13 Places to Volunteer this Christmas Brighton 2015
In all the madness and fanfare it’s easy to forget that at Christmas time many can be lonely or go hungry. But don’t despair, get involved! Volunteer Centre Brighton and Hove bring you a list of worthwhile causes you can donate time to. Light up someone’s day this festive season with our Christmas Volunteering Brighton guide.
One Church works inside several sheltered housing schemes regularly through the week, and two of them are gearing up for Christmas parties. Get in touch to find out how you can help.
Volunteers are needed for this special event at the Royal Pavilion ‘Father Christmas’ which runs daily from Saturday 12 to Tuesday 22 December.
Hannah: 01273 292838
Will be holding a volunteer tin shake day on 13th December to raise money for First Base to support men and woman who are homeless this Christmas and throughout the year.
Tasha Burt: 01273 929499
Sell charity Christmas cards from pop-up shops located in a variety of premises, including churches, museums, tourist information centres, libraries, community centres and within other retail organisations. Shops are open for 6-8 weeks in the run-up to Christmas.
The nation’s biggest food collection. They need volunteers for their Neighbourhood food collection across December 3rd, 4th and 5th at a number of local Tescos. The Neighbourhood Food Collection is a partnership between Tesco, FareShare, and the Trussell Trust.
Sign up: volunteer.fareshare.org.uk
Supports older people, carers, people with dementia, families with children with special needs and disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help with traditional Xmas lunch for elderly people with needs in Worthing.
Tammy Townsend: 01903 528635
Methold House, Worthing BN11 1DU
Micro-volunteering are actions that benefit a worthy cause, where the main bulk of the task can be completed on demand in one or more sessions of up to 30 minutes, either from a person’s home or on the go. They involve little or no commitment and are easy to participate in, such as writing to a sick child.
Provide Christmas Day Lunch for people in the city who would otherwise be spending the day on their own. They normally cater for around 120 guests. There is a range of ways in which you can get involved including helping with transport, kitchen duties, table duties, clear up duties, cloakroom duties.
An organisation that aims to reach out to older people who feel lonely and isolated within society. They are planning a Hamper Packing programme in December (dates and place tbc) and are looking for volunteers.
Sally: 01273 737710
Provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. There are almost 400 Trussell Trust foodbanks, with three opening each week to meet a growing need. They currently have food bank in Shoreham and another under development at Whitehawk.
Each Christmas the Trussell Trust takes thousands of shoeboxes filled with presents to some of the poorest people in Bulgaria. There are different way for you to get involved:
More Christmas volunteering Brighton opportunities will be added when announced.
Cover Photo courtesy of Dominic Alves