Campaign volunteers

CAFOD’s campaigning tackles the causes of poverty and injustice, not just the symptoms. When the Catholic community speaks out together, we have a powerful voice.

Campaign volunteers enable and inspire people in their parishes and communities to take action as part in CAFOD’s campaigns. If you’re already a local campaign volunteer, here are all the resources you need to inspire your community to get involved with our latest campaigns.

Find out more about becoming a CAFOD campaigns volunteer

Download this short talk to introduce your parish to campaigning with CAFOD

Share the Journey

Volunteers participate in Share the Journey campaign walk

Volunteers discuss the stories on the Share the Journey cards during the Outreach and Residential Centres Volunteers’ Gathering at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick.

War, persecution, natural disaster and poverty force millions of people from their homes. Most come from poor countries, and seek safety in poor countries nearby. We cannot turn away. Inspired by Pope Francis’ special concern for people on the move, our Share the Journey campaign urges Britain to play a leading role in the forthcoming global compacts on migration and refugees.

As a campaign volunteer, you can encourage your parish or group to take part in CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign by organising a solidarity walk in your community. Send a powerful message to world leaders that they too need to step up and protect the rights of people on the move.

Whether you walk one mile or hundreds, anyone can take part. Together we will walk 24,900 miles - the distance around the world.

Here you can find all the resources you need to introduce Share the Joureney, including a short talk, a prayer and links to order an organiser's guide and cards. Please organise a walk or card-signing in your community and return the action cards and organiser form to CAFOD, so that we can add up the miles walked.

Share the Journey resources

Order the organiser's guide to plan your walk

Order action cards with stories that can be used on your walk

Download the Share the Journey fact sheet for more information

Read our Q&A on Share the Journey

Use our short talk to inspire your parish

Share our prayer for the campaign

Become a livesimply award community

Leeds livesimply award community

Member of St Benedict’s church in Leeds diocese which became a livesimply award community in 2016

As a campaign volunteer, you can make a plan with your community to apply for a livesimply award.

The livesimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities - parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies - to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”. Read more background to the livesimply award.

The award application shows how your community has been living:

• simply

• in solidarity with people in poverty

• sustainably with creation.

Your plan can include new and ongoing activities. Use the resources below to get started.

Livesimply award resources

Step-by-step guide to becoming a livesimply award community

Action plan form to get you started

Sign up to start your livesimply award journey

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