Meet the new gap year volunteers

Hi! My name is Siobhan Doyle and I am 22 from Milton Keynes. I am about to start the Step into the Gap programme at Newman University in Birmingham. I have just finished my degree in Spanish and International Development Studies at the University of Chester.


Siobhan Doyle

Find out more about volunteering with CAFOD. 

I first heard of CAFOD through my local parish and through school. The first time I really became involved in CAFOD was in my final year of university whilst I was vice president of Cathsoc. We organised several activities to raise awareness of the refugee crisis, including a pilgrimage to Rome with the Lampedusa cross.



The gap year volunteers when they visited Romero House in London

This inspired me to apply for Step into the Gap so that I could put my faith into action, learn about how CAFOD works and see first-hand the impact it has on people’s lives in developing countries. I am so passionate about global justice and I am really looking forward to raising awareness of the amazing work CAFOD does and promote its values.


There are many opportunities for young people to volunteer with CAFOD. 

I hope that through taking part in Step into the Gap I will be able to play a small part in raising awareness of the challenges people face in the developing world.

Prayer Vigil for Peace, Burntwood- All welcome

Monday 11th September 2017 

3pm – 9pm

At the front (weather permitting) of St Joseph’s R.C Church Burntwood, Ws7 0BB

An opportunity to think about creating a world in which we can leave peacefully with one another.

People are welcome to pop in briefly or spend some time with us, whatever suits them. They can light a candle for a cause close to their heart and sit and contemplate in our beautiful Church.

Later on we will be lighting candles out side the Church at the front to show that Jesus is the light of the world. Vigil“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein

For more details contact:

Helen Richards   07982149136

Jackie Frost