Generally, helpers should be reasonably fit and in good health in order to cope with the demands of being a volunteer helper on pilgrimage.

In addition, the organising committee has a responsibility to ensure that all helpers are suitable.  The assessment of this suitability generally consists of the following components:

  • Volunteers apply to be helpers by completing an application form
  • References are taken up
  • A church declaration is completed
  • Volunteers are required to become a member of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.  This involves completion of a form and provision of documents to verify identity
  • Training is undertaken
Whilst this all seems quite daunting, the procedures are designed to provide a safe environment for all pilgrims.  In reality, the committees are used to administering these procedures and normally can get them completed very quickly.

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