Understanding CAFOD is the perfect opportunity to find out all that you have ever wanted to know about CAFOD. This one day course will introduce you to much of what CAFOD does to help people out of poverty, and some of the people who do it.
Join other volunteers from across the region and meet a variety of CAFOD’s staff. Learn how you can help make a difference with this fun and interactive day workshop.
In the morning you will get a thorough introduction to CAFOD as an organisation. You’ll learn about the vision, mission, and values that form the basis of the work of the Catholic Church in Overseas Development, its history and how CAFOD is funded. You can also explore CAFOD’s work with poor communities throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
In the afternoon, you will find out how you can make a difference to the lives of people across the world, through a series of workshops:
CAFOD in your parish: Learn more about how CAFOD is being brought to life by volunteers in parishes throughout England and Wales. You’ll hear about CAFOD’s Fast Day appeals, how to organise CAFOD events in your parish, and other ways CAFOD is helping to support parish life.
Campaigning with CAFOD: Help CAFOD to challenge those in power to make a case for the world’s poorest communities. You’ll learn more about CAFOD’s new campaign, One Climate One World, and how we are calling for urgent, immediate action to fight climate change. You’ll also learn about other ways in which you can take action with CAFOD, such as supporting Fairtrade.
Inspiring the next generation: Working with children and young people to take action in the fight against poverty, you will learn about how CAFOD is working with children and young people across England and Wales, see a CAFOD workshop in action, and learn more about how to get involved yourself.
Choose two of these workshops, and you will also have the chance to ask any questions about CAFOD during the course of the day. Tea and coffee will be served and a light lunch will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact CAFOD on 0208 449 6970 or by email.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Amigo Hall is located on the corner of Lambeth Road and St George’s Road, next to St George’s RC Cathedral, Southwark.
Lambeth North underground station (Bakerloo) is approximately five minutes walk away, and Waterloo mainline rail station is approximately 10 minutes walk away.
There is limited street parking (pay and display) available on Lambeth Road and also near to the Imperial War Museum. Additionally, four disabled bays are located immediately outside of the hall on Lambeth Road.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. However, we will ask you to sign in when you arrive.