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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, clearing a woodland path or helping to marshal a parade or Santa dash, there’s a range of opportunities to get involved in this winter.
LWS Night Shelter

LWS Night Shelter help the homeless and vulnerably housed in Leamington and the wider area. They require volunteers to help with catering, evening shifts, overnight stays and morning shifts for the period between 23rd and 28th December.

If you can help visit their website

This is an external opportunity

Foundry Wood

The Friends of Foundry Wood run a regular volunteer morning on the first Sunday of each month to maintain the woodland. Tasks are varied and depends on how many people turn up and what needs doing! Find out more

This is an external opportunity

coventry open christmas
Coventry Open Christmas

Coventry Open Christmas is a local voluntary organisation that provides shelter and food to the homeless and lonely in Coventry over the Christmas holiday. They still need volunteers to help with clearing everything away on 29th December between 10am - 1pm. More information can be found here

This is an external opportunity

Cheylesmore Good Neighbours: Retired Rewired – IT Tuition Volunteers

Tuesday 4 December

We run one to one IT lessons for older people in Coventry to help them remain independent and connected with the community, teaching a mixture of abilities and devices from mobile phones to tablets and laptops. No previous experience is required; as long as you’re comfortable with using basic technology, all you need is patience!

Volunteers will travel together and transport is provided from campus.

Sign up here

Myton Hospice Santa Dash
Sunday 9th December

Volunteers are needed for a wide range of roles including helping to set up and marshal the event, helping to sell merchandise, manning the bag drop off area, encouraging people to dress up and take photos as well as being one of Santa's grotto helpers. If you can help Volunteering dot Dept at mytonhospice or find out more
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Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice has been named as the charity that the Royal Spa Centre’s Pantomime in Leamington Spa will be supporting this year. The hospice are looking for volunteers to help collect donations from the audience after each show. There are 18 days throughout December when the panto is being performed and most days have two performances. The task will probably only require helping out for about half an hour.

Email: EllyPetrucciElly dot Petrucci at zoes-place dot org dot uk.

This is an external opportunity

Coventry Winter Night Shelter

Coventry Winter Night Shelter (CWNS) is a project run by Coventry Churches around the city, which provides rough sleepers with support, a hot meal, a safe and warm bed for the night and breakfast the next day. The project runs from 1st December – 31st March every year.

They still need volunteers for the night shift (9.30pm - 7am)

More information about the night shelter and the volunteers roles are available here

This is an external opportunity