Short-term volunteering with CAFOD

Young CAFOD volunteers

Young CAFOD volunteers visiting Romero House

Office volunteer needed

Are you interested in gaining some experience with a UK charity?

CAFOD’s Education team (based in central London) are looking for an enthusiastic, IT savvy volunteer to provide administrative support to a range of our work focused on Catholic schools in the UK.

Key tasks include

Support preparation for training courses including printing and collating

Support collation of evaluation forms and meeting notes

Checking and updating our database

Preforming research tasks online and by phone


Opportunity to gain administration experience in UK Charity working with a friendly and motivated team

Reasonable travel and lunch expenses

Additional Requirements

Familiarity with the Catholic Education system would be beneficial


You would ideally be available for 2 or 3 days a week for the minimum of 6 months

A shorter term more concentrated stint would also be considered

How to apply

Send your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you would like to volunteer with us to 

Other opportunities 

Do you have a spare day? You might have a day of volunteering leave you can take from work, a break between studies, or even a free evening to help out at an event

We welcome people of all ages to come and volunteer with us at our offices in London, at our volunteer centres around the country, or at events when they occur. Sometimes we know these dates or events well in advance, but sometimes we need your quick response.

On a given week we might ask you to make green hearts for our climate campaign, record a voiceover for us, or do some translation. We might ask you to write an online/print article.  In an emergency, we might ask you to raise awareness and ask for donations on social media.

How to apply

If you think you can help, please complete our volunteer sign up form, referencing the short-term volunteering opportunity. If you have specific dates you’re available, do let us know.  And sometimes we have specific opportunities we list here, so do check this page regularly.

Expenses for volunteers

We encourage our volunteers to claim expenses when you volunteer with us. These are always agreed in advance with the staff member you will be working with.

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