Without our amazing volunteers we would not have a pilgrimage. Do something amazing this Summer - volunteer with us.

Without our amazing volunteers we would not have a pilgrimage. Do something amazing this Summer - volunteer with us.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Without our amazing volunteers we would not have a pilgrimage. Do something amazing this Summer - volunteer with us.

'The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.'

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'Without you kind and lovely people I could not come to Lourdes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do, and always with a smiling face. You are all wonderful!' - from a grateful pilgrim - July 2019.

Since 1924 the people of the Diocese of Salford have answered Our Lady's call to 'come here in procession' to Lourdes. This Summer after a brief break, we will make our joyful return to Lourdes for our 88th diocesan pilgrimage,

Approximately 25 of our sick or 'acceuil' pilgrims require medical assistance and many other pilgrims, whilst self caring, require help to get around the sanctuaries and town by use of a wheelchair due to mobility issues.


The lay volunteers that travel with the Salford pilgrimage work alongside the nursing and medical team to provide care and support for our assisted pilgrims, to ensure they can fully participate in the pilgrimage programme and experience the love of God through the care they receive. They embody the motto on the t-shirts that they wear - 'the helping hand'.


We invite you to do something amazing in July and join us as a volunteer. You will receive all the training you require to equip you to carry out your duties. This year especially our volunteer numbers will be down as many schools and colleges have understandably taken the decision earlier in the term to suspend all residential trips for this year. If you've wondered about volunteering with us then this is the year to go for it as we really need your support!

You'll will be placed in a team and will work alongside other like minded volunteers, under the guidance of an experienced team leader on a rota devised by the co-ordinator for volunteers. 


For many the experience of volunteering is life changing. Spending time with the pilgrims and enabling them to feel a part of the Salford family is both fulfilling and rewarding and the reason why many come back year after year. We hope that you'll join us in Lourdes, we promise it will be an experience that you'll never forget.

Please select the form that applies to you from the bottom of this page, (Under 18s, Over 18s, Medical Team), complete and return to us by Saturday 30th April latest. - MEDICAL FORM COMING SOON!

Please watch the videos on this page or visit our gallery for a taster of what volunteering with us is about.