CYMFed: ‘Are you ready for a Catholic Gap Year adventure?’


Most of us are taking stock of our lives right now, and considering options for a future after lockdown. A gap year as a member of the team at one of the Catholic Youth Retreat Centres offers a fulfilling experience while gaining skills that are useful in so many careers

CYMFed ( Catholic Youth Ministry Federation England & Wales) is working with all the retreat centres to guide people to information on Catholic Gap Years in the UK, so take a look at the inspiring video above, and if you or any of the young people you work with, would like to know more, visit CYMFed’s Gap Year page, where you can find the websites of all of the retreat centres. We also have some opportunities listed under the Volunteering ads on our site.


Catholic Gap Years in the UK


Catholic Residential Retreat Centres across the country are still recruiting for volunteers for September 2019.

As a retreat team volunteer, you’ll gain valuable experience working with children and young people. You’ll develop skills in team work, organisation and leadership that will benefit you in whatever future career you choose, or give you the experience you need to change direction from your earlier path. You’ll enjoy the companionship of a community of young adults, and make lifelong friends. You’ll grow in confidence and maturity, have the opportunity to reflect on the next steps in your life, and deepen your faith. Read more

Catholic overseas volunteering talking faith on the radio …

Talking Faith on Heavens road Catholic radio, Monday 12th June and ‘listen again’ if you miss it

In a forthcoming broadcast of Heaven’s Road Catholic radio’s Talking Faith programme, three members of the Lay Missionary Volunteer Network, a partnership of Catholic organisations sending volunteers overseas, talk to Lavoisier Fernandes. Read more