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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The Salesian Educational Approach as a personal spirituality

The Salesian Educational Approach as a personal spirituality

A new presentation by Fr David O'Malley SDB, sets out the concept of an inner Salesian...

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:49

What does it mean to ‘have devotion to Mary’?

What does it mean to ‘have devotion to Mary’?

As we celebrate the feast of Mary Help of Christians, (transferred from 24 May this...

Posted: Mon, 25 May 2020 01:43

Savio Salesian staff tell students how much they're missed

Savio Salesian staff tell students how much they're missed

As the first half of summer term draws to a close, with most students unable to attend...

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 23:06

Latest Resources

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

Pray, be kind, be imaginative, be positive! Down-to-earth lockdown tips for students from a Chaplaincy Assistant.

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

The Stations of the Cross with reflections from Salesian Youth Ministry GBR animators and SDBs from across the Province. This booklet was created for the...

Prevention or repression

Prevention or repression

Don Bosco identified the prevailing educational approach of his times as 'represssive', in contrast to his successful model which used encouragement to...

What's On

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29th May 2020, 18:00

Prayer and a Pint

Join Salesian Youth Ministry online to share prayer and the drink of your choice.

1st June 2020 - 7th June 2020

Volunteers' Week

Celebrating the gifts and commitment of all who offer their time and skills as volunteers.

20th June 2020, 10:30

Salesian Spirituality Retreat Day

Join Salesian Youth Ministry online for a day of reflection and sharing for the whole Salesian Family.

3rd July 2020 - 4th July 2020

Make Some Noise

This planned event may change depending on the COVID-19 situation closer to the date. Please watch here for further announcements.

Youth gather for all young people (14+) across the Salesian Schools and Parishes network.

3rd July 2020 - 5th July 2020

Salesian Youth Ministry Formation Weekend

This planned event may change depending on the COVID-19 situation closer to the date. Please watch here for further announcements.

Formation and training weekend for Salesian volunteer animators,

21st November 2020, 10:00

Encounter

Youth event organised by youth ministry workers in the north-west.