Fresh Light volunteer counsellor supervisors

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is looking for volunteer counsellor supervisors for Fresh Light, PCI’s volunteer counselling ministry, which seeks to bring comfort, strength, peace, hope and transformation in the difficult seasons of people’s lives.

Operating from a Christian understanding of life and the world, volunteers are committed to standards of best practice and ethics in their counselling.

Supervisors play a key role in supporting and overseeing the work of counsellors.

Applicants will be:

  • committed to the Fresh Light Framework of Theology, Ethics and Good Practice
  • have a Diploma in Counselling and be experienced and effective counsellors
  • have completed a recognised supervisor training programme and
  • be available to provide regular supervision.

You can find out more information about the service provided here.

Full details of requirements and an application pack can be obtained from:

Fresh Light
Council for Congregational Life and Witness Office
2-10 Fisherwick Place
Assembly Buildings
BT1 6DW 

For further details, please contact the Fresh Light Co-ordinator
Tel: +44 (0)28 9261 0586
Email: counselling@presbyterianireland.org

Closing date for applications Friday, 9th March 2018

Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queen's Chaplaincy Graduate Programme 2017/18

The programme volunteer acts as a vital part of the chaplaincy ministry team, alongside the chaplain, the assistant chaplain, the administrator and one other Intern.  It is an opportunity that can help you recognise and develop your vocational calling in whatever sphere of life that might be.  The main roles are clearly identified below, but will also be tailored to fully utilise your gifts and passions to the benefit of the chaplaincy, as well as your own personal development for whatever comes next in your journey.

This position requires a full-time commitment for the academic year, and to that end we will provide accommodation in Derryvolgie Hall of Residence for the duration.  You will also receive a living allowance, be part of a supportive staff team and be actively encouraged in your discipleship journey and in the development of you gifts and talents. Your work will take place in Derryvolgie Hall, around the Queen’s campus, and at other locations where projects are run by the chaplaincy team.

The programme will start at the beginning of September and continue through to mid-June, with the possibility of a summer project extending your responsibilities.

For further information and an application form click here.

PCI Intern Scheme

A one year programme providing opportunities to discover and develop your leadership potential whilst serving in a PCI congregation.

PCI wants to invest in, equip and release young leaders into our church and communities. Providing these opportunities will first and foremost help you develop as an individual and secondly will resource the work of congregations at a local level.

If you have a passion for God, a heart for the church, a willingness to learn and gifts to contribute, then this opportunity is for you!

For more information and application forms see here...

MAD Crew Volunteers

Are you aged 18+ and passionate about your faith, committed and motivated to serve? Why not be part of the MAD Crew?

For more information contact the Congregational Life and Witness office. Tel: +44 (0)28 90417 248 or email: clw@presbyterianireland.org


Kids' Crew Volunteers

Are you aged 14 and over, fun-loving, motivated and willing to help with the Kids' Big Day Out?
Then why not apply to a be a member of the Kids' Crew.

For further information about volunteering for the 2018 Kids' Big Day Out, visit the events page.


Summer Teams

How will you spend your summer? If you are aged 16 and over you could be part of one of our 12 summer teams. These summer teams carry out vital work in the churches and communities in which they are placed. Our teams are led by experienced leaders who will prepare you for your week and guide you as you use your gifts to bless others and point them to Christ.

For more information check out the Summer Team page


Ignite Overseas Team 2017 – Romania

This mixed team for young adults is being organised through the Council for Congregational Life and Witness and will help lead an English Camp for 14-18 year olds from all over Transylvania. The camp is based in a centre in Geoagiu, Transylvania, run by the youth work of the Hungarian Reformed Church (IKE). The team will work closely with PCI missionaries, Csaba and Ilona Veres and family.

For further details see here.


Volunteering with Social Witness

If you would like to join a team and volunteer working with older people, people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, then we would love to hear from you. Volunteering in the Council for Social Witness may entail driving, reading, playing music, organising outings or events, whatever skill or talent you have to offer we can put it to good use.

Email us on csw@presbyterianireland.org or phone +44 (0)28 9041 7234 to request a volunteer application form or download the word document here.

Once references and Access NI forms are followed up we can contact our Homes or Units in your area for vacancies. It's that simple and straight forward, so come on, don't delay, give volunteering a go today!

The Fresh Start Initiative

Volunteers for the Fresh Start initiative are invited to apply through the Getting On Board volunteer programme, run by the Council Social Witness.

The project needs help in several ways:

Volunteer mentors for basic skills.

More advanced help teaching a higher level of skills, and for help with getting NVQ qualifications.

Entry level work placements and on-job training opportunities for Category D inmates on both day and final release.

If you feel like you can help and can commit to awareness training, undergo vetting and undertake a contract for two and a half hours a month, for no financial reward, please get in touch. This will involve working with the same individuals each month up to release or relocation:

Fresh Start, Council for Social Witness,
Assembly Buildings, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW
Tel. +44 (0)28 9041 7234

For further information, please contact the Council for Social Witness at csw@presbyterianireland.org or through the Volunteer Now website

Volunteers needed for Friendship House

Friendship House community project in Sandy Row, are looking for volunteers to help run and develop their programmes for the next year, starting in September.

For further information see here.