If you, or anyone you know, are aged between 18 and 30 and have a passion for global justice, read on to learn more about CAFOD’s gap year programme.
With the academic year and exams mostly over, many students will be looking forwards, and wondering where their next chapter will take them.
Why not kick-start those next steps with a Step into the Gap placement at CAFOD?
Beginning in September 2017, the placement will give you the opportunity to develop your skills by volunteering in the UK, as well as visiting one of CAFOD’s international partners.
Living and working in one of our UK placements for the academic year, you will learn more about yourself, your faith and the world we live in while inspiring others to make a difference.
Two of our Gappers in the Salford diocese, Lizzie and Sophie, are just coming to the end of their placements.
Sophie Hull, who is originally from Blackpool and is volunteering at Just Youth, said: “I will never forget this year, I have enjoyed it so much! I have gained so much confidence and developed my leadership skills hugely.
“Throughout the year I have been able to put my faith into action by going overseas to Ethiopia to see the work of CAFOD’s partners. On my return, I have been able to share the stories I have encountered there with communities in the UK.
“Being able to learn more about CAFOD and see CAFOD’s work first-hand has been a blessing and I am looking forward to carrying on volunteering for CAFOD on social justice in a bid to make the world more just.”
As well as limited remaining placements at Just Youth in Salford, there is a new opening for a placement in the South East, at St. Cassian’s Centre, Kintbury.
The successful applicant will spend the year at the residential youth centre which is owned by the religious order the de La Salle brothers, in West Berkshire. During the year, they will also visit an international CAFOD partner in Sierra Leone or Nicaragua and El Salvador.