Lots of great opportunities to volunteer over the festive period, including Age UK, Fareshare, Foodbank and more…
Christmas Volunteering Opportunities in Milton Keynes
AGE UK, Milton Keynes
AGE UK, MK are running a Christmas Gift Wrapping project in Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre (previously Midsummer Place) to help raise funds for their services. They are hoping to rally together a team of volunteers to support them with the project. The project will run from Friday (27th November) through to Christmas Eve whenever the centre is open for Christmas shopping. There are various things volunteers are required to do, such as wrapping gifts for customers, taking customer’s orders (choice of paper/ribbons), taking payment, giving gifts back to the customers who preferred not to wait while gifts were being wrapped and restocking supplies. There will be three training sessions during November (dates to be confirmed) and each participant will be asked to attend one. If you are interested in this voluntary opportunity please register at http://www.do-it.org
Join Team FareShare at the nation’s biggest food collection and help fight hunger this Christmas. By giving just three hours of your time you could collect enough tins, cans and store-cupboard staples for five hundred meals for people in need!
This is the seventh food collection that they are running with Tesco and partner charity the Trussell Trust. Together they hope to make a big difference to some of the 5.8 million people currently living in extreme poverty in the UK this winter. They will deliver the food you collect to homeless hostels, refuges, older people’s lunch clubs, children’s breakfast clubs and other charities working with people in need.
Volunteers are needed to take part in this collection from 3rd – 5th December at Tesco stores in Wolverton, Kingston and Bletchley, and further afield in Buckingham, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Flitwick and Bedford.
The link to sign up is: http://www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2015/
Foodbank are looking for generous individuals again this year to help with their hamper programme. If you would like to support the great work of Foodbank then contact Hamper Elf at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01908 671180 or 07535 633753 and let him know what size of hampers i.e. small for up to 4, medium for 5 and large for 6 or more and then he will be able to allocate.
Christmas Day Party for the Elderly
The Christmas Day Party for the Elderly have reached their target number for Event Volunteers – 85 caring people. However they are still in need of Volunteer Drivers to collect guests from their homes and drive them to the party venue and then to take them home again at the end of the day. Visit http://www.mkpartyforelderly.org/
Together at Christmas
FUN FACT OF THE DAY- It’s under 8 weeks until Christmas 2015!!! With this in mind planning has already begun for this years event. They hope to accommodate even more guests this year.
Together at Christmas is a community project in Wolverton which aims to provide a fresh meal and entertainment to anyone who is alone on Christmas Day.
Roles include setting up around 8 am, preparing veg or getting the presents ready to be given out by Father Christmas. Whether it’s a couple of hours in the morning/afternoon or all day, they’d love to hear from you.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/togetheratchristmasmk to find out how you can help.