VAKS (Volunteer at Knock Shrine) is a programme for young people over 16 years of age.
VAKS is a wonderful opportunity for young people to volunteer at Knock for a weekend throughout the summer. Volunteers assist pilgrims to Knock Shrine who may need particular care or information. VAK’s a great way to meet new friends, serve others, express their faith and have fun.
Opportunity for Pope John Paul II Award participants
VAKS opportunities run from July to September. Many young people involved in the Pope John Paul II Award use VAKS as part of their parish and social awareness hours.
VAKS training is compulsory. Before commencement of the programme, full training is provided in Knock. Training includes the following:
- Communication skills
- Manual Handling
- Basic First Aid
- Child Protection
- Youth Ministry
- Team Building
- Prayer & Reflection
- Liturgy & Spirituality of Knock Shrine
- The Story of Knock
Apply to volunteer at Knock Shrine
If you’re interested in inspiring and rewarding experience, helping others, having fun and enhancing your own skill set, then apply to volunteer.
telephone: 00353 (0)94 9388100 or
Applications to participate in VAKS must be submitted by: Friday, 25 May 2018
Download the VAKS poster for your school
Click the poster image below to download the VAKS poster and display it in your school.