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.
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.
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.