CAFOD works in East Anglia with the Catholic community, particularly through parishes and schools, to raise funds and challenge global poverty and injustice.
Together we pray, act and give what we can to help those who live with poverty and inequality around the world. CAFOD began 50 years ago through the generous response of the Catholic community to the needs of families overseas.
The bishops liked it, joined in, and so we became the official agency of the Roman Catholic Church. We were given a leading role on overseas development.
Today, CAFOD continues as a partnership between people in parish and schools in England and Wales and projects in over 40 countries. Coming alongside people in these places, we are helping them rebuild their communities, increase their resilience to disaster, create sustainable livelihoods and advocate for their own future.
Here you can see what we’re doing and how you can support CAFOD in the three counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk that form the diocese of East Anglia.
CAFOD works in East Anglia with the Catholic community in the diocese to raise funds and awareness of global poverty and injustice through parishes and schools.
We are working in partnership with thousands of volunteers and supporters, providing information on supporting CAFOD in your area and how to get involved.
For more information, please contact:
Stephen Matthews – Community Participation Coordinator – CAFOD
working particularly with the dioceses of East Anglia and Brentwood, and supporting colleagues in Arundel & Brighton, Brentwood, Portsmouth, Southwark and Westminster
We welcome your feedback, so if you have a query, comment or complaint please let us know. We endeavour to respond within five to seven working days. Please phone our Supporter Relations Team between 9.30am and 5.30pm – Tel: 0207 095 5688.
Come and join the CAFOD team, and get directly involved in helping bring poverty to an end. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, get in touch with CAFOD East Anglia on 01223 358552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer in your parish
Working in partnership with the parish priest, parish volunteers help to increase awareness of CAFOD’s work and help more people to get involved by giving, acting, and praying with CAFOD. This can include organising Fast Day talks, collections, and other events, taking the lead on parish programmes like Connect2, and ensuring that CAFOD’s work is held in prayer in the community.
Work with children and young people
From an early age, children and young people have a keen sense of justice. CAFOD’s education volunteers help inspire and empower young people to act for change by leading assemblies and workshops in schools, youth groups and confirmation classes.
Speak up for CAFOD
Speakers lend their voices and experience to telling others about the great work CAFOD is doing to bring an end to poverty and injustice. Volunteer speakers are always needed to speak at Masses for CAFOD’s Fast Day appeals.
Coordinate other volunteers
Our volunteer area coordinators work with groups of volunteers across a deanery or other geographic diocesan area, building relationships with existing volunteers and recruiting new volunteers where possible.
Help with office administration
Administrative volunteers are often based in a volunteer centre in their area and work closely with other volunteers and staff. Responsibilities for this volunteer role may include data entry, handling correspondence via email and telephone, and collaborating with volunteer coordinators to help administer certain areas of CAFOD’s work in the area.
Communications volunteers gather and coordinate photos and stories of parish communities, schools, volunteers, and more in their area. Working with CAFOD’s media team, they will then produce press releases for the local newspapers and local radio, as well as sharing the stories on CAFOD’s local blogs and social media channels.
Get to know your MP
By becoming a CAFOD MP Correspondent (MPC), you can help to ensure that the voices of many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people are heard in the corridors of power. Through letters and meetings with MPs, CAFOD supporters have already helped secure tough laws to tackle climate change, and ensure the UK are world-leading in their overseas aid contribution.