Many charities are desperate for people to lend a helping hand over the festive season. But they do need to plan ahead, so if you are thinking of volunteering this Christmas, now’s the time to find out what opportunities are available in your area.
Take a look at some of the ideas below and on the next few pages and get in touch directly with the organisations featured if you want to get involved.
Christmas Party Volunteering
You could also think about getting your company volunteering. TimeBank can match you up to a volunteering opportunity that suits you and your team - however big or small. You’ll know that you've made a real difference – made a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap a present, given hope to a homeless person in a hostel or created a space that children can play in.
You’ll have done it with your colleagues, be it bonding over present wrapping, smiling over soup serving, or competing to dig a ditch! And then you’ll go to a local pub or restaurant to unwind and share your stories of volunteering this Christmas.