Sat 17th June 2017 Bradford, St John Church; Understanding CAFOD and Volunteer Meet Up

Are you interested in supporting CAFOD? Come and find out:

  • Who we are
  • What we stand for
  • Where we work
  • How we campaign
  • Why we need your help

Understanding CAFOD June 2017 Bradford

Come along and learn more about how you can get involved in your local parish or school by becoming a CAFOD Volunteer.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To book your place or for more information please email or call (0113) 275 9302

27th May 2017. Week of Action, Climate Lobby Training – Leeds

Week of Action 2017The Climate Coalition and Hope for the Future are offering free training for anyone seeking to engage their MP on climate change.

With three years of first hand experience and research into the most effective ways of engaging MPs on the topic of climate change, Hope for the Future’s training will provide support and advice to those wishing to make an impact on their MP.

The training will equip all those preparing for the Climate Coalition’s Speak Up Week of Action, from 1st – 9th July. Speak Up is a week of community events organised by campaigners to celebrate the people, places, and things they want to protect most from climate change. Find out more information here:

The training will include;

– Practicalities of setting up a meeting and organising events.

– Effective communication with MPs and how to engage particularly challenging MPs.

– An opportunity to share good practice with other lobbyists.

– Hearing directly from policy makers and MPs what makes for effective lobbying.

Due to venue capacity there are limited spaces for the training so please register in advance. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to organise your own event during Week of Action, please look here for more support and resources or contact Joanne at your local CAFOD Volunteer Centre in Leeds (0113) 275 9302 or email

Introducing Patrick – our new campaign volunteer co-ordinator

After spending nearly eight years serving in the British army, one Bradford University graduate is now enjoying his time working as a volunteer for aid agency CAFOD. 

Patrick Chabviaka

Patrick Chabviaka, CAFOD Leeds’ campaign volunteer co-ordinator

Patrick Chabviaka has been CAFOD Leeds’ campaign volunteer co-ordinator since February after taking a particular interest in international development.

Patrick said: “I graduated from university in 2014 having done an international development course but there is only so much you can learn through theories.

“I realise now what a huge role organisations like CAFOD play and I now have a better idea how campaigns work.”

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