Sharing skills with the young in poor communities around the world


Tel: 020 7361 4752


  • You only have a few months free?
  • You are 18 and want a gap year before university?
  • You want to serve longer with a missionary organisation?
  • You are really keen on a specific country?
  • You are qualified and experienced and want a two-year development worker opportunity?

Look at the opportunities offered by similar volunteer organisations in the Lay Missionary and Volunteer Network

Assumption also offers short-term projects in Italy and France.

Bosco Volunteer Action

Learning through action; serving the young and the poor alongside Salesian communities around the world. 18+

Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre
Teaching English to their sisters in Rwanda and helping them to help the poorest of the poor. 6 months. 18+

Columban Lay Mission
Called by faith to share lives with the poor. Pastoral work, education, health, inter-faith etc. 3 years. 23+

Jesuit Missions Volunteering
Serve the poorest in schools, orphanages, parishes and health care in Africa and Asia. 6 months 18+

Lasallian Projects
Work projects, building schools or helping students in Asfirca dn Asia. 5-week group projects July and Aug. 18+

Mill Hill Associates 
Lay Associates in mission in Africa and Asia with Mill Hill priests. 3 years and shorter. 21+ 

Ursuline Links
Volunteer in day camps, social justice projects, rebuilding homes in UK and abroad. 1 week - 6 months. 17+

VMM (the Volunteer Missionary Movement)
Skilled and qualified lay people to share their lives in development projects in Africa. 2 years. 21+

CAFOD Step into the Gap
Placement in a school, youth project, parish or university in UK with 2-3 week experience in the Global South. 1 year 18-30

Other organisations
Missio is the Catholic Church's foremost mission support charity, raising awareness and funds for its missionary and pastoral work worldwide.

World Service Enquiry
World Service Enquiry provides independent information and career advice to people who want to volunteer or work in international development and aid and help you find volunteer overseas placements.

Placements and Partners

Philippines  AMA (Associate Missionaries of the Assumption)
USA  AMA (Associate Missionaries of the Assumption)

Newcastle  Kids Kabin, Wor Hoose and Pendower Good Neighbour Project

Assumption Sisters in England Religious of the Assumption

Duchess Fund gives volunteering grants for women aged 16-25 in NE England

If you live in another country you can volunteer in Newcastle if you apply to the AMA programme in your own country: France    Spain    USA   Philippines  or ask Assumption Volunteers for their contact details.