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Preparation & Training

Once you have been accepted on to the volunteer programme, you will be offered the following training: a short community experience, the Assumption weekend, and the Orientation.

Community Experience with Assumption in England 

Visit or live a few days with the Sisters and join in their life and work. Some of them have worked overseas or visited the communities there. Talk to them about any aspect of volunteering with Assumption Volunteers.


The Assumption Weekend 

Meet the Assumption Sisters whose programmes overseas you will be involved in. During the weekend, we look at the ethos and values of the Assumption sisters and discover who they are, what they value and what their special charism is. Most importantly, what will it be like to work as an Assumption volunteer overseas?


The Orientation Course

A week-long residential course for volunteers from several organisations in the Lay Missionary and Volunteer Network. Sessions include transitions, managing relationships, living and working in groups, culture, justice and peace, communication and conflict resolution, health, child protection awareness, spirituality of volunteering, visit to a place of worship of another faith, and more. 

Highlights: returned volunteers share their experiences, and it is an opportunity to live in community, make friends and give and receive support.


        The next orientation/training course for 2021/22 tbc.