VAKS 2016 -Volunteer at Knock Shrine

Are you aged between 16-18????? Would you like Free Training in First Aid and Communications and get a free hoodie??? Would you like Free Accommodation  in Knock for a weekend??? Would you like to learn the story of Knock???? Would you like to make a difference in peoples lives???

Then we are inviting YOU to be part of Knock Shrine and volunteer for one or more weekends throughout the summer. Over the weekend you will meet new people, welcome pilgrims and help the people who visit Knock.

The Volunteer @ Knock Shrine programme is for all people over 16 years old. It is an opportunity for you to serve the pilgrims at Knock Shrine. Over 1.4 million people visit Knock Shrine every year from home and abroad. It is a special place of prayer and pilgrimage.


Volunteering can add a great deal to your life and to the lives of those you are working with.

 It also gives you the chance to try out something different to your ‘everyday’ job.

 To form new friendships & to have fun!

 To enhance your skillset & to share your talents

 To receive recognition for your voluntary hours of service through the John Paul II awards

 To give something back & to make a difference in the lives of others


You will need to attend training days at Knock before you can volunteer, training includes the following:

 Communication skills

 Manual Handling

 Basic First Aid

 Child Protection

 Youth Ministry

 Team Building

 Prayer & Reflection

 Liturgy & Spirituality of Knock Shrine

 The Story of Knock


Training will take place over two days in June –  Sunday 19th June and Sunday 26th June, 2016. Training is essential to take part in the VAKS programme. You can then choose weekends that you would be available to volunteer for. Training dates are compulsory to be part of this programme.

Download the possible application form and parental form here.

Contact Nicola at the Knock Youth Ministry office to register your interest. 094-938100

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