Step into the Gap: Reaching rural communities in Uganda

Nicole Gillespie is a CAFOD Step into the Gap volunteer who has recently returned from an overseas visit to Uganda. Here, she reflects on what no one beyond reach means to her. Apply to Step into the Gap today

Step into the Gap: Different cultures encountered in Uganda

Nicole Gillespie is a Step into the Gap volunteer who has recently returned from an overseas trip to Uganda. Here, she shares some of the things she noticed about culture while on her trip. Apply to Step into the Gap today

Step into the Gap: Embarking on our overseas adventure

Our team of Step into the Gap volunteers are about to depart for their overseas trips to either the Holy Land or Uganda. We asked them how they are feeling and how they are preparing for their trips. Apply to Step into the Gap today

Step into the Gap: Tackling hunger one bowl at a time

Caroline Collins is a Step into the Gap volunteer at Newman University in Birmingham. This week she is getting ready for Family Fast Day. At Newman University we have been preparing to swap our usual Friday lunch boxes for a simple soup lunch. For so many of our brothers and sisters around the world, the harvest determines … Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Tackling hunger one bowl at a time”

Step into the Gap: Meet the new team of volunteers!

Welcome to our new team of CAFOD gap year volunteers! Read on to find out about their placements and what inspired them to join the programme. Caroline Collins. Newman University, Birmingham I’m Caroline and I’m based at Newman University in Birmingham. I first found out about CAFOD’s Step into the Gap programme when I did … Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Meet the new team of volunteers!”

Step into the Gap: How Cambodia changed me

Rod travelled to Cambodia with the Step into the Gap programme to meet CAFOD partners and the communities they work with.  One year on from his trip, Rod reflects on what it all meant to him. The way in which Cambodia changed me seems to come into view and then fall out again, oscillating in the … Continue reading “Step into the Gap: How Cambodia changed me”

Step into the Gap: Inspired by education

Isabel Marsh, who is currently on placement at St Cassian’s Centre, reflects on her time in El Salvador before she embarks on her fundraising journey 0 the Colchester half marathon. Less than 12 hours after arriving in El Salvador, our group set off for the University of Central America (UCA) to meet with one of CAFOD’s … Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Inspired by education”

Step into the Gap: Reflecting on my time in Freetown

CAFOD volunteer, Chris Burkette, who is currently taking part in CAFOD’s Step into the Gap programme and is on placement at Walsingham House, reflects on his time meeting communities in Sierra Leone. I know for so many people it can be rare to explore outside of Europe, but for many people here in Sierra Leone, … Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Reflecting on my time in Freetown”

Step into the Gap: Protection for children, young people and women

CAFOD volunteer, Aleks Adamczyk, shares about the time she spent with the Mary Barreda Association in Nicaragua. Aleks is currently completing the Step into the Gap programme at St Mary’s Academy Blackpool.  How did the torture and killing of a married couple lead to eight thousand Nicaraguan children, teenagers and women being helped every year to stay safe, free … Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Protection for children, young people and women”