Volunteer for Crisis at Christmas in London

Volunteer registration for Crisis at Christmas 2014

Crisis at Christmas 2013 was one of our most successful ever - thanks to our volunteers. We could not have done it without you.

Registration to volunteer for London Crisis at Christmas 2014 will open in October this year. Please check back here later in the year for more details about registration.

This Essential Information document will give you further information on volunteering for Crisis at Christmas.

How you can help

Guests and volunteers enjoy ChristmasIf you are homeless or living in hostel accommodation, Christmas can be a lonely and depressing time.

Crisis at Christmas provide centres across London between 23 and 30 December that offer vital companionship, hot meals and warmth, and a wide range of essential services that homeless people often miss out on.

This year, we expect nearly 3,000 guests to visit our ten centres across London, and we hope that for many this could be the first step towards leaving homelessness for good.

But we need more than 8,000 volunteers to make it happen, from those willing to 'muck in' and help out anywhere to people with particular skills like dentists, hairdressers, lorry drivers and performers. 

See below for the four ways you could help out Crisis at Christmas:

As a General Volunteer

general volunteers chat to staffYou will be absolutely vital to the smooth running of Crisis at Christmas as one of our general volunteers.

We need more than 6,000 sociable and helpful people to work on a variety of tasks such as welcoming guests to our centres, serving food, sorting bedding and generally making sure things go to plan. A big part of your job will be getting to know our guests.

No special expertise is needed, just a general willingness to get involved and a desire to do something positive for the homeless this Christmas.

As a Logistics Volunteer

Volunteers sort shoesJoin the team that makes Crisis at Christmas happen. From logistics and back office roles to driving vehicles, from co-ordinating food deliveries to translating, we need key people with special skills to help deliver the event.

As a Service Volunteer

Hair salon guest and volWe need a whole host of people with special qualifications to give our guests access to services they usually miss out on, including medical professionals, advice practitioners, hairdressers, alternative therapists, caterers and dog handlers.

As an Activities & Entertainments Volunteer

ActivitiesPerformers, musicians, artists, teachers, wellbeing practitioners, sports coaches and more required to help us inspire and entertain guests at our centres. If you think your talent can help us create some Christmas spirit in our guests' lives, click below to find out more.


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