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Peter is a BOVA volunteer in Vietnam. Six months into his placement, he sends news about life at Don Bosco Dong Thuan, a residential vocational school in the southern province of Vinh Long, and what he is learning from his experience there. Above: Peter joins the family of a student for a new year lunch. Photos: Don Bosco My Thuan


Since my last update, I have a much better idea about what goes on in Dong Thuan. Simple things like remembering everybody’s name and the community timetable have made a real difference. I’m more aware of what activities are taking place and where I can contribute. Furthermore, the Fathers, Brothers and Sisters (Salesians) are aware of my limitations and have taken the care to help me understand more about the community. Having said this, my placement still has its ups and downs and is often challenging. But I feel lucky to live in this kind community and be frequently exposed to new experiences that are diverse and stimulating.

 

Inside the Community
After several months of community life, I’m continually impressed by the way in which the Salesians engage and work with the young students. They go the extra mile when it comes to exercising works of charity towards them.

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Br Gregory Echegwo SDB was selected from over 300 students to receive a Volunteer Placement Award  award for 'Values' from St Mary's University, Twickenham, where he is studying. 

 

Br Greg was nominated by St John Bosco College, Battersea, for the outstanding contribution he made to the Religious Education Department during his placement there in the Autumn Term.

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It's an exciting time for Savio House, our lovely youth retreat centre in the Cheshire countryside. Following last week's launch of  the new Savio100 scheme to support their work with young people, Centre Manager Emma updates us on their new website and a special offer.

 

Savio House has just launched its new website,  www.saviohouse.org.uk, where you can find all the information you need about our work, visiting us and volunteering with us. To go along with this, we have also started a reduced rate for youth groups hiring the Barns. The price has been reduced to £35 per person for a 2-night stay during the week or weekend. Through this we hope to enable as many young people as possible to have an experience at Savio House.

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Monday, 22 May 2017 14:05

School Governance - who cares?

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One of the biggest groups of volunteers in Britain is school governors. Currently the number is around 30,000. They spend hours of their time each year reading and writing reports, attending training in specific areas, attending meetings and visiting school. So, how does that affect you? Lillian Berry, a former teacher who is now Chair of Governors at a Bolton primary school, outlines the importance of the role, and urges more of us to take it on.

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Salesian Youth Ministry is seeking 24 volunteers for an exciting new summer project in Battersea, running from 18-27th August 2017.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Want to develop youth work and leadership skills? Join the Savio House team!

 

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Volunteer Retreat Team Members

 

We are recruiting Volunteers for 2019-20, to join the team at Savio House, our Youth Retreat Centre near Macclesfield, Cheshire.

 

Why Savio House? Well, wouldn't you love to ...

 

  • Live in a Christian community that works for young people
  • Wake up each day in a fantastic location in the Pennine hills
  • Develop skills in working with young people
  • Develop team working skills alongside qualified leaders
  • Develop valuable planning and leadership skills
  • Learn to create totally new resources
  • Get free training in first aid, food hygiene, fire prevention training, health and safety etc
  • Explore accreditation paths towards a future career working with young people
  • Search out the answers to some of your deeper life questions
  • Join a world-wide Salesian network of youth workers
  • Receive a weekly allowance
  • Have all food, accommodation and laundry provided
  • Enjoy national conferences/events and meet up with other volunteers
  • Have regular mentoring and support through the whole year- September- July

 

Interested?

 

Download the documents below to apply:

 

Application Form

 

Safeguarding Self-Declaration

 

Call or email Savio House and talk to a member of the team for more information or to arrange a visit: 

 

01625 575 405 saviooffice@saviohouse.org.uk

 

Explore the Savio House website

 


 

 

UR Space Glasgow:  GAP year opportunities for young people to live and work in a Salesian Christian Community.

 

URSpace is an outreach project set up by the Salesian Sisters to work with children and young people in schools and parishes.

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As a volunteer you will work as part of a team to prepare and present creative sessions, activities, prayers and reflections to encourage young people to explore their faith and reach their full potential.

As well as 'hands on' experience of working with young people you will have regular training and supervision.

 

Who can volunteer?

 

* Anyone who is a young adult (17+), Christian and enthusiastic about working for other young people and who is prepared to live and work as part of a team in an FMA community.

 

* Anyone with enthusiasm; an openness to learn new skills; an ability to reach out to others; a sense of humour; a desire to live and share our faith journey together; who is generous and willing to serve others.

 

 More information

 

Email: urspace2013@gmail.com

 

 


 

 

Serve Overseas with BOsco Volunteer Action!

 

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Are you considering volunteering overseas? BOsco Volunteer Action BOVA is accepting applications for short and long term placements in 2018-19, and beyond. Recruitment goes on throughout the year, as there is no set start date for volunteering overseas with us. 

 

For more information contact BOVA: bova@salesianyouthministry.com

 

If you would like to know more about BOVA then you can visit their pages here.

 

 

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