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 Autumn 2018 (pdf, 2mb)

Refresher Training and Briefing Days Autumn 2018

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

Refresher Training and Briefing Days Spring 2019

Summer Term 2018

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

Share the Journey

This term we are encouraging 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.

As this campaign is a priority for CAFOD in the coming months, it is the sole offer which we have for schools visits. The Share the Journey walk and the associated workshops have been popular already with lots of schools so we expect that many more schools will want to take us up on these. Please only offer these workshops and the walk when schools ask what you are able to do this term.

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.

Primary Resources

We have two workshops for Key Stage 2 which support and complement the Share the Journey walk.

For Years 3 and 4 a workshop on Special Places for Refugees. This also fits with the Come and See RE unit on Special Places.

Download fileSpecial Places for Refugees workshop script - Password Protected (docx, 78kb)

Workshop Script for Year 3 and 4 Special Places for Refugees

Resources for Upper Primary and Secondary

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

The Refugee Statistics Icebreaker has been updated please destroy previous copies

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