Pope Francis has designated a World Day of the Poor on the 19th November.
The Holy Father is encouraging Catholics to do something practical to help those marginalised in our society.
Those who wish to heed the Pope’s call to practical action by volunteering can offer their time to the organisations below.
A Catholic Missionary Organisation committed to Mission presence, activism and formation with people and communities on the Margins, Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Peace building.
Contact: Hugh Foy firstname.lastname@example.org
Providinhg safe over-night shelter and a hot evening meal for destitute asylum seekers and non-EU migrant who have no recourse to public funds and would otherwise be forced to sleep on the street.
Contact: Glasgownightshelter@gmail.com or Phill Jones, Senior Co-ordination 07929852264
Heritage Charity Foundation is a local registered NGO based and operating in Ghana. Our focus areas are provision of free basic education to young children living with disabilities of very poor families in the hard-to-reach communities, provision of free healthcare to children and pregnant mothers from very poor families in the hard-to-reach communities in Ghana.
The National Commission for Justice and Peace advises the Scottish Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in matters relating to social justice, international peace and human rights, and promotes action in these areas.
Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
We want a world without poverty, where the poorest can survive and thrive.
Find out about volunteering with us..
Our mission is to combat the cause and effects of Homelessness. Our Vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need.
Contact: Linda Branter 0141 418 6980
We assist individuals and families in need in whichever form that takes by visiting them on a one to one basis wherever they may be. In some Dioceses we have Furniture Projects; Clubs for adults and children with learning difficulties and provide caravan holidays.
To enhance liturgy and encourage congregation participation at holy mass. We also perform for fundraising events such as standard Margarets adoption society and sing for weddings.
To offer an alternative to abortion to all women faced with a difficult pregnancy. To support young families in need, including Asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants. To offer post-abortion care and healing . To promote the Gospel of Life.
Helping to meet the needs of the homeless and those suffering from hardship, addiction to alcohol or gambling. It is operated by the Legion of Mary, a Catholic lay organisation and helpers from other religions and none.
Support the education of vulnerable children living in poverty/extreme poverty in Zambia .