Crisis at Christmas operates a network of temporary day and residential centres across London providing services and support for over 3,900 homeless and vulnerably housed people. They operate 9 centres over the Christmas period (22 - 30 December inclusive) and rely on 10,000 volunteers who contribute their skills and time to make Crisis at Christmas happen each year.
This unique volunteer effort provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time of year. By volunteering with Crisis this Christmas you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness. There are lots of volunteering roles to fill from cooking and serving meals, to sharing your skills or simply having a chat and playing games with the guests.
Crisis at Christmas is a lifeline for thousands of homeless people across the UK, offering support, companionship and vital services over the festive period so volunteer now.
Given the historically high demand for places we recommend that you register early, particularly if you want to volunteer ‘office’ hours.
All civil servants have the opportunity to take at least 3 days of special paid leave each year to undertake volunteering and it is important that we record that this is happening so if you volunteer please let us know and we may also be able to link you with other civil servants volunteering.
Our vision is 'A Brilliant Civil Service' that reflects and understands the diverse society it serves, that is inclusive and flexible and this is a great opportunity to live up to that vision.
Homelessness has increased markedly in recent years, with rough sleeping more than doubling since 2010. Donate a couple of hours of your time and volunteer for Crisis at Christmas in London this winter. Crisis at Christmas is only made possible through the generosity of thousands of volunteers like you.