Absolutely! We’ll still require lots of volunteers to support our online offer, creation and delivery of food parcels and wellbeing packs. As always we will need volunteers, and their skills and talents to ensure this Crisis at Christmas is a success for our guests.
In some areas we are beginning the volunteer recruitment process through a process of invitation. We suggest that you come back on a daily basis to check if more volunteer roles are available.
Yes! There’s lots you can still do to support us both at Christmas and with our year-round work. Visit our volunteer portal to find out more about year-round volunteering opportunities and search for roles. There are also loads of opportunities to support us through fundraising or campaigning work. To find out more, go to https://www.crisis.org.uk/crisis-this-christmas/
The health and safety of guests, volunteers and staff is paramount, and Crisis will continually review the latest government guidance and implement recommendations. Where volunteers may come into contact with our guests at Christmas, they will be provided with the necessary PPE and recommended social distancing will be enforced. All volunteers will be provided with the appropriate training for their role to ensure they are aware of the safe but supportive approach we will take to engaging with our guests.
The changes needed to run Christmas this year will mean our usual recruitment process will be different in places. While some roles are likely to be recruited for in the usual way, for many we will be getting in touch directly with our most experienced volunteers initially. We will still be using the applications system to accept applications and apply for shifts in the usual way, so please look at the volunteer roles we now have available.
More than ever this year we need to know exactly who is volunteering with us where in order to ensure everyone’s safety, so if you’d like to volunteer with someone make sure you sign up via the applications system. If you’d like to volunteer at the same time as someone else who is signed up you can get in touch to let us know and we will accommodate this where possible, but cannot make any guarantees.
We do have working from home (or anywhere!) roles this year. Depending on your skills you could be a Connection Volunteer making wellbeing calls or a Remote Advice Volunteer, providing advice based on British law) to guests staying with Crisis at Christmas.
You can find out more about these roles here