Volunteer for Crisis at Christmas in London
Volunteer registration for London 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 to volunteer for London Crisis at Christmas is now open. Please read through all the different and exciting volunteering opportunities available to you below. Then follow the link at the bottom of the page 'Register for Crisis at Christmas volunteering' to register.
This Essential Information document will give you further information on volunteering for Crisis at Christmas.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:
Telephone: 0300 636 1000
The call centre is now open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with an extended service on Thursdays open until 8pm.
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, 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.
- Find out about being an Activities & Entertainments Volunteer
- View a video about activities volunteering
We have had an amazing response recruiting volunteers this year and therefore when signing up you will find there is only one shift available in most centres. However spaces do become available when volunteers change their shifts or drop out due to last minute plan changes, so please keep an eye out for spaces opening up.
Spaces are available to volunteer in the role of General Volunteer 3+, and this would mean committing to a minimum of three shifts, but please be aware these slots are filling up quickly.
We are particularly in need of volunteers to fill the roles of Advice Administrators, Hairdressers and Translators.