Volunteering with the Pilgrimage

Have you ever thought you’d like to volunteer in Lourdes and help with our Assisted Pilgrims? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you. We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds. Our experienced team will guide, and work with you every step of the way. So, call Barbara in the Mission Office now; she’ll take it from there and put you in touch with one of our team who can answer all your questions!

Our Assisted Pilgrims need our help at the airport – going and coming – and in Lourdes. For this reason, our volunteers (or Hospitalité team) are asked to contact the Mission Office so that we can work together on the most suitable travel plans for our needs.

A separate booking arrangement is in place for volunteers who will be travelling to support and care for our assisted pilgrims on the charter flight. Please contact the Mission Office in Dublin on +353 (1) 454 288 / lourdes@oblates.ie for more details and to make a booking.

Volunteering with the Oblate Youth Service

Traveling to Lourdes as a youth volunteer has changed many lives. This is an incredible experience for anyone aged 17 - 30. The Lourdes experience has the potential to shape young lives. Young volunteers will return with a very different outlook on life. Over the 30 years that the Oblate Youth Service has participated in the Anglo-Irish Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage, we have witnessed young people experiencing profound personal and spiritual growth and we have seen quite a number of people finally discover their career path in the care sector. The strongest of friendships have formed, both within the Oblate Youth Service, and with the patients we have cared for.

On a more practical level, involvement with the Oblate Youth Servive in Lourdes teaches many key skills for later in life including, responsibility, reliability, team work and interpersonal skills. The list is endless.

If you would like to find out more, please visit the website of the Oblate Youth Service by clicking the button below, or contact Padraig Corcoran, OYS Director by emailing youth@oblates.ie / youth@oblates.co.uk