If you’re young and want to stand up for global justice, the Caritas Youth Forum is the place for you.
The Caritas Youth Forum was set up to encourage young people’s participation in Caritas. We hope it will create a greater sense of ownership among young people who work or volunteer with Caritas, in order to help advance the vision and mission of the Caritas confederation.
The worldwide Caritas family can help you find great ways to live out your faith and change the world around you for the better. So learn from each other, share your experiences. Volunteer. Bring our societies closer together. Play your part.
“Dear young people, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don’t be afraid to aim high!”
Caritas youth leading the way
Youth groups and young adults in Caritas around the globe are showing the way to connect with each other to build a better world.
“Through friendship, action for others and reflecting on faith, these inspiring projects show how things can change when you believe in something big,” says youth leader Sarah Burrows from the UK.
Representatives from young Caritas Tirol.
Caritas youth leaders across Europe are creating a dynamic network that connects young people to swap ideas and work together for a fairer society.
On 23rd November, at the first ever YoungCaritas conference, Caritas youth leaders in 32 European countries made a joint ‘Vienna Declaration’.
It’s a pledge to give young people opportunities to put their beliefs into action by working for social justice. “It’s a fantastic chance to make a change alongside other people who feel the same as you,” says Caritas Internationalis Youth Forum Facilitator Alfonso Apicella.