If you are over 18 and want to have a special – and active - experience of the next Holy Year, by assisting the numerous pilgrims who will come to Rome to enter through the Holy Door, this is your chance!
You can offer your service for one or more weeks, or for specific jubilee events, in a unique experience helping those in need of assistance and information along the pilgrimage routes that lead to the Holy Doors of Rome’s four Pontifical Basilicas.
How to become a volunteer:
To register your interest, please fill out the relevant form. After entering the requested data, you will be able to access a reserved area of the website using your email and chosen password.
In the reserved area of you will be asked to upload:
• a photo, such as a passport photo, in which your face is clearly visible
• a scan of your valid identity document
• a scanned letter of introduction from your parish priest or the person in charge of the church organization to which you belong (making sure that the contact details of the person introducing you are clearly legible).
In the reserved area you will also be able enter the specific weeks and/or jubilee events for which you are available, but only after uploading all the required documents.
You can indicate multiple weeks of availability, but these should always be counted Saturday to Saturday. If you prefer to offer your service for specific jubilee events, this will be considered as covering all days of the event, which may vary from jubilee to jubilee. We invite you to check the Jubilee Calendar before applying. You can withdraw your availability at any time, up to seven days before the start of your service slot.
Finally, in the reserved area, you can follow the progress of your application and check whether it has been accepted. The acceptance of volunteers remains the sole prerogative of the Organizational Secretariat of Jubilee 2025.
For more information contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Question and answer:
1. Who can become a Jubilee 2025 volunteer?
Any adult member of the faithful who intends to offer their availability for the fixed period of one week, from Saturday to Saturday, or for specific events and jubilees can apply to become a volunteer. When applying, it will be necessary to present a letter from your parish priest or a priest certifying your Catholic faith and your active participation in parish life. Seminarians, and male and female novices in religious orders/communities who wish to offer their time for this service require the written approval of their rector or formator. Knowledge of the Italian language is preferable, but not mandatory.
2. How do you become a Jubilee 2025 volunteer?
By registering through the official Jubilee website, www.iubilaeum2025.va or the Iubialeum25 APP, you can submit your application and register the week of your availability. The volunteer can offer multiple weeks of availability in the same application. Subsequently, the Secretariat will contact the volunteer to confirm his/her service according to requirements for the period in question.
The volunteer will then have to independently arrange for a visa (where necessary) and travel expenses to and from Rome, while the Dicastery for Evangelization will be responsible for food and accommodation during the period of service. The Dicastery will not be able to assist with visa applications.
3. What will a Jubilee 2025 volunteer be asked to do?
The Volunteer who offers his or her service for the 2025 Jubilee will be committed to the success of the event, but more importantly will be a witness as to what the Holy Year represents.
Therefore, the Volunteer will be involved in welcoming the pilgrims at the different meeting points, providing them with information on all the available services; accompanying them along the routes specially reserved to access the Papal Basilicas, accompany them through the Holy Doors and pause in prayer with pilgrims with appropriate reverence, without distractions according to the times and circumstances. In addition, the Volunteer will provide assistance for any further services that may be required in the various circumstances.
He/she offers this service willingly and free of charge. He/she undertakes to carry out the tasks assigned by the Jubilee Organizational Secretariat, based on the logistical and operational needs of the Jubilee program.