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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 to supporting winter craft activities for local children, there’s a range of opportunities to get involved in this winter.
Free Radio Cash For Kids

Dates: 23rd, 28th and 30th November
5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd December
Help collect and sort Christmas gifts for children living in Coventry and package them ready for collection by local housing associations / children's services.

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#givewhatyoucan - Christmas Food Drive

Date: until Friday 15th December
This Christmas several people across campus are collecting donations for two local charities: Coventry Haven and Coventry Open Christmas. To help in this cause you can pop your donations into the Warwick Volunteers office.

See other collections point on Warwick campus and a list of suggested donations

Coventry Santa Tracker - Canley

Date: Wednesday 20th December

Father Christmas will come round the streets of Canley with his sleigh and volunteers are needed to escort him along his route and help Rotary Club Coventry fundraise for local charities! From 5.30 - 8.30pm. If you can help please contact Leanne on 07909333010 or on her email address

Find out more about Coventry Santa Tracker

LWS Night Shelter

This year, the LWS Night Shelter is teaming up with the Leamington Night Shelter to provide shelter for their homeless and vulnerably-housed guests from 22nd December -1st January.

Sign up to volunteer with them

Past events

Crafts in Hospital

Date: Thursday 23 November
Help make Christmas card packs! The packs will be donated to the hospital so that patients can make them in their free time.

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Light Up Leamington Parade

Sunday 26 November: Help children & families make lanterns for the parade

Sunday 3rd December: join the parade with beautiful handmade Lanterns to Light Up Leamington and volunteer as a steward!

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Christmas Quizz Social

Date: Thursday 30 November

Time to find out which volunteering project is the ‘brainiest’ of them all! Join other volunteers and take part in a Christmas themed quiz whilst enjoying festive snacks and hot drinks.

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Charter Primary School
Christmas Fayre

Date: Friday 1st December
Help run a snowman biscuit decorating activity for the pupils at Charter Primary School at their Christmas Fayre.


Plant Bluebell Bulbs with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Saturday 2nd December
Help plant bluebell bulbs along a woodland pathway near Park Wood. Bluebells are a beautiful wildflower found in dense drifts within woodlands. The attractive vivid blue flowers are a valuable nectar source for moths, bees and butterflies.

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Foundry Wood

Date: Sunday 3rd December
Friends of Foundry Wood run a regular volunteer day on the first Sunday of each month to maintain the woodland. Tasks will be varied and the sessions may run all day or half day depending on how many people turn up and what needs to be done!

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Canley Christmas

Date: Tuesday 5th December
Volunteers are needed to help run Christmas craft activities and games for children in Canley at Canley Community Centre.