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Volunteer at Crisis at Christmas in Birmingham

Crisis at Christmas is a unique volunteer effort that provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time of year. By volunteering with Crisis this Christmas you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness. We have Christmas events in Birmingham from 18-25 December and will need a range of volunteers over this time, including general volunteers, kitchen staff, drivers, entertainers and key service providers.

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Kitchen Volunteers

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General Volunteers (full)

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Activities & Entertainment Volunteers

We are looking for workshop and activity leaders, performers and entertainers.


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Service Volunteers

Our service volunteers provide our guests with a range of specialist skills, advice and treatments.


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Photography Volunteers (full)

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Transport Volunteers

There are opportunities for both drivers and non-drivers to get involved in our transport team.


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Birmingham Wishlist

Crisis at Christmas wouldn't be possible without the generosity of hundreds of people.


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Your Christmas questions answered

We kick off our Christmas events on 4 December 2018 with our annual Carol Concert. We then have Health & Wellbeing events taking place on 18, 19 and 21 December 2018 and of course our Christmas day celebration on 25 December 2018.

For Christmas in Birmingham we open day centres. Our day centres are for guests who have accommodation of some kind, such as hostels, B&Bs, those who are sofa surfing or get their accommodation from different sources. A small minority may be rough sleeping or may have come to us from winter night shelters. These centres open from 11am to 4pm, providing lunch and snacks for all guests as well as activities, entertainment and essential services such as advice and healthcare. The day centres cater for up to 100 guests each and are open to all.

Our centres in Birmingham are in East and Central Birmingham. They are located in buildings that are donated to Crisis for use over Christmas only, such as schools, colleges and empty buildings.

For security and confidentiality reasons, the locations of our centres are confidential and full addresses can only be provided once volunteers have been confirmed.

Where possible, we give an idea of centre location via ‘whereabouts’ maps on the online application. These give a rough idea of location without detailing the exact address.

Applications for previous volunteers open on 17 October and on 24 October for the general public.