CAFOD Hallam’s Young Volunteers come together for the final session

By Annie Powell

On the 21st June, myself along with 29 0ther CAFOD Hallam young volunteers came together for the final meeting at All Saints School. Juliana, Panikos and Ben from CAFOD joined us all the way from London to get a taste of what we have been doing in our schools and communities for CAFOD and what motivates us to volunteer and get involved in the work that CAFOD does.

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It was a fun morning and included a variety of group activities such as preparing Dragons Den style pitches to explain why we thought the young volunteers scheme was helpful and what you could gain from it. As well as this we pitched for what we would do for CAFOD if we were given £100,000. We were joined by Bishop John at the end of the morning, when we all sat down for an Emmaus meal to celebrate our time together.

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Overall, I think the Young Volunteers Programme has been a great success! I would encourage other young people to get involved next year. I have learnt a lot about global issues and managed to pick up a number of new skills such as teamwork and communication, whilst helping others who are less fortunate than myself.

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About cafodhallam

CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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