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Volunteer with Scripture Union

Come and join with thousands of volunteers across England and Wales, who are all passionate about seeing children and young people discover the difference Jesus can make to their lives.

Applications for 2024 holidays and missions are now open!

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Volunteering with Scripture Union could be the most fun and rewarding thing you ever do!

That's a very bold statement but one that's echoed by so many of those who've joined one of our teams. Not only is volunteering on a Scripture Union holiday lots of fun, but it's a great way to build relationships, develop your skills and get real life experience of working with children and young people. 

Whether you are able to commit to one of our holidays or events during the school holidays, a regular day, six months or more, we have lots of exciting and life-changing opportunities across England and Wales. 


First time volunteering with SU?

Please note that to apply to be a Scripture Union volunteer you will need a 'My SU' account. Just click on the link below to create your account today.

Once logged in, you can create your profile and apply for a specific event. You'll then be able to log back in at your convenience to monitor the progress of your application and to find out more about volunteering on your event.

Any questions or queries, get in touch with our Holidays and Events team at [email protected]

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Returning Volunteer?

If you have volunteered with SU before, simply click on the link below to begin your application. Please remember to use the email address you've used for previous volunteer applications to make the application process much simpler for you!

If it's been a while since you last volunteered, and you don't yet have a 'My SU' account, don't worry, you can create one by clicking here and then begin your application.

Why volunteer with us?

Put simply, it will change your life and the lives of those you serve!

Volunteers play a massive part in changing the lives of the children and young people who come along as we create opportunities for them to come to know Jesus! We have been organising holidays and activities for children, young people and families for more than 100 years. Each of our events is unique, but they all share the core values of fun, friendship and faith exploration! We'll make sure that you are trained, equipped and supported in whatever role you step into (take a look at the Team Roles below).

Not only that, but volunteers return home from Scripture Union holidays and events challenged, encouraged and fired-up with a burning desire to serve God in their own area. As well as having made long-lasting relationships with other team members and many return year after year!

Hear from some of those who have said #CountMeIn

Beach Mission 2022
Lottie Elson from Sutton on Sea had no connections with church as a child but found Jesus at the local annual SU beach mission. Now she volunteers on the team, sharing God’s love with the next generation.
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Jonny Williams tells us more about how and why he became a volunteer at Port St Mary Beach Mission on the Isle of Man.
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Wendy Asher tells us what it was like to volunteer on SU’s Bake Off holiday, and why she’ll be doing it again!

Want to know more?

If you're considering saying #CountMeIn, why not go to our Holidays, Events and MIssions page to discover the full range of holidays and events that are happening in 2024 and see where you'd like to volunteer!

If you have any questions at all about volunteering with us, you can check out our useful links below or get in touch with our Holidays & Events Team at [email protected].

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Frontline: Global mission opportunities

Scripture Union is a global movement active in over 120 countries. Each summer, we partner with different Scripture Union movements around the world to help them share Jesus' love with the youngest generations!

So, if you're aged over 18 and looking for the opportunity to experience missions in a different culture, with the assurance of a strong support infrastructure, why not consider joining a Frontline team?

This year, our Frontline team will be supporting SU Hungary!

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Aged 16 – 21 and interested in leadership?

Why not consider taking part in our brand new Young Leaders Development Programme?

Every year, as part of our holidays and events programme, we create opportunities for young people between the ages of 17 and 21 to develop their leadership skills and volunteer alongside our Event Leaders.

Discover more about the difference that you can make, as well as how we can support and equip you!

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Volunteer system

Already set up your account, completed your application for 2024 and need to access the volunteer system? Just click on the link below to log in!

Any questions or queries, get in touch with our Holidays and Events team at [email protected]

If this is your first time volunteering with SU, scroll down to start your application today!

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Creating safe spaces for exploring faith in Jesus

At Scripture Union, keeping children safe is of paramount importance, and the need to provide adequate care for children and young people is at the forefront of any event planning.

Take a look at our Safeguarding Policy and discover resources that you may find useful.

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Together, we can reach the 95% of children and young people not in church

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