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.
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 Taylor & Bronagh Daly
Address: Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX
Telephone: 0113 275 9302 Mobile: 07876 790857
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 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.
Office opening times:
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 2pm
Friday 10am – 2pm