Catholic Volunteering Opportunities

Looking for new Catholic volunteering opportunities? Join Westminster Youth Ministry's team of volunteers in London and Hertfordshire.

Catholic volunteering opportunities in the diocese

Looking for new Catholic volunteering opportunities in London or Hertfordshire? Become a volunteer in the Diocese of Westminster and help grow the Church, make new friends and develop life-long skills.

From helping grow the youth activity in your parish to spending a gap year as a volunteer missionary in our retreat centre supporting schools and parishes, there are tonnes that we’d love for you to be involved with. We reach 100s of parishes and 1,000s of young people from across London and Hertfordshire and your help makes the difference.

As a service, we are dedicated to providing you with the support, resources and companionship you need to achieve any of these roles. If there is anything we can do to help you manage this, why not send us an email at youth@rcdow.org.uk.

Explore the Catholic volunteering opportunities below:

SPEC Volunteer Missionary >

SPEC is our diocesan youth retreat centre. Every year, a group of young people are welcomed into our SPEC community to spend a year of formation, community, evangelisation and a life of holiness as a Volunteer Missionary (VM). Learn more >

Parish Youth Leader >

Becoming a Parish Youth Leader is an excellent way to get involved in the life of the parish and to help the spiritual and social development of the local young people. With over 200 parishes in the Diocese of Westminster, each with its own personality, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Learn more >

Lourdes Redcap >

Service is an important part of being a Christian, and going on pilgrimage with the Diocese to Lourdes is a great way of serving those in need, as well as an opportunity to grow in your faith. Learn more >

Musicians >

Music is a powerful way in which to communicate the transcendent mysteries of God and his Church. It provokes, encourages and manifests in the beholder a way in which to encounter Christ. As such, it is a vital mechanism of our ecclesial activity. Learn more >

Public Speakers >

A great speaker can be the difference between a young person losing the faith and embarking on a life-changing adventure with Christ. We have a variety of options to help you share your message in the public forum. Learn more >

Event Volunteer >

Events are a cornerstone of our work, whether it be promoting other people’s events or organising our own in-house events. From parish youth evenings to international pilgrimages, we are always keen on receiving additional pairs of hands. Learn more >

Online Content Creator >

Do you have a story you’d like to share with the world? We’re constantly on the lookout for great, new content for our website. If you have an interest in writing then get in contact with us and we can set about sharing your content on our platform. Learn more >

Prayer Warrior >

All ministry constantly needs its roots firmly planted in prayer with God. Both at our Centre for Youth Ministry and SPEC Retreat Centre, we have a daily prayer rhythm to sustain us; but we are also incredibly privileged to have a long list of people and communities who have kindly agreed to keep our ministry in their daily prayers. Learn more >

Caritas Westminster >

The Caritas Volunteer Service makes volunteering as easy as possible for the Catholic community in London and Hertfordshire. We do this by allowing organisations and parishes to make volunteer opportunities available on our website, which people who want to volunteer can then apply for. The service is free for organisations and individuals, and is open to members of all faiths and none. Learn more >

Why volunteer with the diocese?

One of the common regrets in life that people experience is the feeling that they never lived up to what they thought, or indeed knew, they were capable of. The fact that each of us living today exists is truly a miracle of probability. Our lives are a gift, and one we should cherish by making the most of our limited time.

Since we believe, as Catholics, that God visited us as Jesus to teach humanity his ways, it gives each of us the responsibility to lead productive lives, transforming not only ourselves but others too.

Here in the Diocese of Westminster, we’re working on ways in which we can help you grow in faith and leave a lasting impression on the people you encounter. So whether you want to help out at events, write blogs, become a missionary or whatever else it might be, we want to be there for you, doing our bit to guide you in your journey.

You may also want to volunteer for other reasons too, such as to learn new skills or improve your CV. We’ve put together a list of reasons why you might like to volunteer with us:

  • Grow in your spiritual development and holiness, becoming closer to the Church and inspired by Jesus’ mission for humanity
  • Meet new people and make new Catholic friends
  • Increase your responsibilities and become an important figure in the lives of others
  • Learn new skills which could help improve your CV
  • Prepare you for your future vocation, whether it be marriage and raising a family, religious life or the priesthood, by allowing you to share the fruits of your growth with others

For more information on the Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry, click here. You can also get in contact with us by emailing at youth@rcdow.org.uk.