for Crisis at Christmas

Volunteer with Crisis this Christmas and be there for someone as they start to build a life beyond homelessness.

Apply here!

Crisis works at Christmas and all year round to support people across Britain to build their lives beyond homelessness. Our Christmas services work alongside the specialist support we provide all year, which includes helping people to find their own stable home and access education and training.  

Through our year-round services, hotels and health and wellbeing programmes, we will be supporting over 7,000 people this Christmas.  

As a Crisis at Christmas volunteer, you will be part of a friendly and supportive community of like-minded people who are passionate about ending homelessness. Many of our volunteers return year after year.

As a volunteer, you will gain skills, have inspiring experiences, build confidence and above all help someone as they start to build a life beyond homelessness.

Typical volunteer roles include providing fresh and nourishing home-cooked meals for guests and members, offering specialist services such as haircuts, podiatry and physiotherapy, driving guests and / or wellbeing packages and offering advice.

Applications for Crisis at Christmas 2023 are now open


Find a Christmas volunteer role

Hear from Crisis at Christmas volunteers and learn more about our Christmas services in this video.

What sort of roles will be available?

Every Christmas we mobilise a unique volunteering effort to provide warmth, companionship and vital services to people facing homelessness at one of the toughest times of the year. Each year thousands of volunteers up and down the country make our Christmas services possible.  

Our volunteers help end homelessness at Christmas by:  

  • supporting guests staying in hotel accommodation provided by Crisis in London. This could involve a range of activities from running the tea and coffee bar, giving out clothing, using your skills to offer wellbeing support and advice or running activities such as art sessions and football games 
  • supporting people visiting day centres for support and advice in locations around London 
  • supporting your local Crisis Skylight centre in England, Scotland and Wales deliver meals and activities to people experiencing homelessness.


Find out more about Crisis at Christmas

Share your volunteering on social media

Encourage your friends and family to volunteer with you.

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Here's some suggested text to help you spread the word about Crisis at Christmas volunteering with your social media followers:

"This Christmas, I will be there for people as they start to build a life beyond homelessness. Join me as a Crisis at Christmas volunteer in [location]": https://www.crisis.org.uk/christmasvolunteering 

"Thousands of people are facing homelessness this Christmas. This is unacceptable. Join me as a Crisis at Christmas volunteer and be part of someone’s journey to a life beyond homelessness": https://www.crisis.org.uk/christmasvolunteering

"Across Britain over 250,000 households are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness. You can help put an end to this. Join me as a volunteer for Crisis this Christmas and help people build a life beyond homelessness": https://www.crisis.org.uk/christmasvolunteering