If you care about global poverty, can work with children and young people and are able to travel to schools and parishes in your local area, you may want to think about signing up as a volunteer.
As part of your role, you will be required to deliver a short presentation on an aspect of our work.
You don’t need to be a global expert or a trained teacher and CAFOD offers our volunteers a full training programme, ongoing support and a wide range of exciting materials and resources to get you up and running.
CAFOD representative in Hallam, Jeremy Cain, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity and we are a very friendly bunch at CAFOD!
“All the support you need will be put in place and we have already had a number of volunteers thrive in their roles with us.”
If you would like to find out more, contact Jeremy Cain by calling 07710094454 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three overseas visitors spent time in a Middlesbrough school to share more about the vital work they carry out in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Moise, Kelechi and Winston spoke about their work for CAFOD
Moise Liboto Makuta, Kelechi Emeh and Winston Berrios spoke to pupils at St Peter’s Catholic College about their experiences in Niger, Nigeria and Nicaragua respectively.
The trio all work as Overseas Programme Officers for CAFOD.
Moise and Kelechi talked at length about the impact that climate change is having on the communities where they work and how these communities experience extreme weather conditions such as floods and droughts.
Winston spoke to the schoolchildren about the challenges in Nicaragua to local communities who are being dispossessed of their land by multi-national corporations.
CAFOD supporters and volunteers are invited to join together for the annual Holy Island pilgrimage on Saturday July 1.
A photo taken at last year’s pilgrimage by David Cross
The pilgrimage is set to start at 1pm and for anyone not walking across the causeway, there will be a liturgy at St Aidan’s RC Church at 1.30pm.
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at 4pm in the Priory Church, celebrated by Father Chris Hughes