VACANCY: Office Volunteer

Would you like to support our CAFOD Volunteer Centre, minimum one day per week? A typical office volunteering day could involve a mix of the following activities:

Daisy First Day Office Volunteer with Share the Journey mail out

Daisy: one of our most recent office Volunteer preparing resources for Parish Volunteer refugee walk events

  • Welcoming volunteers
  • Updating the database
  • Phone calls
  • Posting letters
  • Photocopying
  • Shredding
  • Editing the monthly Volunteer eBulletin
  • Events and hospitality
  • Updating the display board

Full training and travel expenses will be provided

To apply for the volunteer vacancy, click here or call (0113) 275 9302 for more details


Young Harrogate parishioners inspire us to live simply this Christmas

Krista from St Aelred’s in Harrogate got in touch with us today to let us know about their entry into the Christmas tree display

The children’s liturgy at St Aelred’s Church in Harrogate entered the annual Christmas tree display at St John’s Church in Knaresborough on behalf of CAFOD.

The tree was called ‘Tree to Care For our Common Home; Earth’ and is based on the CAFOD campaign for Global healing and Pope Francis’ call on the damage being inflicted on our common home and how we need to make urgent lifestyle changes to protect the planet, improve quality of life and prevent poverty.

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All the beautiful decorations were hand made by the children using recycled waste. The trees will be on display from the 1st-9th December.


If you would like to know more about how your parish can live more simply this Christmas click here or get in touch with us here in the volunteer center or call (0113) 275 9302

Want to discover how you can counter consumerism with CAFOD?

Countering consumerism

In today’s busy world in can be difficult to get lost in our own lives and fall into the trap of misguided consumerism whilst neglecting the call to be holy.

But here at CAFOD Leeds – we have the answer.

Our series of retreats across the country titled “Countering Consumerism” will show you how to avoid these pitfalls and make the changes to honour God in the 21st Century.

Be inspired by Pope Francis, and his new letter Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) – allow the words of the Gospel to shake up your life and broaden a mindset that can be restricted by the expectations of a fast paced, materialistic society.

Environmental issues are the most crucial for our generation to solve, with throwaway culture dictating our purchases and plastic polluting our oceans, come together with CAFOD to explore Scripture and discover what we can do to live simply with each other under Church teaching.

The retreats are free of charge and all are very welcome.

For more information and to book onto one of our retreats, follow the link.