Organisations & opportunities

Organisations

Youth 2000

‘Youth 2000 is an international spiritual initiative established to draw young people to a deep and lasting union with Jesus Christ, placing the Eucharist “the source and summit of the Christian life” at the centre of its mission. Central to the ministry of Youth 2000 is that its events are “run by young people for young people” and this method of peer to peer ministry, where young people bear witness to and serve their own age group, both in word and action, lies at the heart of its success.’

The Alliance of Pro-Life Students

We aim to build, support and connect pro-life student societies in universities across Great Britain, helping to build a culture where every human life is seen as unique and irreplaceable.

The Catholic Medical Association

We support excellent ethical healthcare, which fully respects the value and dignity of all persons, in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church. Get involved today: for professional support, access to informed opinion, and to have an effective voice within government, the Church and the public sphere.

SVP Young Adults (​​The Society of St Vincent de Paul)

If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 with a heart for living a Christian life of charity then this is the place for you. SVP Young Adults is the apostolate for all young people wishing to live a life of Vincentian charity. Members join together in parish young adult conferences (groups) to pray together, develop Christian friendships, and to go out into their villages, towns and cities to serve those living in poverty.

YouCAN (Young Catholic Adult Network)

The Young Catholic Adult Network, YouCAN, is a grouping of young Catholic adults aged between 18 to 35ish living in the UK, together with organisations that work with them.

CAFOD Young Adults

We are part of one of the largest aid networks in the world. Because of our global reach and local presence, together we have the potential to reach everyone. You can be the change you want to see in the world. Learn more, raise awareness, take action, fundraise and pray with us to make a real difference.

The Society of Catholic Artists

The Society of Catholic Artists is for those engaged as professional or amateurs in the various disciplines of the Visual Arts, and for all those who recognize the value of the artist as an evangelist assisting in the pastoral work of the church.

Volunteering and gap year opportunities

Become a NET Ministries missionary

NET Ministries sends out teams of young Catholic missionaries to lead retreats for young Catholics. NET currently operates in the USA, Ireland, Canada and Scotland.

Volunteer with HCPT, The Pilgrimage Trust

HCPT is a registered charity offering pilgrimage holidays, to Lourdes in the south of France, for disabled and disadvantaged people from around the UK and further afield. There are many ways that you can volunteer and support the work that we do. Whether you donate to us, help with fundraising, or travel with us on Easter or Summer pilgrimages you make a real difference to the disabled and disadvantaged people.

Train at the Craig Lodge Mission House

Craig Lodge's new Mission House offers a nine-month programme, for anyone between the ages of 18-30, that sets out to form spirit-filled evangelisers for the renewal of the Church.

Join a Diocesan retreat centre or youth ministry team

Here are some of the gap year opportunities available in the Diocesan retreat centres and youth ministry teams.

Become a Worth School forerunner

The Forerunners are a team of youth ministers who work in collaboration with the monastic community and the chaplains in the School. The Forerunners at Worth seek to awaken dignity in young people by helping them discover their God-given identity.

Try the Columbans Faith in Action volunteer programme

The Columban ‘Faith in Action’ programme is an appointment for enthusiastic young adults to join the Columban Mission team in Britain, to explore their faith through active participation in mission and to give their time, skills and energy in support of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Join the Youth 2000 Mission team

Why not become a Mission Team Member? The work of Youth 2000 is only made possible through a team of approximately 100 young adults who volunteer to serve the mission of Youth 2000. The Mission Team come from all walks of life and faith experiences and each brings their strengths and struggles together to form an authentically loving community.

Join the Ascent team

Each year we take on a number of new team members who, after a period of training, are equipped to accompany a cohort of young people for three years. We also have a complementary Events Team, who are responsible for planning and facilitating the weekend retreats and other events - including logistics, leading worship, organising social times, prayer, and teaching.

Volunteer with Aid to the Church in Need

Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.’ ‘Our volunteers are an important - and very welcome! - part of our team at Aid to the Church in need. Whatever your background and no matter whether you only have one or two hours a week to spare, we would be pleased to hear from you.