Sharing skills with the young in poor communities around the world


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News & Events

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. 

23 Nov 2017

Assumption Volunteers in the UK are from the Philippines, Ukraine and USA. 

17 Aug 2017

It's August and we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption, the bicentennial year of the birth of two of the foundresses of the Religious of the Assumption, the Youth Pilgrimage in France - and the end of one volunteer year and the beginning of the next. 

14 Aug 2017

Finished our training week for five volunteers going overseas with Assumption, Jesuit Missions and Salesians.

29 Jun 2017

Helen Granger, Assumption Volunteer Co-ordinator, Anita Motha from the Salesians and James Trewby from the Columbans, explain why people volunteer abroad, and what an enriching experience it can be.

20 Jun 2017

We are very happy to have seven young adults ready to volunteer in the Philippines, Lithuania and Newcastle. We can support three more in Newcastle to start in September. 

1 Jun 2017

This summer we again offer short volunteering opportunities in Italy, France and the Philippines. 

20 Apr 2017

Our latest newsletter is now published. Four volunteer stories, opportunities for summer volunteering and more...

9 Feb 2017

Give your time, talents and enthusiasm for one year and gain skills, experience, international friendships and much more.

Applications now open for volunteering in 2017-18.

19 Dec 2016

In this newsletter we welcome our new volunteers to the Philippines and to Newcastle ...

15 Sep 2016

This summer we enabled three people to volunteer during the summer holidays with Assumption in Italy, France and England. We hope to offer the same and more next summer.

4 Jun 2014

I've just been to Lithuania to visit Rebecca, our first volunteer there. She has been assisting the English teachers in the secondary school and is much appreciated by staff and students alike. After a visit to the school we went to the sea for the weekend and I saw much of this beautiful country.

14 Mar 2014

The volunteer co-ordinator is just back from a 2-week visit to India, staying with Assumption communities to see where we might place volunteers, what they would do and how they would live. It was a very enjoyable and fascinating time.  

27 Sep 2013

Meet the new batch of volunteers in Newcastle who arrived on 7th September...

17 Jul 2013

Just over two weeks ago, the Assumption Volunteers arrived in the ‘cidade maravilhosa’ – Rio de Janeiro.  We are spending 5 weeks here, volunteering at two different projects run by the Salesian organisation ‘Amar’. After this, we will take part in World Youth Day, with Pope Francis and millions of other young Catholics from all over the world.