Demand for our services is growing and we urgently need new volunteers to enter our training programme.

Volunteering with WPCS is undertaken by individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, both ordained and non-ordained. Their motivation is to offer pastoral care and support to men and women in the workplace. While all volunteers come from a Christian background and will be sustained, supported and often sponsored by their sending church, they understand that chaplaincy is not about making converts, but offering respect, compassion and care to people from all cultural and belief backgrounds.

Across the country, our volunteers offer a confidential listening ear and where necessary, signpost people experiencing particular challenges in their lives to more specialised support. Chaplaincy is about being available and letting the individual set the temperature of the water before you venture in. You have to have an open approach to people and have to win the right to speak to them at any level.

Could you be that chaplain? With training and a team around you, could you help someone stay resilient through illness, bereavement, health or money worries?

As a volunteer you can gain confidence, a new insight into your own faith and develop skills which make a real difference to your own continued professional development. As one volunteer chaplain said: ‘It makes my faith real.’

Within WPCS, we also recognise the importance of providing our volunteers with regular training, feedback and a say in any decisions that are made. We will also make a commitment to our volunteers to help them to develop their abilities as chaplains offering, those who so wish, the possibility of moving into full-time chaplaincy.

To find out about how to become a volunteer chaplain, please email 

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