Savio builds its community around the different kinds of experience and
energy that young and old bring to shared work. The presence of a team
of young adults at Savio makes the whole community livelier and more
earthed in its work and living.
Volunteers are full members of the Savio community and are made to feel
at home by the older members of community. In this setting the
volunteers learn to take on responsibility, stretch their skills with
young people and get to know themselves better. Often a greater
clarity about vocation and career emerges in this time away from the
normal patterns of life. It’s a great year, rich in experience, full of hard
work. It bonds friendships and roots volunteers in a tradition that gives
them resilience and greater confidence in themselves. Other “day”
volunteer roles exist, especially in ground-work, fundraising and estate
management. For more information please contact the Rector.
Retreat volunteers join the community in early September and work through
until July. They can come directly from 6th form experience or from
graduation, but anyone 18+ will be considered. Volunteers will need to
have enthusiasm to work for young people, good listening skills, as well as
a broad Christian background and a sympathetic approach to the catholic
tradition. They will receive training in first aid, food handling, health and
safety, safeguarding, and youth work skills, among many others. They will
also work with a supervisor to monitor progress and reflect on their learning.
It is an excellent interim step to work with young people in schools, in youth
work or social work. It is also a fast track to maturity and spiritual growth.
If you're interested in becoming a Volunteer at Savio House, then please download an application form from our Information Page or contact Savio House through our