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Christmas Volunteering


We’ve put together a list of festive volunteering opportunities and charity events in Coventry and Warwickshire; from helping the homeless, selling Christmas cards for charities or supporting those who are at risk of loneliness or isolation this Christmas there’s a range of opportunities to get involved in.
LWS Night Shelter

LWS Night Shelter help the homeless and vulnerably housed in Leamington and the wider area. We are operating as a Soup Kitchen at the moment, serving food to guests from outside of the Priors Club. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food on Friday Nights, Saturday Nights and Sunday Nights.

If you can help sign up to volunteer here or find out more by visiting their website.

This is an external opportunity

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Coventry Open Christmas

Coventry Open Christmas is a voluntary organisation managed by the "Grub & Gab Club". We provide shelter and food to the homeless and lonely over the Christmas holiday. The shelter this year is being held at St Peter's Centre in Hillfields, Coventry.

We will be open for 24 hours a day across Christmas week and are looking for volunteers as well as donations.

Sign up here or for more info click here

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Crisis Coventry

Each year Crisis support thousands of people who are homeless. And now, as the harshest time of year approaches, we’re getting ready to help people again. Social distancing means we’ll be doing things differently, but we’ll be looking after as many people as we possibly can. Find out more

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Langar Aid

Evenings 4.00pm - 6.30pm

Langar Aid is a project in Coventry run by international humanitarian aid organisation Khalsa Aid International. We are currently serving the local homeless 7 days a week every evening. This takes places outside our premises in Spon End. We need volunteers to help prepare and pack meals that we distribute to the homeless

Sign up here. For more information visit

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Cards for Good Causes

Cards For Good Causes supports more than 250 U.K national and local charities by selling Christmas cards and products online and through local pop-up shops.

They need volunteers for their new seasonal shop in the West Orchard Shopping Centre in Coventry. The shop will be open Monday-Saturday between the hours of 9:30am-5:00pm and on Sunday’s between 10:00am-4:00pm.
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NHS Volunteer Responders

Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS and the social care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. To do this they need an 'army' of volunteers who can support vulnerable people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well.

They are looking for Check In and Chat volunteers to provide short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

More information and sign up

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Letters for NHS and Care Homes

Letters For The NHS and Letters for Care Homes was set up by a Warwick student to connect willing letter-writing volunteers with key NHS workers who deserve some extra praise/attention and also with elderly people who may be suffering from loneliness or isolation, particularly over the Christmas period.

Find out more and sign up

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Check in call Volunteers

Many people understandably feel anxious and concerned at the moment and Carers feel this most of all as they are looking after some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Carers Trust are looking for volunteers who will make calls to Carers and see how they are getting on, offering a friendly voice and listening ear during these difficult times and helping to reduce loneliness and isolation.

If you can help contact Emily: emily dot barker at carerstrusthofe dot org dot uk

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Carriers of Hope

Carriers of Hope, Coventry, is a charity dedicated to helping asylum seekers, refugees and Eastern European migrants in the Coventry area. They need help to sort Christmas gifts, pack shoeboxes and also help to deliver them to local families in need.

More information join the Carriers of Hope Volunteers Facebook Group More information about Carriers of Hope can be found here

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Cubbington Mill Care Home

Cubbington Mill Care Home, near Leamington, are looking for volunteers to engage with older residents through video calls, letter writing or providing talks or presentations about their culture, interests or hobbies. Volunteering is flexible and can be organise at a time to suit both volunteers and residents. Support and supervision will be provided by care home staff.

To find out more contact Activities dot cubbington at barchester dot com

This is an external opportunity

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Online and From Home Volunteering

Due the Coronavirus pandemic you may be not be able to get out to volunteer however there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer from the comfort of your own home.

We have pulled together a selection of different 'at home' opportunities from knitting for premature babies to lending your eyes to help blind and low-vision people to solve tasks big and small.

Find out more

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Chat Central

Chat Central, run by Voluntary Action Coventry, is a project that aims to tackle loneliness and isolation by helping people to find others with similar interests, to have fun, join in with a hobby and to get involved with their community. They are looking for volunteers to help with socially distanced outdoor meetings of small groups during December as well as helping with an online Christmas party on 21 & 22nd December. Contact o dot moronfolu at vacoventry dot org dot uk to find out more.

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Crafting Happiness - Christmas Cards
Weds 9 December 4-6pm - MS Teams

Crafting Happiness will be making Christmas cards for children and teenagers between the ages of 3 - 17 with serious illnesses through the charity Postpals. Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a fun card making session with us! No previous participation or experience is required :)

Join Here

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Covid-19 mass testing volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help run Covid-19 mass testing centres in Warwickshire. They are crucial to the centres running smoothly and ensuring as many people as possible can get a test and quickly. Volunteers will help register people on arrival , give out information and ensure everyone is safe by managing the flow of people. Centres have started to open in North Warwickshire but will be opening in Leamington later in December. To volunteer email volroles at wcava dot org dot uk with your details and location.

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