My name is Kate Eastmond, I am 18 years old and have taken a gap year before university to volunteer for CAFOD working in the Diocese of Salford. My connection with CAFOD started about 6 years ago, through my local parish from there I did work experience at Romero House and before deciding what to study at University, I felt that I needed sometime away from education to pursue my own aspirations. And CAFOD’s “Step into the Gap” programme was the perfect thing for me.
As part of my year I am a volunteer youth worker for a local organisation called Just Youth in Salford. Where I am a chaplain at a school, and in my spare time teach English to Asylum Seekers and Refugees, I also help out at the local youth club. This year is giving me the opportunity to discover more about my faith, venture abroad and challenge myself.
To find out how you could become a CAFOD Gapper, visit the CAFOD website: