Christmas volunteering 

The festive season is a great time to get involved in volunteering. Not only are you giving your time to a good cause but you are potentially helping people who may not find Christmas such a festive time, such as people without families, those who are alone or people sleeping rough on the streets.

For students staying in Manchester over Christmas it’s also an opportunity for you to get out and about meeting people, spending your time on something worthwhile and feeling good about yourself. Even if you don’t feel able to physically go out due to COVID restrictions we have opportunities you can get involved in from the safety of your home.

Volunteer Centre Manchester has lots of festive opportunities that you can get involved in. Donate to foodbanks, become a volunteer 'elf' and get involved in your local area.
If you plan to stay in Manchester over the Christmas period, you can support the increase in demand for COVID-19 vaccinations and booster jabs as Manchester is in need of more volunteer marshals at sites across the city.

As a marshal you’ll be responsible directing patients around vaccinations delivery sites to pods, waiting areas and exits, organising traffic and handing out masks at the entrance.

Manchester is hugely diverse and over 100 languages are spoken across the city. Volunteers who can speak other languages are especially needed, so they can offer advice and support to people who otherwise might not be able to access it.

This is a great chance for you to volunteer across the city and in local neighbourhoods supporting the COVID-19 vaccination sites, gain new skills, make new friends and be part of the incredible Manchester COVID-19 journey.

To find out more and apply go to Volunteer Hub

On Volunteer Hub we are currently advertising a range of roles volunteering to help older people, refugees, those experiencing homelessness and many others for whom Christmas can be a challenging time. Many of these roles are looking for people long -term but Christmas may be a great time to get started! For example:

Mustard Tree is looking for as many people as possible to help it deliver life changing assistance to Manchester's homeless community  
Cracking Good Food needs volunteer cooking assistants
Volunteering Matters is looking for volunteers to create activity packs for older people.

Outlined above is just a small example of the opportunities available for you to get involved with on Volunteer Hub. To search all opportunities, go to Volunteer Hub and see what takes your interest.

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