Volunteers making a difference in the lives of children and young people


Welcome to VIDES UK. We are part of an International Voluntary Organisation founded in 1987 by the Salesian Sisters with and for young people.

We offer young people aged 17+ the opportunity to volunteer, making a difference in the lives of children and young people, here in the UK and all over the world. Our volunteers receive training and opportunities for Personal Development as well as an ongoing structured support programme before, during and after VIDES UK projects.

We respond to the need of local communities collaborating in the development of an ongoing service for the young that will be a positive influence for all.

We believe and see the potential in every individual and set out to empower young people to be true to themselves. 

Volunteer Movement





VIDES UK Volunteers plan, prepare and deliver a variety of activities, experiences and projects for children and young people aged 8-16 which encourages them to reach their full potential and to become protagonists in building a better world.