Help bring CAFOD's work to life in your parish community
Find volunteering opportunities all over England and Wales.
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.
Visit schools in your local area to deliver assemblies and workshops about CAFOD
Play a vital role in helping us keep in touch with thousands of communities across England and Wales.
Help spread the word about the great work volunteers are doing in their local area.
Evaluate schools and parish community as they work achieving the LiveSimply award.
Are you 11-18 and want to make a difference?
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.