Here is an overview of the programme we run for the volunteers:
The programme runs from September through June
Volunteers live in accommodation provided by the Charity. The house supplies the basics for daily living including a computer and internet access.
We operate in various communities within the UK. Our current established communities are in Manchester and Liverpool.
Volunteers try to create a community – a faith community – where each person is respected and valued.
There are usually three or four in a community. Household duties and responsibilities are shared, and each one cares for the other.
Each volunteer has at least one placement in whichever city they are assigned, working for 30 hours a week, with people who are disadvantaged in some way. A second placement is available to most volunteers occupying less hours but which gives another opportunity for the volunteer to use their gifts and talents and to have more to share with others.
This is a “faith” year as well as a gap year, and all volunteers share their faith with each other and continue to deepen their relationship with God. As part of the input of the year, several weekends are arranged - a time for development and relaxation.