Become a Parish Volunteer Coordinator!

Do you have a passion for encouraging others to make a real difference? Does the thought of inspiring, motivating and supporting a small number of volunteers in your local area make your heart smile?

As a volunteer coordinator, you could have the opportunity to work with and motivate a small group of volunteers in your local area, as well as use and develop communication, facilitation and organisational skills.

You could be part of our team of volunteers, supporting them to raise awareness of CAFOD’s work in their communities.

This is a rewarding opportunity for people with a passion for encouraging others to make a real difference. This could be a way to learn new skills and improve career prospects or as a way of using your gifts, refined throughout your career.

We have four Parish Volunteer Coordinators in Arundel and Brighton Diocese. Our PVCs, are in the following Deaneries: Crawley, St Leonard’s, Weybridge and Worthing.

We desperately need PVCs in Guildford, Woking, Epsom & Redhill, Mayfield, Brighton, Cathedral, and Lewes Deaneries.

Can you help?

You can sign up today using our online sign up form or contact the CAFOD volunteer centre for more information about how you can get involved locally. 

Are you going to walk for water this Lent?

You can provide fresh clean water, shelter and food for vulnerable families overseas by walking, dancing, hopping, or skipping 10,000 steps for 40 days this Lent!

Walk for Water is our 2021 Lent campaign where we are walking 10,000 steps a day- every day, done our way. You don’t have to get tied in a knot about how to do it: whether you hop it, skip it, slide it, run it, jump it, dance it, stamp it, stomp it. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just as long as you put your heart and soul into it. Please use local examples within

Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty! Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty.

Press pause, and pray

Join us on Wednesday 20th January from 12.30pm-1.30pm as we come together to pray for Christian unity. We traditionally hold a joint service with Christian Aid to which you are invited.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland.  The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.

Today the community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents.  In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion.  They remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests.  The sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence, healing or in search of meaning. For 2021, the sisters are inviting churches across the world to enter into their tradition of prayer and silence that is rooted in the ancient traditions of the Church. Click here to enter at the time of the webinar.

We have two other exciting online events coming shortly. On the 26th January at 11am, we have a talk about protecting migrant workers rights in Bangladesh by Dominic Carroll from our South Asia team,  and on Thursday 28th January at 11am Mark Chamberlain will be speaking about the need for water in Afar and tell of his personal experience of Abdella who is featured in our Fast Day appeal this Lent.