Becoming a humanist pastoral support volunteer

Humanists UK trains and accredits humanist pastoral support volunteers to work in hospitals, prisons, and the armed forces. This training is led by the Humanists UK Head of Pastoral Support, Simon O’Donoghue.

Humanist pastoral support volunteers come from all walks of life, but they all share these qualities in common: a personable disposition, a profound sense of empathy, a non-judgmental attitude, a keen commitment to helping others, patience, and a strenuous ethic of professionalism.

If you are interested in training to become a humanist pastoral care volunteer please contact Simon O’Donoghue on