Could You Volunteer For CAFOD Hallam?

If you care about global poverty, can work with children and young people and are able to travel to schools and parishes in your local area, you may want to think about signing up as a volunteer.
As part of your role, you will be required to deliver a short presentation on an aspect of our work.
You don’t need to be an expert or a trained teacher and CAFOD offers our volunteers a full training programme, ongoing support and a wide range of exciting materials and resources to get you up and running.
CAFOD representative in Hallam, Jeremy Cain, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity and we are a very friendly bunch at CAFOD!
“All the support you need will be put in place and we have already had a number of volunteers thrive in their roles with us.”
If you would like to find out more, contact Jeremy Cain by calling 07710094454 or emailing

Ellie’s sponsored swim for CAFOD

Jenny Seymour, one of the CAFOD schools volunteers in Hallam, met with Ellie after her successful sponsored swim raising £150 for CAFOD

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Ellie mid-way through her sponsored swim fundraising for CAFOD after being inspired by her schools workshop

Ellie goes to St Wilfrids Primary school in the Hallam Diocese which now has regular visits from their local schools volunteer, Jenny Seymour.  Ellie was inspired by a recent workshop which took place in her classroom – the Rough Guide to CAFOD – and her class were tasked by their class teacher (and Head of RE), Mark Conway, to think of innovative ways of fundraising for CAFOD or helping with CAFOD’s work.

Ellie decided she could do a sponsored swim.  Ellie’s parents thought she would swim maybe 20 lengths.  She did a couple of practice swims at her swimming pool in Dronfield, but on the day she just kept on going….and going….and going – until she had swum 60 lengths!  Amazing work Ellie – thank you so much.

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Ellie at the end of her mammoth sponsored swim for CAFOD

How can you help fundraise for CAFOD?

CAFOD Afternoon Teas in Hope Valley

Vitale Afternoon Tea

Vintage Afternoon Teas for CAFOD Refugee Crisis in Castleton

On Saturday 24 June Angela Powell,  Community Participation Manager for CAFOD, attended a fundraiser in Castleton raising money for the refugee crisis.

This lovely event was hosted by Maria Kenyon with support of CAFOD Hope Valley group in the Diocese of Hallam.  Maria opened her beautiful garden and, with the help of volunteers Liz, Margaret, Maria and Bernie (pictured from left to right in front of the greenhouse) served tea, coffee and homemade cakes to visitors who wandered around the garden admiring all of the planting and wonderful setting.

Teas in the garden Hope Valley Group Castleton

Volunteers for CAFOD serving cream teas for refugees

One couple from Leicester said they were delighted to make a contribution to help alleviate the suffering of refugees and would consider organising an event themselves.Why don’t you use your own informal gathering of friends and family to raise much needed funds for CAFOD’s campaigns.


Cream Teas with a view for CAFOD