Be inspired – CAFOD volunteer day

CAFOD Southwark Blog

Min is a CAFOD volunteer. Here she talks about taking part, last Saturday, in a CAFOD Volunteer Day for volunteers and those thinking about giving their time. 

I found the day truly inspiring, and humbling. It opened my eyes to the difference CAFOD makes in countries devastated by war, climate change, famine and poverty. It helped me understand how each prayer, gift and action supports its amazing work.

Making a difference

CAFOD volunteers enjoying an International workshop lead by sister Clara from Zambia CAFOD volunteers enjoying an International workshop led by sister Clara from Zambia

Too often, we witness the cruel impact of an international crisis. But what happens when the TV cameras roll away? We learnt how CAFOD stays on to help communities rebuild their lives through education, development work and how CAFOD speaks out against injustice.

But it was hearing first-hand so many moving stories that helped me grasp the real difference this makes to people’s daily lives. Such as…

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An exciting volunteer day to understand CAFOD – 28 April 2018

CAFOD Southwark Blog

Oliver Meade is a volunteer at CAFOD’s Southwark office.  In this blog, he tells us  about an amazing CAFOD volunteer day filled with International speakers and workshops on the 28th of April.  Its not too late to book  your ticket!

Workshops and inspirational speakers for volunteers

On the 28th of April, we are holding an exciting volunteer day at Romero House.  We will be holding workshops to find out all about CAFOD, such as how we operate and why we work.  There will also be two international guest speakers: Juan Carlos Gazol and Sister Clara.  They will be talking about poorer communities in Nicaragua and Zambia respectively.  It will be a fantastic day to meet other CAFOD supporters, pray together, and learn new things.

Book your ticket to the volunteer day

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Sleepover raises in excess of £550 for CAFOD!

Thank you to John F Kennedy Catholic School for fundraising for CAFOD!

This year saw the third CAFOD Sleepover at John F Kennedy Catholic School, Hemel Hempstead. This has become a popular annual event to support the schools’ preparations during the season of Lent with all participating student’s donating £10 to CAFOD.

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John F Kennedy Catholic School students enjoying school sleepover

When the rest of the school community went home on Friday night, 53 Year 7 students, together with members of the student leadership team (known as ‘Reaction’) and 6 staff, stayed behind to spend the night in school. The evening started with a reminder for the Year 7’s of the work of CAFOD, before turning a number of classrooms into dormitories. Teachers used the school kitchen to cook a pizza supper, before they headed outside for a sing song around a (massive) camp fire. Continue reading