With limited resources, the Commission relies on the help provided by volunteers.  Whether you can give an amount of time regularly, or your availability is more limited, take a look at the opportunities below to see if there is something that you are interested in.


We provide a downloadable full description for each role. Some need a regular commitment others are project-based and only last for the duration of the project. Regular volunteers and those with more limited time available are both welcome.

We operate to a Volunteer Policy, which can be downloaded here:



The application process is simple:-

  • Download a copy of our application form,
  • fill it out and email it back to the Commission at jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk 
  • Someone from the Commission will get in touch to arrange to meet with you to discuss the details and how it might work

C U R R E N T    O P P O R T U N I T I E S


collage of commission membersThe Commission is always on the look out for parishioners across the Leeds diocese who could give time to serve on the Commission.

The basic commitment would be to attend a meeting every quarter with one of those being a half day planning meeting. Most members also help with specific activities of the Commission – such as being on the steering group for one of our projects.

For more information simply email the Chair of the Commission (John Battle) at chair.jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


At any one time we have a number of projects running. Each project is managed by  a Project Steering Group. Let us know if you would be interested in joining one of these working groups. Typically they would involve a meeting once a quarter with some other work in-between meetings.

Current Project include:-

Family Poverty workshops – exploring the underlying causes of poverty and what we can do about them

Developing ‘Just Spirituality’ through planning two Days of Reflection per year

Social Justice across Generations – engaging people aged 16-30 in issues of Social Justice through Catholic Social Teaching

Sing Justice, Pray Peace – preparing and shaping a day with John Bell of the Iona Community in 2020

If  you are passionate about something else then email us – perhaps you could help us to devise a project about it and seek funding for it.


Communications is a key part of what the Commission does: raising awareness and sharing and celebrating what is happening across the Leeds Diocese. There are all sorts of activities around this that could be done by volunteers (and most of them don’t need to be done from the J&P office!) :

Keeping our contact database up to date

Managing our posts on Facebook

Writing or editing articles for our newsletter (or editing the whole newsletter for that matter!)

Adding events to our website and checking and updating content on other parts of the website.

We would also be delighted to hear from anyone who has experience of applying to trust funds and religious foundations for project funding.

If you are interested and have some time to do any of these things then please just email the office using jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk