Volunteer for Crisis at Christmas
Volunteer registration for Crisis at Christmas 2013
Crisis at Christmas 2012 was one of our most successful ever - thanks to our volunteers. We could not have done it without you.
Registration for Crisis at Christmas 2013 will open in October 2013.
This FAQ document will give you more information about volunteering for Crisis at Christmas.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:
How you can help
If 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
You 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
Join 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
We 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
Performers, musicians, magicians, workshop-organisers, sports trainers 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.