Continued from page 1 Lockwood Committee. Part of the work of the programme would be to publicise these opportunities as much as possible and to persuade more people to look on volunteer service as a worthwhile occupation.
There was already considerable enthusiasm, he said, but very often it came from people who were not properly qualified for the work involved.
Among the most valuable volunteers would be doctors, nurses (particularly with midwifery experience), social workers and researchers. engineers, draughtsmen, and anyone with a useful skill or mechanical training.
Catholic organisations in many of the developing countries, particularly in Africa, are being circularised and asked to let the Sword of the Spirit know of their requirements. "Volunteers for International Aid" will then attempt to match supply to demand.
The volunteers will go abroad for an initial period of at least one year, It is hoped that as many as possible will travel under conditions applying to volunteers who travel under the Lockwood Committee's schemes: free passage, board and lodging. and a pocketmoney allowance while abroad.
Enquiries may be addressed In Mr. Dudley Plunkett, Volunteers for International Aid, c/o Sword of the Spirit, 162a Strand, London, W.C.2.