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.

DO SOMETHING AMAZING - VOLUNTEER WITH US!

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Since 1924 the people of the Diocese of Salford have answered Our Lady's call to 'come here in procession' to Lourdes. As we prepare for our 88th diocesan pilgrimage in 2020, around 600 people from the diocese will travel to the shrine of Lourdes on pilgrimage in July.

Approximately 25 of our sick or 'acceuil' pilgrims require medical assistance and a further 75, 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 next Summer and join us as a volunteer. You will receive all the training you require to equip you to carry out your duties.

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

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORMS