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Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are at the heart of CAFOD's work. Find out how you can join us.

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Find volunteering opportunities all over England and Wales.

In your parish community


Use your voice to inspire people with stories from those we work with overseas.


Bring people together to have fun and support the communities we work overseas


Help bring CAFOD's campaigns to life in your parish!

Where you live

Work with others in your local area and help us make an even bigger difference.


Motivate a small group of volunteers in your local area. 

In schools

Visit schools in your local area to deliver assemblies and workshops about CAFOD

In the office

Play a vital role in helping us keep in touch with thousands of communities across England and Wales.

Live Simply assessor

Evaluate schools and parish community as they work achieving the LiveSimply award.

Help spread the word

Share what we're doing and inspire others to get involved.

Prayer writer

Draft prayers and reflections for parishes, catechetical groups, schools, youth groups, and more.

Short-term Opportunities

The CAFOD group I am privileged to be a part of is made up of such wonderful people. The blessings their friendship and support give me is high reward for volunteering.

Jennifer Smith, CAFOD volunteer at St Joseph's, Bromley

Frequently Asked Questions

No, CAFOD works with all people regardless of religious belief.

Not at all!  While it is helpful if you have previous experience, CAFOD offers all of its education volunteers three and a half days of training on volunteering in schools for CAFOD, as well as twice annual refresher days focused on new resources and activities based on CAFOD's appeals.

Unfortunately, we don’t currently provide opportunities for volunteering outside the UK. We work largely through local partner agencies and local staff, and the staff that we recruit internationally to work with them are professionals with very specific skills. One of the best sources of information on volunteering abroad in relief or development is the 'Guide to volunteering for development' produced by the World Service Enquiry, which is available from their website together with a lot of relevant information and links.

There's a way you can use the time you have to help us make a difference, whether it's a few free minutes in the day, days in the week, weeks in the year, or more!  Many of the opportunities above can be tailored to fit into your schedule, and we offer limited time volunteering opportunities as well.

If you have any other questions about volunteering with CAFOD, please email our Volunteering team.