Could you inspire a generation?

Could you help to open children’s eyes to the world in which we live, and inspire them to take action? 

Or do you know someone who you think might be interested in volunteering for this rewarding role?

We are expanding out schools team. Find out how you can help us with children.


School children

We are looking to extend our work with schools across East Anglia, especially in Cambridge, Peterborough, and Ipswich.

“Our schools are extremely supportive of CAFOD” says diocesan manager Stephen Matthews. “It is such a privilege to work with them. I have experienced great energy, enthusiasm and a warm welcome on each visit. But we desperately need more people to help with this essential work”.

The CAFOD schools programme has been running for several years across England and Wales and is an established programme that offers bespoke training and resources designed around your needs as a volunteer. You can work with children in primary schools, young people in secondary schools, young people in your parish, or all of them.


The training and materials are flexible to fit around the time and energy that  you can offer.   

The role requires you to be able to visit local schools on your own and so is subject to the completion of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Scheme (Child Protection) check. You will join a team of school volunteers across the diocese, supported by our schools volunteer coordinator. You will also receive full training and be able to use CAFOD’s acclaimed school resources to lead assemblies  and support the school(s) with their community work.

> If you know anyone who might be interested please ask them if they would do this for CAFOD. For further information and to apply please contact Stephen Matthews.


Frida and friends at their school playground in Peru.


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