIC in Paris “I have really enjoyed my time with the Columbans. I have learnt so much about the church, justice and peace, missionaries, refugees, migration, a number of different organisations and mostly I have learnt a lot about myself and what my strengths are.”

Julia, Faith in Action volunteer 2015/16
Photo: Paris climate talks, Dec 2015

“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 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 fun!” 

Anna, Faith in Action volunteer 2014/15

Provision: Volunteer package covering accommodation, travel expenses and £90 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 (10th September 2018 – 31st August 2019)

If you have any questions or wish to speak to a previous volunteer please email

The closing date for applications is the 15th of June 2018.

Interviews are likely to be on 22nd of June in Birmingham. Travel expenses can be covered if required.

The Columbans reserve the right to change and amend this volunteer description/person specification in accordance with the changing requirements of the organisation.

  Role_Description_CFIA_Vol_18-19.pdf (494.8 KiB, 61 hits)

  Faith_in_Action_2018_ad.pdf (1.4 MiB, 36 hits)

  FIA_vol_2018_application_form.doc (609.5 KiB, 38 hits)