School volunteers

School volunteers inspire children and young people. If you're a school volunteer and are planning an assembly or a workshop we have everything you need.

If you would like to enquire about booking a school volunteer visit email

Find out more about becoming a CAFOD schools volunteer

Training for the Autumn and Spring Terms

We will be going through all the resources in detail at our termly training and briefing days. Please try and attend one. If you can't go to the one nearest your home then feel free to attend any of the others.

Download fileTraining and Briefing Days Spring 2019 (pdf, 2mb)

Refresher Training and Briefing Days Spring 2019

Some of these resources are volunteer exclusives. You will need a password to access these. If you have forgotten your password please contact David Brinn on

Primary School visit resources

These are the resources for visits to Primary Schools for use during the Autumn Term


NB This assembly is also available to teachers so please check in advance whether they have already used it and advise them not to if you are going to use it.

If a school has already used the Fast Day assembly, then use this one which explores the different types of work CAFOD does through the Corporal Works of Mercy

or you can use The Three Pigs assembly if the school didn't have it last year


For Key Stage One we have a new workshop

We have two workshops for Key Stage 2

For Years 3 and 4 a workshop on Special Places for Refugees.

The workshop for Years 5 and 6 and Secondary students is the ever popular On the Move. This has been updated and extra resources included in this version. This workshop is also available for teachers so please check if they have used it with the group you will be working with.

Download fileNewspaper headlines (pdf, 101kb)

Newspaper headlines for On the Move

Laudato Si'

Once again we are offering schools the chance to take part in our popular Laudato Si' workshops and gain the CAFOD Laudato Si' award

Both workshops need the Laudato Si' animation for children. Unfortunately it is too big to embed and upload. To save the film to your memory stick go to

Or bring a memory stick to your refresher day so we can download the embedded file directly for you to cut and paste into the presentation.

Key Stage One

Key Stage Two

Rough Guide to CAFOD

Share the Journey

This term we are continuing to encourage all schools in England and Wales to get involved in our latest campaign Share the Journey. This campaign is centred on the issue of migration and the reasons why people across the world are forced to leave their homes.

Share the Journey walk

CAFOD's Share the Journey walk is the main campaign action and involves school communities walking together reflecting on stories of migrants from across the world.  We're aiming to walk 24,900 miles - the distance around the whole world, to show we care about the millions of people forced to flee their homes.

Schools will take care of all the logistics and Schools Volunteers will be the leader on the day for the prayers and reflections. We also hope schools will invite you to lead workshops with some pupils to allow them to go deeper on the issues surrounding refugees and migration.

Download fileSchools Guide to Share the Journey - includes the script for the walk (pdf, 4mb)

Schools Share the Journey Campaign Guide including Script

The stories which you read as you progress on the walk are contained in the PowerPoints below. Please print and carry with you. It is not intended that the PowerPoint be used.

Download fileStories to accompany the walk (Primary) (pptx, 1mb)

Primary migration stories to accompant the walk

Download fileStories to accompany the walk (Secondary) (pptx, 3mb)

Secondary migration stories to accompant the walk

We have a certificate for you to give the school to thank them for playing their part in the walks.

After each walk we are asking Schools Volunteers to record the total mileage (distance x number of participants) on our online totaliser Share the journey totaliser.

Secondary School Visit Resources

Our new programme of secondary school visit sessions is in place from September. Below are the sessions which we are offering to Secondary Schools from now on. They will not change from term to term as a rule.

Introduction to CAFOD





see in Primary resources section for On the Move resources

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