Have you thought about being a schools volunteer?

Could you give a few hours a month to CAFOD and join our team of school volunteers in bringing the work of CAFOD and social justice to life?


CAFOD has always seen the education of children and young people in the area of global justice as an integral part of its work. CAFOD is looking for volunteers with good communication skills and who enjoy working with children and young people to expand their horizons towards a global society.

Experience in school or with children is not essential but may help. All volunteers undertake 2 days training and need to complete references and full Safeguarding disclosure.

After training, volunteers can buddy with other volunteers before visiting primary and secondary schools around the Diocese to inform children and young people about CAFOD’s work. Often giving presentations in assemblies or working with smaller groups of pupils running engaging activities about social justice.

Mike, who joined our team of volunteers last year before leaving for a teaching role, said of the buddy system:

Hi Mary, I went to school with John this morning. It was a marvellous occasion. John engaged the school (360 of them) with great skill and good humour. John was very supportive and encouraging. The Headmistress was very friendly and the school children were attentive and thoughtful. I am now very keen to prepare for and undertake my first presentation.”

The next training takes place on Thursday 5 February and Thursday 19 March 2015, in Romero House, Waterloo.

To request an application form or to find out more about volunteering in schools, contact brentwood@cafod.org.uk or phone 0208 502 9722

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