What does Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA) offer?
Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA) is a volunteer group of the Salesians. It offers opportunities to adults (18+) to live and work with Salesian communities around the world, assisting in their work with young people while experiencing life outside of the UK. Placements are a minimum of three months.
The work BOVA volunteers offer varies depending on the needs of the host community and the skills of the volunteer. Previous volunteers have assisted in schools, orphanages, technical colleges, office work, youth centres and residential centres, coached sport, led music, taught maths, ICT (computers) and English. Whatever skills you have, there will be a Salesian community we can match you with. Most importantly, they have been present with young people.
Volunteers are expected to cover the cost of their training (two training weekends), flights, insurance and visas. The host community will provide food, lodgings and work.
If you want, you can be paired with a previous volunteer to get a sense of what living in a Salesian community entales.
If you want to get in contact with us or make an application, please visit the getting involved tab.