YOUTH MINISTRY TRUST
Gap Year Programme
The Youth Ministry Team (YMT) gathers together young people (18-30) from all over the world, from August to July, to live a community lifestyle and work as part of a team. The Gap Year Team members are given training, ongoing formation and support while they embark as a team, planning and carrying out school missions, retreats and activities for the young people of the diocese.
Since we started in 1994, we have had members from all over the world such as the USA, Philippines, Australia, and Cameroon, to name a few. Gap Year Team Members must be willing to grow in a relationship with God, learn more about their faith and help other young people on their faith journey.
We are constantly amazed and uplifted when young people of all ages respond and receive a new vision and a new insight into themselves and the God who loves them. The work of the Gap Year Team is essential work and is a life changing experience both for them and for those to whom they minister.
A Day in a Life in YMT Mini-Movie
Step into the Gap is an exciting new venture for CAFOD and YMT that offers a joined up programme for leadership development during a Gap Year. It consists of a rounded experience, with elements that take place both overseas and in the UK, which allows participants to explore and express their faith and develop their abilities to take a lead in bringing about a more just world. It bridges the 'gap' between the elements of adventure and service that occur in many traditional year out schemes.
Get to know the stories of the Gap Year Team members. Learn why they joined YMT, what their favourite bible quotes, day of the week, season of the year, time of the day, school subject and the music they listen to. Do they follow the same interests as you do?
MEET THE TEAM
Initial Interest Form
Are interested in joining the Gap Year Programme?
Click the button below and fill up the form. An email will be sent to one of our staff who would respond as quickly as as we can and guide you in the application process.
FILL IN FORM HERE
Wondering what was it like to be in the Gap Year Team and what happens after the year. Click the button below and and watch 3 inspiring stories how YMT had made a difference to their lives.
WATCH YMT STORIES