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News & Events

2 Jun 2020

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2020) is an annual celebration of the contribution people make around the world through volunteering. Although the coronavirus pandemic has stopped many projects, we CELEBRATE our CURRENT volunteers and invite FUTURE volunteers to find out more about Assumption Volunteers! Why not consider taking some time out and volunteer with us in the next academic year?

15 Apr 2020

Since the middle of March 2020 we have been practicing the art of social distancing in the fight against the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Both our UK and overseas projects are affected by the lockdown and new projects are on hold for the time being. This past month we also said farewell to Helen Granger, who has been the inspirational coordinator of Assumption Volunteers in the past 14 years! 

28 Jan 2020

Our six volunteers are making a great contribution in their projects and gaining skills, friends and confidence. Now we are  looking for our new volunteers to start August/September. Will you be one of them? Opportunities in Philippines, Rwanda, IndiaLithuania, Belgium and UK.

29 Oct 2019

Do you have a GCSE or A-Level in French and want to volunteer in a country where you can become more fluent? There are two projects in Belgium for a French-speaking volunteer; Helen, the AV coordinator in England, went to see them in October. 

19 Sep 2019

On 5th September our five new volunteers from 3 continents arrived in Newcastle to serve in Kids Kabin and in the Good Neighbour Project

19 Sep 2019

At the end of her year Myra reflects on the community they formed: "Community building doesn’t just happen in the first weeks doing ice-breakers and fun events. It forms when you’re facing hardships and tough moments when you don’t always know what to do. 


15 Jul 2019

The project which started in the Sisters' flat in Newcastle is now 25 years old and on 19 July celebrates its expansion, achievement and impact in Walker. Our volunteers have been involved for most of those years.

15 Jul 2019

Our overseas volunteers are home from Vietnam and the Philippines and our international Newcastle volunteers finish very soon. We thank them for their energy and enthusiasm and the talents they shared so generously and we rejoice in their growth in friendship, confidence and skills. 

28 Feb 2019

Volunteer opportunities in the Philippines, India, Rwanda, Lithuania, Egypt, and UK (Newcastle).

25 Oct 2018

Volunteers needed to help with English classes including IT, internet, journalism and world events. 

23 Aug 2018

Our summer newsletter has been published. Assumption Together - Sisters and lay people responding together to the call to transform our society through living Gospel values. One of the ways we live this in England is our volunteer programme.

23 Aug 2018

One place available for a volunteer in Newcastle - combine your love of creative arts and your desire to work with disadvantaged kids. 

13 Jul 2018

I was privileged and happy to attend the first week of the Sisters' chapter in Lourdes as one of 16 lay delegates.The internationality is a blessing

22 Jun 2018

The AV coordinator is privileged to sttend thr meeting of sisters from around the world, at their 6-yearly chapter

27 Feb 2018

Do you want to live in another culture for one year and share in the lives of poor, young or marginalised people? We can subsidise ten volunteers each year in Newcastle, Rwanda, India, Lithuania and Philippines. 

11 Dec 2017

Our latest newsletter is out with three thoughtful reflections by our newest volunteers.