Celebrating CAFOD volunteers around the country
7 June 2019
This Volunteers’ Week, we held events around the country to celebrate CAFOD's incredible volunteers and give thanks for the contribution they make to our work.
Last year, over 6,500 CAFOD volunteers across England and Wales gave a total of 27,862 hours – the equivalent of nearly 700 working weeks – to help raise funds and support others overseas.
In addition to the celebrations across the country, on Thursday 6 June a special thanksgiving Mass was held in CAFOD’s head office in Lambeth, London.
Many volunteers attended and were able to meet with different teams before having lunch with CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen.
“We rely on this diverse volunteer community – which consists of thousands of committed volunteers in our parishes, schools and around the world – to bring CAFOD’s work to life."
Christine Allen, CAFOD Director
Christine, who will be speaking at volunteer celebration events in London and Manchester, said:
“We, at CAFOD, are privileged to have amazing and passionate volunteers who support our work with some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world.
“We rely on this diverse volunteer community – which consists of thousands of committed volunteers in our parishes, schools and around the world – to bring CAFOD’s work to life.
“By sharing their time, skills and energy, our volunteers are helping to create a fairer world, are inspiring others to act for global justice, and ensuring that in the future, no one is beyond our reach.”
Volunteers are at the heart of CAFOD's work. Thanks to the efforts of our fantastic volunteers, we have been able to continue our work across the world, including emergency responses following the recent Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and peacebuilding work in places like Colombia.
Volunteers also play a key role in educating thousands of pupils across the UK on topics such as refugees and climate change.
There are lots of volunteer roles at CAFOD to complement every talent and time commitment – find out what volunteer role would suit you.