Give something back this Christmas

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There’s a range of opportunities to give something back this festive season and help people in need. These local organisations are looking for volunteers. Get involved this Christmas!

Mildmay’s Children’s Christmas Party: 14 December
Enthusiastic local residents are needed to dress up as elves and fairies for the Children’s Christmas Party at Milday Community Centre, N16. Taking place from 5-7pm, the party is run by local residents for local residents. Volunteers will need to arrive at 4pm to help set up and will be expected to finish at 8pm following clear up. Contact Centre Manager, Teena Phillips on 020 7249 8286 for details on how to get involved.

The Quaker Christmas Shelter: 23-30 December
Every year – over the Christmas holidays – Quaker Homeless Action run a shelter for the homeless at Union Chapel in Highbury. They are looking for volunteers to help them support those in need of a warm bed and some home cooked food. There are a various roles available. Call 020 8983 5066 or 07880 807718, or email to get involved. More information about the charity and the shelter.

St Luke’s Community Centre: Christmas Day
If you live locally and want to get involved, St Luke’s Community Centre need a mini bus driver and escort, help in the kitchen, entertainers, servers and hosts who are happy to chat and mingle. If you can help please email or telephone 020 7549 8181 and leave your details. More information.

Crisis at Christmas: throughout December
Over 10,000 volunteers are needed to help more than 4,000 homeless people across London this Christmas. The charity needs people with specialist skills, like dentists, hairdressers, lorry drivers and performers, as well as general volunteers ready to help people in need. Search for London roles and register under the ‘get involved’ tab.

The Silver Line: 4, 11, 12, 18 & 20 December
The Silver Line is the UK’s only free, 24hr confidential helpline for vulnerable and isolated older people. It offers information, friendship, or a chat whenever needed and is fully funded by voluntary donations. They need your help this Christmas at several London Underground stations to collect money on their behalf. Please call Charlotte to find out and more on 020 3793 9182 or email.

Volunteers needed for new pop-up charity shop

Royal Voluntary Service is calling on local residents to give a few hours of their time each week to volunteer at Shop & Co, a new pop-up store in the Whittington Hospital. As well as serving customers, staff and volunteers will also signpost services available to older people in the local community.

Volunteers and staff members are needed for a period of six months. Full training will be provided and hours are flexible. Click here for more information, or call 0845 601 3661.

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