CAFOD Volunteers: At the heart of our organisation

Bill and Ann Hurley holding their Papal Blessing.

Parish volunteers celebrating Anniversary

In celebration of Volunteers Week (1-12 June) we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their help and hard work throughout the year. To say thank you, we will be sharing stories and advice from volunteers around the Diocese.

Volunteers are an integral part of CAFOD and without them we could not continue to support our global brothers and sisters living in poverty.

As of March 2016, there are 5,815 CAFOD volunteers across England and Wales who help us throughout the year, from reading at mass and helping in the volunteer centre to working overseas as part of our Step into the Gap program.

Learn more about the different volunteering roles

Between them they give up over 120,000 hours of their free time, and this enables CAFOD to spend an extra £864,000 each year on fighting poverty overseas.

CAFOD Refugee appeal Fundraising dance

Volunteers perform at St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Anne Prior, CAFOD representative for Hallam, says: “Our volunteers are vital to the running of CAFOD, we simply couldn’t do it without them. We are so grateful to each and every one of them who helps at our volunteer centres, in their parishes, local schools or in the community; their dedication and hard work is second to none.

“Despite all this fantastic help, we still need even more volunteers, in particular for parishes, and with various roles at our volunteer centre in Hallam.”

If you would like to volunteer with us please apply online or please ring Anne Prior on 0114 268 7817.

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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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