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YMCA volunteer chaplains - Gareth Stacey House in Brighton

YMCA volunteer chaplains - Gareth Stacey House in Brighton

Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people (16-25) in Brighton and Hove?

We are currently looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening, centred around a meal, to support the residents of Gareth Stacey House in Brighton. This is a supported housing project run by YMCA DownsLink group which houses 15 young people. These young people are usually homeless or unable to live at home for a variety of reasons. Our work is challenging but Gareth Stacey House is a place where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work we do? We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental, with a sense of humour and a love of young people. You would work in a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy service has been established at Gareth Stacey House for nearly 2 years and we are now expanding the team of chaplains. You can find out more about the chaplaincy service here.

Chaplaincy takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks.

Interested? Contact Lucy McGrath, Lead Chaplain on 01273 222563 or lucy.mcgrath@ymcadlg.org