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Youth in service

Jeunes bénévoles à Lourdes


Young people from many different countries come to Lourdes each year. We call on young volunteers to help them in their pilgrimage. You can give your time, your empathy and your energy to help these young pilgrims. The  service  consists  of  welcoming  these young people and their families, assisting groups in discovering the message of Lourdes, helping out at prayer sessions and celebrations, giving a helping hand to the various services in the Sanctuary, serving the sick... 

During your time of service, you will live a community life by sharing tasks, meeting young people from other countries and praying together, with spiritual formation and personal support.
•  During the Easter holidays (from 3 April to 2 May 2016), you may come for one
week or more according to your availability. 
•  For  July  and  August,  the  duration  of  the  stay  is  15  days  according  to  the
following timetable: 
Dates for summer Sessions 2016: 
Session 1: from 4 July to 18 July 
Session 2: from 18 July to 1 August 
Session 3: from 1 August to 16 August 
Session 4: from 16 August to 30 August 
• Accommodation and community life are within the precincts of the Sanctuary of Our
Lady of Lourdes.
• Contributions to the cost of accommodation and meals: please contact us. You are
responsible for the cost of transport to and from Lourdes. 
Mandatory general conditions for any application:
  To be between 18 and 30 years of age
  Minimal mastery of the French language is compulsory
You can submit your application online by sending  your curriculum vitae
(CV)  together  with  a  covering  letter,  to  the  Sanctuary’s  website:
Don’t hesitate to contact us: or on +33 (0)5 62 42 78 38 
We can help you organise your camp in Lourdes: discovering the message, finding out
about service, participating in the celebrations...
For  service:  registration  is  obligatory  with  the  Youth  Service  or  on  the  Sanctuary
website or
For accommodation, please contact the Youth Village: