Volunteers Week is a particularly good time to recognise the huge value and contribution of volunteers to our work. Here is a reblog on one of our schools volunteers Angela, who has made quite an impact visiting primary schools across the diocese
Angela Pavitt is a schools volunteer in the Brentwood Diocese who has been visiting schools for almost a year. Here she reflects on her first year and describes why she thinks it is important for children and young people in schools to hear about CAFOD’s work.
What is your background and why did you decide to become a schools volunteer for CAFOD?
I was a primary school teacher and therefore familiar with the school environment, although you don’t need to have that classroom experience to be a schools volunteer. There was an advert in our parish newsletter requesting volunteers and it coincided with the death of a close friend, who had worked in Africa most of his priestly life, so I decided to apply to be a volunteer in his memory.
What are the things you enjoy about the role?
I really enjoy going into different schools and engaging with…
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