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Volunteer at Crisis at Christmas in Birmingham

Crisis at Christmas is a unique volunteer effort that provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time of year. By volunteering with Crisis this Christmas you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness. We have volunteer roles available in Birmingham from 18-25 December. Our days are themed, but we also need general, entertainment and activity volunteers on most days.

All roles have been filled

18 December - Health

Some of our guests would benefit from expert advice.

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20 December - Mindfulness

We are running a day of mindfulness activities, such as yoga or meditation.

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21 December - Hair and Beauty

All of our guests would benefit from some pampering.

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All days - General Volunteers

Our general volunteers are vital to the smooth running of Crisis at Christmas.

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Christmas Day - Transport Volunteers

Transport volunteers are responsible for getting our guests to and from our centre on Christmas Day.

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Christmas Day - Kitchen Volunteers

These volunteers are in charge of ensuring that everyone gets delicious meals.

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All days - Creative Volunteers

If you have a talent to share then help to create an inspiring place to spend Christmas.

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Your Christmas questions answered

Our dates are Monday 18 December, Wednesday 20 December, Thursday 21 December and Christmas Day – Monday 25 December.

 For Christmas in Birmingham we open day centres. Our day centres are for guests who have accommodation of some kind, such as hostels, B&Bs, those who are sofa surfing or get their accommodation from different sources. A small minority may be rough sleeping or may have been referred to us from winter night shelters.
These centres open from 11 am to 4 pm, providing lunch and snacks for all guests as well as activities, entertainment and essential services such as advice and healthcare. The day centres cater for up to 100 guests each and are open to all.

Our centres in Birmingham are in East and Central Birmingham. They are located in buildings that are donated to Crisis for use over Christmas only, such as schools, colleges and empty buildings.

For security and confidentiality reasons, the locations of our centres are confidential and full addresses can only be provided once volunteers have been confirmed into that centre after they’ve applied.

Where possible, we give an idea of centre location via ‘whereabouts’ maps on the online application. These give a rough idea of location without detailing the exact address.

Applications open on 19 October for previous volunteers and 23 October for everybody else.