About CAFOD Leeds

CAFOD Leeds works with the Catholic community in the diocese to raise both funds and awareness of global poverty and injustice through parishes, schools, individuals and networks.

Our office is just one of many around England & Wales working in partnership with thousands of volunteers and supporters, providing information on supporting CAFOD in your area and how to get involved. The CAFOD Volunteer Centre is situated in the grounds of Hinsley Hall, Leeds and our doors are always open to our volunteers. We are also are happy visiting other places in the diocese, so please do get in touch. We look forward to meeting you.

CAFOD LEeds Joanne, Bronagh adn Katie

Pictured left to right: Joanne Clark, Katie Binns and Bronagh Daly

Volunteers have always been an integral part of CAFOD’s work, partnering with us in our mission of overcoming global poverty and injustice. We want to develop our volunteering to strengthen partnership in CAFOD, and to empower the Catholic community to work alongside us in our volunteer centre and out in our Catholic communities, to have greater input and participation in CAFOD’s work. We have changed the name to CAFOD Volunteer Centre as we are ‘opening wide’ our doors to welcome those who want to play a role in supporting the Catholic community to express their faith, working together, towards a world transformed to reflect the Kingdom of God.

Community Participation Coordinators: Joanne Clark & Bronagh Daly

Address: Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX
Telephone: 0113 275 9302  Mobile: 07876 790857
Email: leeds@cafod.org.uk


Volunteer with us!

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 Leeds on 0113 275 9302 or leeds@cafod.org.uk

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.

Find out more about volunteering in your parish

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.

Find out more about volunteering to work with young people

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.

Find out more about being a speaker for CAFOD

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.

Find out more about being a volunteer area coordinator

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.

Find out more about becoming and admin volunteer

Communications volunteer

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.

Find out more about becoming a communications volunteer

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.

Find out more about being an MP correspondent


Office opening times:

Monday (closed)
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 2pm
Friday 10am – 2pm


Young CAFOD supporter looking at something in his hands

Young CAFOD supporter in Leeds diocese






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