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Excellent Life Gap Year

XL is a volunteer, youth work focused opportunity to be part of the work of the Axe Valley Christian Trust.

The key concept we have in mind for XL is that of sharing life. As part of XL you will be living and serving with the Upcott team and other volunteers. Sharing life is costly but we believe it has an essential part to play for us to grow in our relationship with Jesus.

XL is not about opting out of normal life – we make no apologies for the work centred approach. We aim to provide a working environment in which to pursue God’s best.

During the year, you will spend time maintaining The Beacon, which will involve cleaning, decorating and gardening. We also invest a lot of time preparing for and running Upcott Weeks as well as serving visiting groups. Throughout the year you will also travel to other parts of the country visiting young people, their churches and their youth groups, or be involved in projects. There may be the opportunity to travel abroad to help with a social or mission focused project.

As well as daily work, during a normal week you will have time most days to study the Bible and have weekly one-to-ones with a member of the Team or a local trustworthy Christian. As a community there are times in the week when we pray, study and worship together as well.

What next?

If you are interested in volunteering at Upcott or just want to find out more please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions or send you an application pack.