Salesian Youth Ministry

Don Bosco was the first saint to found a congregation not only for young people but with young people. As Salesians, we see youth ministry not as a product but as an experience of relationship, whether that takes place in schools and parishes or at youth-gathers and summer activities. There are many different types of mission we do for and with the young: have a browse and contact us if you'd like to know more.

Salesian Youth Ministry

Animators

Our youth work volunteers are called 'animators', which we hope gives you a picture of the Salesian youth ministry approach: bringing life and spirit to our interactions with the young.

We offer programmes of training and formation for young people who want to become animators, and opportunities for trained animators to volunteer in the UK and other countries.

Salesian Youth Ministry animator t-shirt
Young people at Salesian summer camp

Walking with the young

Our youth ministry team is Salesian-led, with Salesians and lay co-workers as members, and we play a full part in the international scene across Europe as part of Don Bosco Youth-Net, and in the worldwide Salesian Youth Movement.

We support schools, parishes and chaplains in their work with the young, organise pilgrimages and provide summer activities for young people who are in need of a break for various reasons. Young adult volunteers can spend a gap year at Savio House, working with young people and gaining valuable skills and experience. Our latest project reaches out to young refugees and asylum seekers.

Find out more about our activities.

Latest News

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Sacred Heart Young Adults: together again for Pentecost

Sacred Heart Young Adults: together again for Pentecost

The feast of Pentecost this year has been an opportunity to celebrate in an even...

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 15:34

SJBC students explore the legacy of St Augustine

SJBC students explore the legacy of St Augustine

Last week, Yr 8 at St John Bosco College were on a mission to find evidence to support...

Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 17:28

Br Martin SDB makes his Perpetual Profession

Br Martin SDB makes his Perpetual Profession

The evening of May 6th, the feast of St Dominic Savio, was the occasion for Brother...

Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 13:56

Latest Resources

Justice and Peace Newsletter, April 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter, April 2021

Fr Marco Villani SDB, our Justice and Peace Coordinator, turns our attention to the plight of those in the developing world who have been hit hard by the...

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A final reflection from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB to bring our Camino to a close, and inspire us with the hope we have as an Easter people.

Stations of the Cross 2021

Stations of the Cross 2021

A new 'Way of the Cross' created for Holy Week 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB