Celebrate Volunteers' Month with CAFOD

27 May 2021

A lady holds a cup of tea

A year like no other

In tribute to the amazing part volunteers have played in CAFOD’s mission in this unusual and challenging year, we are expanding our usual Volunteers’ Week celebrations to a whole month of online activities.

Between 1 June - 1 July, join us for a series of online events celebrating our incredible volunteers who give up their time to help their communities and country. And this year, there are more people to thank than ever before.

Find out how to celebrate with us

Volunteers have come together online to hear from our friends and partners around the world, and have joined in prayer at online Mass. When churches were unable to open their doors to congregations, volunteers did contactless collections, organised plant sales and walked, swam and ran to raise money. Education volunteers Zoomed into school assemblies! And now that restrictions in England and Wales are easing, campaign volunteers have ‘meet with my MP to talk climate change’ at the top of their to do lists.

A record-breaking year
  • 59,423 registrations to watch CAFOD online talks 
  • 13,510 supporters watched CAFOD online talks live
  • 4,229 supporters watched recordings of online talks 
  • Children's Liturgy Live webinars brought 797 families to pray and worship online with CAFOD

Join us for a month of events

During Volunteers' Month, volunteers will be able to learn how to cook an Ethiopian lunch (while learning about our work in Ethiopia), get top tips for taking great photos, meet together to share experiences with each other, and win Fairtrade goodies with the Fairtrade Foundation.

The celebration culminates on 1 July in the Volunteer Forum with Christine Allen and Neil Thorns followed by Mass with CAFOD trustee Mark Odion.

Register for our events

Want to get involved? You can volunteer today

There are so many ways to get involved! You could:

  • support CAFOD in your parish
  • visit schools
  • help spread the word by writing to your local paper
  • help in a CAFOD office
  • help with a regional social media account
  • join in our campaigns
  • become a CAFOD prayer writer

No action is too small to make a difference!

Sign up to volunteer with CAFOD

We would love to chat to you about how you are interested in helping. Please register your interest and we will be in touch soon. You can also explore all of our volunteer opportunities and read volunteer stories.

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