Volunteer overseas

Opportunities to volunteer with a faith-based organisation

The Lay Missionary and Volunteer Network is a group of Catholic volunteer and missionary organisations, responding to the Spirit, committed to participating in new ways of authentic partnership in mission, promoting the integrity of each person, culture and whole of creation.

Each organisation sends volunteers to work overseas. Further information on each volunteering programme with details of length of service, age range and contact details below.

Organisation Length Age Website Email

Assumption Volunteers
An exhange of gifts and skills in poor communities around the world and UK in projects connected to the Assumption Sisters

1 year 20+ assumptionvolunteers.org.uk vc@assumptionvolunteers.org.uk

Bosco Volunteering Action
Learning through action; serving the young and the poor alongside worldwide Salesian communities.

18 months - 2 years 18+ boscovolunteeraction.co.uk bova@salesianyouthministry.com
Step into the Gap (CAFOD/Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
Placement in a school, youth project, parish or university in the UK with a 4-week experience in the global south.
1 year 18-30 cafod.org.uk/gapyear youngleadership@cafod.org.uk
Columban Lay Mission
Called by faith to share lives with the poor and marginalised. Pastoral work, education, health, inter-faith etc.
3 years 23-40 columbans.co.uk clmuk@columbans.co.uk
Jesuit Missions Volunteering
Serve the poorest in schools, orphanages, parishes and health-care in Africa, Asia and South America. Also 10-week opportunities for ages 18-25.
6months - 2 years 18+ jesuitmissions.org info@gbjm.org
Lasallian Developing World Projects
Work projects for young people. Building schools and helping students in Africa and Asia.
Five-week group projects July-August 18+ delasalle.org.uk ldwpuk@hotmail.com
Mill Hill Associates
Lay Associates in mission in Africa and Asia with Mill Hill priests and brothers. 
3 years (some can be shorter placements)  21-60 millhillmissionaries.com dermotbyrne@gmail.com
Ursuline Links
Volunteer in day camps, social justice projects, rebuilding homes in the UK and abroad with the Ursulines.
1 week - 1 year 17+ ursulinelinks.co.uk ogradyb@live.co.uk
Volunteer with Passionist communities in Spanish-speaking Peru, Argentina and Chile.
3, 6 or 12 months 18+ volunteeringcp.wordpress.com suerix@btinternet.com
Volunteer Missionary Movement
Skilled and qualified lay people to share their lives in development projects in Africa.
2 years 21+ vmm.org.uk vmm@hope.ac.uk