Become a SCIAF Parish Contact
Your parish can fight global poverty with SCIAF
SCIAF needs help from people like you to help raise awareness of our work so that together we can tackle the causes of poverty all over the world and to help families and communities in some of the poorest countries on earth.
Parish contacts are an invaluable asset to SCIAF, having a dedicated volunteer advocating our work in each parish across Scotland allows our message to reach as many people as possible.
If you have a little time to spare, you can play your part by putting up posters, distributing leaflets, holding fundraising events, and raising awareness of SCIAF’s work in your parish.
“I have always been passionate about helping those in need around the world, being a parish contact allows me to fit in volunteering around my home and work commitments. Now that I am retired I can do something practical about this for SCIAF. I hand out SCIAF materials at the end of mass and encourage parishioners to support their vital work. I am also there if anyone has any questions about SCIAF’s work or wants to fundraise for a great cause”
Kathy Onori, Parish Contact for St Anthony's, Rumford in Falkirk
"To be a parish contact means the parish has direct contact with SCIAF. It's good to meet up with the SCIAF team and other parish contacts at the friendly, informal meetings to learn and share. I am involved with SCIAF because of the outreach to the world's poorest people. It is important to me that SCIAF provides aid and advocacy and campaigns for justice."
Susan Ferguson, Parish Contact for St John Ogilvie's, Westerhailes
SCIAF volunteers come from all walks of life and each of them brings what they can to help fight global inequality. The role of parish contact can be adapted around the time you have available to help SCIAF in your parish.