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Sponsored Volunteering

By volunteering at Crisis, you are doing something amazing this Christmas. You are helping people to take a first step out of homelessness.

Would your friends and family sponsor you for donating your time? Or have you thought about fundraising to support Crisis?

Set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving now.

Become a sponsored volunteer and the money you raise will help even more people to leave homelessness behind for good through Crisis' year-round housing, employment, education and wellbeing services.

All you do is set up a fundraising page and share the link.

Set up your fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving today.

Get sponsored. Help end homelessness.

For further information, please contact sav@crisis.org.uk


Tips and tools to help you

We’ve got plenty images and messaging to help you explain how you’re helping and why it’s important. 

 Check out our shareable images and key facts below.

Sponsorship form

Collect fundraising offline using this sponsorship form.

Social media

Use these graphics to spread the word about your fundraising:

Facebook

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Instagram

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Twitter

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Message to share with your friends and family:

“We should all have a place to call home. Across the UK, thousands of people will be without a home this Christmas. 

Crisis at Christmas will bring warmth, companionship and vital services to homeless people, and a way out of homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round services. 

This year I will be volunteering at Crisis at Christmas, where 15 centres will open across the UK between 21 and 30 December offering vital companionship, hot meals, warmth and vital services including podiatry, health checks, eyesight checks and housing, education and employment advice 

Could you be one of those generous people and sponsor me?”

How your money could help

This Christmas, Crisis will bring warmth, companionship and vital services to homeless people, and a way out of homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round services. 

By reserving a place at Crisis at Christmas for just £28.18, you could help someone take their first steps out of homelessness for good.  

Every £28.18 you raise provides all this 

  • A warm welcome and good company 
  • Three nutritious, hot meals daily, including a delicious Christmas dinner 
  • A bed for the night, if needed 
  • A chance to shower, freshen up and get clean clothes 
  • A health check and treatment from a doctor, optician and dentist 
  • Expert help with mental health and addiction problems 
  • Advice on housing, employment and benefits  
  • A way out of homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round training, education and support.  

Crisis at Christmas is just the beginning of helping people out of homelessness and our work does not end there. We offer our guests individual advice and support and encourage them to go to our year-round service centres in the New Year.

Facts about homelessness

  • On average, homeless people die at just 47 years old.
  • People sleeping on the street are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence.
  • More than one in three people sleeping rough have been deliberately hit or kicked or experienced some other form of violence whilst homeless.
  • Homeless people are over nine times more likely to take their own life than the general population.

More information about Crisis and homelessness can be found in our Homelessness knowledge hub.